Col­lege stu­dents warned about job fraud

Shanghai Daily - - METRO - Ni Yin­bin

CITY po­lice yes­ter­day urged col­lege stu­dents to be care­ful when tak­ing up “high-pay­ing” job op­por­tu­ni­ties of­fered by some hu­man re­source agen­cies.

The warn­ing came af­ter 150 out-oftown stu­dents were left in the lurch in Shang­hai by il­le­gal job agents.

The stu­dents from He­nan Province, who had paid agents for job op­por­tu­ni­ties in Shang­hai, were booked into a sub­ur­ban ho­tel af­ter ar­riv­ing on Sun­day, po­lice said.

They had used up most of their money by Tues­day, and with no one show­ing up to ar­range for in­ter­views or work as promised, they called po­lice, Jin­shan District po­lice said.

By yes­ter­day, 56 of the stu­dents had been sent back to their home­town of Xinx­i­ang City in He­nan while the rest are try­ing to find jobs here.

The po­lice said re­cruit­ment in­for­ma­tion is easy to come by dur­ing this time of the year when col­lege stu­dents grad­u­ate and sum­mer va­ca­tions are about to start.

The 150 stu­dents had been told they had a chance of work­ing for a fa­mous cor­po­ra­tion in Shang­hai, ei­ther part­time or full- time, said one of the stu­dent sur­named Guan.

Each stu­dent only needed to pay 200 yuan (US$30.9) for trans­porta­tion and health check to get the job.

The stu­dents ar­rived in Che­dun Town, Songjiang District, on Sun­day and were booked into a small ho­tel. The next day, they were told the cor­po­ra­tion they ex­pected to work for had fin­ished re­cruit­ment and they had to be split into two groups for other fac­to­ries — Songjiang and Jin­shan.

“We spent an­other night in Jin­shan, af­ter which there was no word from the agency,” Guan said.

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