Recruitment Fraud Alert

Please be aware of scams involving phony job postings and messages.

Recently, there have been instances of fraudulent job offers, misrepresenting Indegene Healthcare in the market where people have been offered fake jobs with Indegene. Indegene takes this matter very seriously, and is working closely with the appropriate authorities to effectively address the issue. By making you aware of this, we hope to avoid, and ultimately prevent, unsuspecting individuals from falling victim to this scam.

What is Recruitment fraud?

Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated scam offering fictitious job opportunities. This type of fraud is normally perpetrated through online services such as bogus web sites, unsolicited e-mails, or messages claiming to be from the company. These communications request that recipients provide personal information, and ultimately payments, to process applications for jobs that do not exist.

How to identify Recruitment fraud?

  • The perpetrators will often ask recipients to complete bogus recruitment documents, such as application forms, terms and conditions of employment, or visa forms. Indegene name and logo are often featured on these fake documents without authorization.
  • There is an early request for personal information such as address details, date of birth, CV, passport details, bank details, etc.
  • Candidates are requested to contact other companies/individuals such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies, visa/immigration processing agencies, etc.
  • E-mail correspondence is often sent from (or to) free web-based e-mail accounts such as Yahoo.com, Yahoo.co.uk, Gmail.com, Google-mail.com, Live.com, etc.
  • E-mail correspondence appears to be sent from an officer or a senior executive of the company, often in Legal or Human Resources. If the e-mail address doesn't end with "@indegene.com" it most likely is not legitimate.
  • The perpetrators frequently use mobile or platform telephone numbers beginning with +44(0)70 from outside of the US or India instead of official company numbers.
  • The perpetrators may even offer to pay a large percentage of the fees requested and ask the candidate to pay the remaining amount.
  • There is an insistence on urgency.

What should YOU do if you receive such an e-mail or if an acquaintance forwards such an e-mail to you?

Please do…

Share the e-mail received by you or by your acquaintance to info@indegene.com (but see below). The e-mail should include complete contact details with information related to the fraud suspected.


MAKE SURE THAT THE 3 ITEMS BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE E-MAIL. If any one of these 3 items is omitted, it will take us longer to investigate and identify the perpetrators.


  • Original subject line: Retain the original subject line of the e-mail received.
  • Complete headers: E-mail headers contain a detailed record of the specific route that an e-mail took through the Internet when it was sent. It also helps us identify the perpetrators’ location(s). Unfortunately, forwarding an e-mail you receive will remove the headers, so the best way to ensure the tracking information is included is to insert the reported fraudulent e-mail into a new e-mail. You can do this in Outlook by clicking INSERT > OUTLOOK ITEM > Selecting the fraudulent e-mail.
  • Complete message body: Share the complete, unedited content of the e-mail. PLEASE DO NOT be changed or edited in any way.
  • Messages from the perpetrator should be saved for further investigation, if necessary.

Please do not…

  • Engage in communication with the original sender.
  • Forward such e-mails to any other mailbox except to info@indegene.com with the details mentioned above.
  • By making you aware of these fraudulent schemes, we hope to keep you from being victimized, and ultimately to stop these schemes from being perpetrated against others.