Where can you complain about jobs fraud?

If you suspect you’ve been targeted by a job scam, don’t hesitate to take action. This’s a guide on where to report job fraud in India, depending on the nature of the crime.

National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal:

If the fraud happened online (such as website, email, or social media platform), you can file a complaint on the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (https://cybercrime.gov.in/) or call their helpline at 1930.

Know, Where to file a cyber crime complaint?


Report the crime to your nearest police station and file an FIR (First Information Report). Most police stations have dedicated cyber cells equipped to handle online fraud.

Need help for FIR? Read: What should you include in your Police FIR?

Consumer Forum (if applicable):

Did the job scam involve financial loss (registration fees, travel expenses)? If so, consider approaching the Consumer Forum. This route might be suitable if the fraudulent entity falls under the category of a service provider.

Know, Documents needed to file a consumer complaint with National Consumer Helpline (NCH) or the Consumer Commission (also known as consumer court).

Regulatory Authorities (for specific situations):

For more targeted action, consider these options:

  • Company Registration Issues: If the company itself seems suspicious or unregistered, report it to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).

  • Labor Law Violations: Were you promised a job but not given one after paying fees or completing training? File a complaint with the Ministry of Labour & Employment.

  • Employment Disputes (if applicable): Already employed but faced fraud (unpaid wages, harassment)? Approach the Labour Department of your state.

It’s important to gather evidence like screenshots of job postings, emails, online chats, and any financial transactions related to the scam. This will strengthen your complaint with any authority you choose.

:tipping_hand_man:t5: Tips: Your consultation with a lawyer can be helpful, especially if the case seems complex or involves significant financial loss.

Remember, reporting job fraud helps not only yourself but also protects others from falling victim to the same scam.

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