SARCAJC
SOUTH ASIAN RESEARCH CENTRE FOR ADVERTISEMENT, JOURNALISM & CARTOONS
South Asian Research Centre for Advertisements,Journalism & Cartoons

Dubious Advertisements

Dubious advertisements continue to appear in classified section of leading newspapers in India. These are enticing enough to fool the main street.  WHY CANT NEWSPAPER STOP PUBLISHING THEM, AS MAHATMA GANDHI WOULD SUGGEST?




 

26 June 2011

Most leading newspapers have highlighted that a gang that operated through fake caste certificates to secure admission in Delhi University has been busted. But what newspapers have not highlighted is the fact they operated by placing advertisements in newspapers. Many friends of SARCAJC have questioned why do newspapers accept such dubious advertisement on the first place- why no self regulations here? Even today such ads have appeared in the classified section of a leading newspaper:

8th, 9th fail, do 10th,12th save year BA,B.Com, MBA,MA,M.Com...(mobile nos)

7th, 8th fail, guaranteed pass 10th 12th CBSE/open do BA in one year...(mobile nos)

Fail students 10th, 12th definitely pass in 2011. Do BA in one year....(mobile nos)

Guaranteed pass 10th, 12th this year from open/MP/NOIS govt board. Graduation in one year...(mobile nos)

Confirm Admission BA,B.Com, MA,MCom,BBA,MBA,10th/12th  guaranteed...(mobile nos)

25 June 2011

Today, Delhi police has exposed a fake admission raket operational in Delhi University. Delhi University is full of eager looking fresher dragging their desperate parents to the notice board displaying cut-out list. But somehow even 95% is low? The admission to favourite college is the biggest worry of a recent 12 pass- out, right? But remember, all is not finished if you don’t get admission to your dream college, the degree you’ll get after 3 years will bear name of Delhi University & not the college. In the long run, the course matters more than the college hype! And last but not the least, your school friends will still be your friends, regardless of your college tag! Only watch out for luring dubious ads that have appeared today in one the the leading newspaper in capital:

8th,9th fail, do 10th,12th save year BA,B.Com, JBT, B.Ed, LLB, BTech...(mobile nos)

7th, 8th fail, guaranteed pass 10th,12th CBSE/open do BA in one year (mobile nos)

Fail students 10th, 12th definitely pass in 2011. Do BA in one year....(mobile nos)

Guaranteed pass 10th, 12th this year from open/MP/NOIS govt board. Graduation in one year...(mobile nos)

Graduation in 1 year, 10th-2th CBSE/open guaranteed pass...(mobile nos)

28 May 2011
 The leading newspapers in Hindi continue to carry dubious (read fake) advertisments in the classified section for government jobs. The only contact point of these ads is a few mobile numbers, that might have been issued on again dubious identity documents? But for many, the lure of safe government job is hard to resist? Take a clue from a few ads:

Government Jobs- Ticket collectors in Railways, recruitment of clerks qualification tenth, 18-25...
Government Job by Indian Railways Ticket collector, commercial clerk...recruitment of clerks...salary Rs. 20000
Government Jobs-SSB, Air Force,RPF, salary 15000-25000...
Government jobs in government banks 1000 P.O, constable in I.T.B.P...fieldsman boys-girls...

17 May 2011
Kudos to Delhi police for busting the racket promising fake jobs in Indian Railways.  This racket had cheated 100 people. Most newspapers have carried this news item. Unfortunately, today, Team SARCAJC again found dubious job advertisements  in classified section of a leading newspaper. Take a look at one:
Government jobs recruitment of boys-girls constables in BSF, sub inspector in Railways qualification tenth, BA 18-25...
Why do newspapers agree to carry such fake dubious advertisements which dupe the main street? Take the Solution from Mahatma Gandhi.


5 May 2011

 

28 May 2011 The leading newspapers in Hindi continue to carry dubious (read fake) advertisments in the classified section for government jobs. The only contact point of these ads is a few mobile numbers, that might have been issued on again dubious identity documents? But for many, the lure of safe government job is hard to resist? Take a clue from a few ads:Government Jobs- Ticket collectors in Railways, recruitment of clerks qualification tenth, 18-25...Government Job by Indian Railways Ticket collector, commercial clerk...recruitment of clerks...salary Rs. 20000Government Jobs-SSB, Air Force,RPF, salary 15000-25000...Government jobs in government banks 1000 P.O, constable in I.T.B.P...fieldsman boys-girls...17 May 2011  This racket had cheated 100 people. Most newspapers have carried this news item. Unfortunately, today, Team SARCAJC again found dubious job advertisements  in classified section of a leading newspaper. Take a look at one:Government jobs recruitment of boys-girls constables in BSF, sub inspector in Railways qualification tenth, BA 18-25...Why do newspapers agree to carry such fake dubious advertisements which dupe the main street? 5 May 2011
The Day After:  The day after Indian Railway published an advertisement in ‘public interest’ with punch line- “Beware of Cheats/Touts who promises Jobs in Railways”, Team SARCAJC checked classified section of leading newspapers for result. And unfortunately, we came across many dubious advertisements luring the main street for government jobs in BSF, Navy, Police, Health & Education Department including Railways! What could be the way out? Check with Mahatma Gandhi


4 May 2011
INDIAN RAILWAYS FINALLY WOKEN UP:   SARCAJC has been continuously bringing to light the menace of fake advertisements in the classified section of newspapers. These luring advertisements for government job have included jobs in Indian Railways too. Today, a black & white advertisement in Times of India (claims to be issued in Public Interest) comes with punch line- “Beware of Cheats/Touts who promises Jobs in Railways”. The ad informs that physical efficiency test for recruitment of Group D post is under process in transparent & fair manner and cautions that they have not appointed any agent or coaching centre to act on their behalf. However this ad has not appeared in leading newspapers in Hindi, wonder why?

14 April 2011
Advertisement Watch: With newspapers taking no responsibility of the contents/claim of advertisements, luring but dubious advertisements continue to make appearance in the classified section of leading newspapers. Take a look at few ads carried by leading daily in English:
INVEST Rs. 1,00,000/- or more in Election Fund & earn 20% P.A...
FIRST time in India 100% secure & safe investment. 6% to 25% return...
INVEST 10K or more in Forex earn upto 20% P.A...
GOLDEN opportunity to earn upto 30% per month....


25 March 2011
The fake job ads continue to appear in classified section of many newspapers. Now, one ad has even cashed – Reserve Bank of India (RBI), other ad promising doubling money:
Loan from Company certified by R.B.I in only Rs 1248/-. Marksheet, business, property..get all loans. Interest 2% concession 25%...(phone numbers)
Invest Rs. 1000/- earn our advise & double your money in about 90 days....(phone numbers)

23 March 2011
Luring dubious advertisements continue to make an appearance in the classified section of many newspapers. The lure of government jobs- railways, defence ministry, irrigation dept, education dept, police continue to cash on the desire of government job. Today, a new entry is the following:
Government job recruitment of Patwari- Patwari (registrar of land records). Boys-girls. Qualification-twelfth. Age-18-30, get form, get address noted or sms...(2 mobile numbers)

16 March 2011
The high unemployment rate and the urge for a secure a government job exploited everyday by numerous small advertisements in classified section of newspapers. The contact point is mere phone numbers. With newspapers taking no responsibility of advertisements carried by them, the main street is on its own to judge the authenticity. Take a look at a few cashing the good name of Indian Railways:
Government job by Railway in RPF 12,000 recruitment of police employees. Boys-girls. Qualification-tenth, age-18-25, salary-15,000...
Government job by Indian Railway recruitment of 12,000 constables. Qualification-tenth 18-25, 280 portak fifth pass over 18 years boys girls...

7 March 2011
The front page of Rajasthan Patrika cautions- “In custody of Thugs”. It points that despite announcement in budget of 2009-10 regarding formulation of Overseas Placement Bureau (to curb human trafficking), the State Government has not done it.  Is this a serious problem? Look around, the classified section of newspapers- The lure of foreign country is exploited by  many classified advertisements. Are they dubious or not, you decide:
Study visa for Canada,Newzealand,UK,Spain.Poland,France,Romania,Cyprus,Singapore. Minimum Qualification 10th...After study get Workpermit Visa/PR opportunities..No old funds requires. Refuses cases apply...
Germany’s Fishing Company urgently requires Fish packers...
9 month work permit in Italy (visa 100% guaranteed)...

6 March 2011
Many dubious advertisements have appeared in the classified section of a leading newspaper in English under category- “business proposals”. The twist is that these ads promise high interest on your deposit and look closer- the only contact is mobile numbers! One ad even promised a court agreement! Take a look:
Invest 5k-5Cr. Get 20 to 35% /month for 1 Yr...
Guaranteed income. Earn 50,000 to 1,00,000. Pm...
Invest....min 10k ern 20% 2nd get doube in shrtperod...


22 February 2011

Advertisement Watch:
Loan Ads
IDBI Bank is a well known government owned entity. However its brand name has been cashed in one of the dubious classified advertisements that have appeared in leading newspaper today. Is it fake, check out its contents:
IDBI Finance Ltd now you have a golden opportunity to get loan from government banks at low expenditure only Rs 3050 free. Like marksheet, property,personal loan, fish farming ..interest 1% concession 45%..(2 mobile numbers)
Astrology Ads
Is India still a mystic country, well looking at numerous advertisements in the classified section of leading newspaper, it appears so!
All world open challenge Rajasthan king..11 times gold medalist ...guarantee 200%if can prove me wrong get desired award lovers must contact only once try & get desired husband wife ...business specialist modeling film get advancement overnight...

20 February 2011
Advertisement Watch: When the maximum interest rate of fixed term deposit in banks is around 10%, an advertisement in the classified section in one newspaper promises 18% ,take a look:
Golden Opportunity for 100% safe investment Return 18% P.A. Most suitable for Retired Govt. officers. Call us...
How can one claim above investment to be 100% safe? But with inflation cutting pockets of the main street, the lure of high interest is high? Delhi police has placed an advertisement in most newspapers with punch line- " Beware of companies promising big returns on your  investment". It shows a tree with money, further down, extract of one such dubious ad in the background of well-intended caution-" Do not get lured by such Ads". But the larger issue is why newspapers agree to publish such ads? Why no self-regulation here?

16 February 2011
 Small news item on page 16 in Tribune informs that The Reserve Bank of India has warned public to not fall prey to fictitious offers of large prize money through emails, letters & other electronic modes of communications on payment of service charge. But here there is not a word about bogus but luring financial advertisements making appearance in classified section of newspapers. A friend of SARCAJC asks why newspapers accept such ads that are outright dubious, no self regulation here? Take a look at one ad that has appeared today:
Loan by Government Bank 2% interest (50% discount) (return 5-20 years) mark sheet property agriculture homeloan get definitely sitting at home....

8 February 2011
Fake government job advertisements with only mobile numbers as contact point continue to exploit the unemployment scenario and not to forget the greed of newspapers who don't show them the door. These ads are making an appearance in the classified section of leading newspapers in Jaipur too.

3 February 2011
Fake Job Racket:  Sanjeev K Ahuja warns  reports - "Criminals hack Maruti CEO's email and send job offers to aspirants" and warns of readers of such fraud fake emails that could dupe innocent candidates (Hindustan Times). Hang on, what about fake job advertisements in classified section of leading newspapers? Here these newspapers point at the disclaimer and overlook the need for self regulation for public cause. Surely, newspapers are not naive that government & leading corporates don’t advertise jobs in the classified section with phone number as the only contact. But the greed of profit over-rides social good.  Even today, one leading newspapers in Hindi is carrying an fake advertisement that is promising jobs in Maruti along with other leading companies in India! And many more ads have appeared for governmental jobs. Point to ponder- who will bell the cat?

21 January 2011
Advertisement Watch: The dubious advertisements cashing the names of reputed companies & even government banks continue to make an appearance in classified section of leading newspapers. Take a look:
Mahindra Finance from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in every village no guarantor , 0% interest, 60% concession, personal property . proj marksheet loan... (mobile numbers given)
Religare Finance loan just in 30 minutes. No guarantor 0% interest 50% concession .....(mobile numbers given)
Ambani Finance loan in 8 hours, marksheet property, 40% concession 0% interest ... (mobile numbers given)
Indian’s oldest company LIC Finance all kind of loan by government banks in only 24 hours 0% interest 60% concession...(mobile numbers given)

18 January 2011
Fake Job Advertisement:
Unemployment is a big issue facing the main street, but it has neither received adequate attention from the policy makers nor the media. SARCAJC has been continuously bringing into light dubious advertisements that are making regular appearance in the classified section of leading newspapers in Hindi. Today scanned four Hindi newspapers and found 49 such advertisements in classified section that lure Main Street. Take a look at a couple:
Government Jobs Railway, Information Ministry, Army, Clerk, Constable, Driver, Carpenter, peon, Sweeper, recruitment, Age 18-33 5th,8th,10th....(mobile numbers)
Government Jobs through Railway recruitment of 26,000 clerk, peon, helper and workers. Qualification-tenth, age-18-33  (mobile numbers)

15 January 2011
Advertisement of day: Is India still a land of mysticism? Take a clue from punch line of an advertisement that has appeared in classified section in leading newspaper in Hindi- " magical proven ring". The ad goes on- " After wearing this ring, or keeping it close.." and lists all kind of benefits including freedom from ghosts, wealth dug up in earth,lottery..".  The ad also assures of money return if no benefit!

11 January 2011
Advertisement Watch:  Amar Ujala and Rashtriya Sahara reports of a fake company offering high returns on investment though big advertisements in newspapers has duped hundreds of investors millions of rupees. But is an exception?  The leading regional language newspapers are regularly carrying dubious advertisements in the classified section. Today, some advertisements have even cashed on well-known names, take a look:
Loan by City group finance in whole India without any prior expense no guarantor, no file charge...  
Religare Financial loan in just 30 minutes. No guarantee 0% interest 50%concession mark sheet...
Oriental Finance loan in 12 hours interest 2% .....
Loan in 890/- 0% interest by UCO certified company....

Advertisement Watch
Most newspaper report that police has arrested a gang that used to dupe customer by placing fake job advertisements in newspapers.  A complaint was lodged that one ad promised job in Delhi Metro Corporation & later this ’fake’ agency  look away Rs. 12000 but neither got him a job nor returned the money. SARCAJC has been pointing to numerous dubious advertisements that appear in classified section in newspapers. Even today, may newspaper are carrying following small classified ads, take a look:
Direct recruitment allstate delhi metro airport ITI....
Delhi airport (international/domestic) urgently require...
International airport & metro trained/illiterate boys-girls...

4 January 2011
Advertisement Watch: Two leading newspapers carry Paul Krugman’s article which stresses-“Its jobs, not GDP, that concern America”. He is spot on his concern about unemployment. But back home, despite high looming unemployment rate, the obsession with high rate of growth continues. It is not a surprise to find several advertisements in the classified section of leading newspapers enticing unemployed with fake government jobs. Remember, government never publishes job ads in classified section with mere contact telephone numbers! Take a look a few that have appeared today:
In all over India recruitment of 26,000 peons, helper, cleaner& workers in government job Railway. Qualification-tenth, Age—18-33, salary-15,000. Contact (phone numbers...
Recruitment of 416 constables in government job Indian Border police. boys-girls. Qualification-tenth, Age—18 to 25,salary-15,000, contact-  (phone numbers...
While some ad like to cash in unemployment, American, NRI & Finance though with incorrect spellings and dubious offers. Take a clue:
Run by American Finace NRI loan on 8th,10th, class unemployment loan  2,00,000=25,00,000 interest 2% concession60% ...(phone numbers...

28 December 2010
Dubious Advertisement: SARCAJC has been regularly bringing to your notice numerous dubious advertisements in the classified section of leading Hindi newspapers. With newspapers taking no responsibility of their authenticity, the innocent main street is on their own to resist their lure. Take a look at a few:
Immediate requirement in companies in UK/New Zealand for educated, hardworking people good salary+ stay & food free+ air ticket free...
Fail students guaranteed pass 10th, 12th (open/correspondence, CBSE) guaranteed pass in graduation...
Requirement is there workers in dairy farms in Canada, in New Zealand more helpers and cleaners in ship..
Requirement – merchant navy for post of technicians/electricians/mechanic/welder/fitter 10/12/ITI/polytechnic unemployed, after training joining with 15-25,000/- pm, age 17-25 years...

2 December 2010
Dubious Advertisement:  The developed countries are worrying over high unemployment rate and are trying to tightened immigration policy; however the lure of getting jobs in any of these countries stays intact in India. Take a clue from a dubious advertisement in the classified section in one of the leading newspapers in Delhi:
Work in Canada, Australia, NZ, UK, USA, Germany, Italy food, packing store keeper, computer operator,welder ,driver,electrician,hair dresser,cook,accountant,welder and many more (2 year wok permit)....Agents/Franchisers Welcome.

24 November 2010
Dubious Job Advertisements: The recent governmental survey that revealed high unemployment rate in India has not attracted any fundamental change in policy not even a worrying statement from top governmental circles. The unemployment problem is more acute for females in select states going around 40%.  But even this has not even caught fancy of mainstream media. Nevertheless the dubious jobs advertisements in the classified section of newspapers in Hindi continue to lure the common man. Yes, government jobs are lost sought, take a look:
Government jobs require boys girls for 1163 clerk, 1050 PO in government banks qualification tenth 60 percent, twelfth 50 percent BA pass 18-30..
Government jobs clerk in ARMY, boys girls required for constable in SSB, assistant in forest department qualification tenth, twelfth 18-30 ask for forms..
Government jobs recruitment of clerk ticket collector storekeeper constable firemen, carpenter, plumber cook, helper in railway bank army 18-30 5th, 8th,10th...
Requirement for Metro, Airport token operator, supervisor team leader, ground staff, ticketing boy, airhostess, supervisor...

18 November 2010
Towering Corruption: Following track of CAG on 2G Telecom dealings, all newspapers are following the events on their front page. The editorial of Hindustan Times ends- “...This is a dangerous trend given the enormous disillusionment that people already feel about the democratic process. The greed of a few individuals cannot be allowed to undermine a system that has given India a pre-eminent position in our region, and indeed the world”.  Can one regulate greed? Friends of SARCAJC point out that only big scams make it to the newspapers, while the everyday corruption does not even get a mention, forget bringing culprit to book? There is no continuous follow-up of the ineffective public grievance redressal system or ineffective implementation of Right to Information Act (05), under which the PIO gets away without penalty on the excuse- information not traceable!  On the other hand some newspapers in Hindi are continuing publishing advertisements in the classified section for installing mobile towers on top of residential houses. This is happening despite clear directions from the government against installing mobile towers in residential areas.  The result is obvious- you can observe ugly mobile towers on top of residential houses, playing havoc with public health.  Take a look at a few advertisements that have appeared in Amar Ujala:
Install towers of all companies &... on your roof of land, house, shop. Rent Rs. 40,000, advance 35,00,000, agreement of 30 years..
In 10 days install...digital tower in your land/roof of your house, rent 80,000-90,000+advance 47 lalh+35,000 salary...

8 November 2010
Jobless woes: The editorial of Economic Times is going ga-ga with too obvious heading- “India, creator of US jobs: Get used to Greatness”. It ends again in self praise- “...For five decades after independence, Indians looked up to the rest of the world for aid, technology and capital. Now, the world looks upon India as a dynamic creator of jobs and income opportunities...”.  Away from this self admiration, when Obama talks of job creation in his country, Indian Main Street wonders when jobs creation will become a priority in India too.  The growth obsession continues with capital intensive growth. Is this the reason we get to know stale unemployment figures, unalike the weekly updates in the developed world. Tackling Unemployment/underemployment is not on the top most agenda, forget about the concerned about quality of jobs. The much hyped employment guarantee scheme (MNREGA) is creating an army of labours, for unskilled jobs. There is no concept of their skill upgradation here. Moreover the asset created by this unskilled workforce is in question. The growing income inequalities, corruption with growing hunger and consequently malnutrition is taking a toll on the main street. The grim situation is well exploited by dubious advertisement that appears regularly in the classified section of leading newspapers in Hindi. And you can contact them only via mobile number that often changes! Take a look :
Recruitment of clerks for Government job in Railway qualification 10th age 18-30, salary approximately 12000/- get form at home..
For Airport & Delhi metro illiterate –graduate boys/girls computer operator, supervisor, loader, security guard salary-7150-24250+stay+food (direct recruitment) (without interview)...
Unemployed educated 8th pass get 5-25 lakh government loan in only 7 days...
For employment of unemployed boys –girls 1-25 lakh loan without guarantee (35% discount)....\For unemployed, getting less income get 2-25 lakh project  loan earn lakhs interest 1%, 35% discount...

13 October 2010
Dubious Job advertisements:  Dubious advertisements for highly sought government jobs are making regular appearance in classified section of leading Hindi newspapers.  Given the lure of government job & prevailing unemployment, it is anyone’s guess how many people are getting duped. Take a look at few that have appeared in Amar Ujala:
Recruitment of 6100 clerks by Government Bank for Government job Boys-girls. Qualification-12th 60%. Age18-28, salary Rs.20,000....
Recruitment of clerks by agriculture department for Government job.  Boys-girls. Qualification-10th  Age 18-28, salary Rs.15,000....
Recruitment of clerks & store keeper by AIR FORCE for Government job.  Boys-girls. Qualification-10th, Age18-28, salary Rs.15,000....
Recruitment of head constable in BSF, ARMY, and AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT for Government job Boys-girls. Qualification-12th 60%. Age18-27, ask for form....
IGI airport (direct recruitment illiterate/graduate, boys/girls, supervisor, computer operator, loader, security guard (7000-24500) stay +food+ fund + bonus) without interview...
But why are newspapers accepting such advertisements that are outright fraud? Ideally, their labour correspondent should have exposed this fake job racket and hence saved innocent people in getting in their trap. Hang on, newspapers highlight that they have no responsibility of the contents of any advertisements! View, why labour is not a priority for the Indian newspapers.

22 September 2010
Advertisement watch
The dubious classified advertisements continue to appear in leading Hindi Newspapers, which surely must be duping many innocent people who are seeking jobs. The reason is simple- lure of much sought government jobs is the bait. But why does the newspaper agree to publish such ads? Is there no concept of self regulation? Take look at few such small sized classified ads that carry only phone numbers (mostly mobile) as contact points:
Government jobs recruitment in army for clerks, storekeepers , cook. Qualification-10th [18-25].....
Government Jobs- railway recruitment of ticket collectors, BSF constable and clerks in other government departments...Qualification-10th, 12th....
Government Job recuritment of clerks in eduational deparment run government schools. Boys & Girls. Qualification- 12th Age 18-25...
Government Job recuritment of clerks in eduational deparment run government schools. Boys & Girls. Qualification- 12th Age 18-25...
Government Job recruitment of clerks in postal department backed post offices. Boys & Girls. Qualification- 12th Age 18-25...

18 September 2010
Advertisement Watch:  Dubious classified advertisement s keep on appearing in leading newspapers in Hindi. They even entire you to take up a job abroad. Take a clue:
For interested with passport ready to work in Singapore as Salesboy/Girl. Work permit, special offer, GOOD SALARY, 3 years work permit expendable +overtime...
For interested with passport in working in Switzerland, work- Flower Packing Work permit, special offer, GOOD SALARY, 3 years work permit expendable +overtime (only for male)...

2 September 2010
Dubious Advertisements
Dubious c classified advertisements continue to male an appearance in leading Hindi Newspapers. The lure of a government job is the honey trap for innocent job seekers in a country, where solution of unemployment is not a priority area. Unlike the developed countries there is no mechanism in place in India to keep a regular watch on unemployment statistics. The neglect is more obvious as there is no social security in place like the developed countries - a long way for inclusive development. Take a look at few luring classified ads where the only contact is mobile numbers:
Government job recruitment of clerks in agricultural department. Boys-girls. Qualification-tenth, age 18-27 years. Salary -16000...
Government job recruitment of ticket collectors & clerks in Railway. Boys-girls. Qualification- 10th. Age 18-26 years. Salary 17000..
For airport & Delhi Metro illiterate -graduate Age 18-45 years ground staff, security staff, office staff, Salary 6000-18500+stay food…

28 August 2010
Advertisement Watch:  SARCAJC has been bringing to light presence of dubious classified advertisements in leading newspapers, promising job recruitment for government jobs including in Metro, Army, Navy, IB etc.  Today, an advertisement has appeared in Times of India by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. This ad ‘Notice’ seems to be lost among several other advertisements on page 17.  It comes with the punch line-“Beware of fake advertisements”.  Read on- “It has come to the notice of DMRC that fake classified advertisements for recruitment are appearing in leading newspapers in Delhi and NCR and other parts of the country. This is handiwork of some unscrupulous elements , who are duping the innocent job searching people...General public is thereby made aware to remain cautious against such fake advertisements...”. Will contents of this ad in English reach the target? Keep guessing as for reasons best known, this ad has not made an appearance in newspapers in Hindi, where such fake advertisements appear regularly.  Even today, one such classified ad has appeared in Amar Ujala. Point to ponder- Why is Delhi Metro not taking regular proactive steps against unscrupulous elements, who are duping the innocent job searching people?

20 August 2010
Media Watch: How transparent is the Press Council of India? The special correspondent of Hindu report that members of parliament of Upper House have expressed concern over attempts by Press Council of India to “suppress vital information “on “paid news” and demanded that the government intervenes and makes the 72 page report on ‘paid news’ public. Point to ponder- is hiding contents of a critical report an ideal way of self regulation? Talking on self regulation, dubious classified advertisements continue to make an appearance in leading newspapers in Hindi, with newspapers taking no responsibility of the contents of any advertisements. Today the intelligence Agency of India (IB), Boarder Security Force (BSF), Indian Navy too has appeared in the classified section in Amar Ujala, take a look:
Government jobs intelligence department (IB) junior assistant and senior assistant recruitment boys & girls qualification 10th, 18-32, ask for form.(phone numbers are listed).
Government job recruitment of constables in BSF Army. Boys-girls. Qualification tenth, age 18-23, salary 13,000. Contact .(phone numbers are listed).
Government job in Indian Navy recruitment of clerks. Boys-girls. Qualification-tenth, age 18 to 27 years, salary 17,000. Contact .(mobile numbers are listed).
Government job in railway recruitment of clerk ticket collector in Army storekeeper in agriculture department peon, age 18-25, qualification 8th, 10th. (mobile numbers are listed).

10 July 2010
Dubious Advertisements
Luring, small but seemingly dubious classified advertisements continue to appear in newspapers in Hindi. Take a look at following ads that appeared in Amar Ujala:
Recruitment of 515 clerks in Government jobs ARMY boys-girls, qualification-10th, age 18 to 25 years…
Wanted boys girls for recruitment in CISF as constable, clerk in railway Age 18-25 ask for form…
Government jobs from DSSSB recruitment of teachers wanted female male, qualification 12th…ask for forms..
Government jobs OBC & Corporation bank recruitment of 1450 clerks boys-girls wanted qualification graduation age 18 to 28. Ask for forms….
Save year pass 10th, 12th recognized by boards this year. Pass BA in one year…
Do LLB. MBA. BEd, MA ,M Com Msc, BA, B.Com, B.Sc, BCA, MCA, LLM, Journalism, library course, without 8th do 10th. Without 11th, do 12th….

3 June 2010
Advertisement Watch: Most classified advertisements under education focus on studying abroad. While a few domestic ones are too luring to be true. Take a clue:

Class 7th, 8th,9th,11th fails students should not feel disappointed. In this June pass 10th , 12th. Save this year confirm. Do graduation in 1 year…
Pass X, XII now in September. Ask me how & save year confirm admission JBT, B.Ed & BA…
Fail students don’t get disappointed pass this year 10th, 12th, BA, BCom, M Com, B.Ed, JBT, LLB,BBA,MCA, BCA, ITI…..

19 May 2010
Dubious Advertisement : Dubious classified advertisements continue to make appearance in newspapers in Hindi.  Take a look at few that have appeared in a reputed  Hindi newspaper from Delhi:
American Associates get full loan sitting at home mark sheet loan 0% one year interest 2% discount 35% (without charge) agents invited…
Unemployed 8th, 10th pass men-women 1-25 lakh loan (1% interest, 35% discount) NGO membership open…
In complete India on R.B.I rate (5.25%) home, property, project, personal, agricultural, educational loan in only 5 days…

10 May 2010
Advertisement Watch
Watch out for small classified advertisements for jobs in Hindi newspapers that carry only mobile numbers as contact. Are they really genuine, is an obvious question as newspapers don’t taken any responsibility for any ads. Take a look at few classified ads that have appeared today:
Government-semi government recruitment BSNL, Maruti, Airport…..eligibility-fifth-gradate, salary-4700-18000, residence + food….
Immediate Need boys/girls for IGI airport….salary (6500-22500) illiterate-graduate, (staying + food)fund+ bonus (without interview) direct joining…
Recruitment of boys/girls in 393 head constable in Government Job BSF army qualification tenth age 20-25...
Recruitment in Government jobs BSF constable, army, clerk in agriculture department merchant & airlines eligibility tenth, twelfth, 18--28...
Recruitment of boys/girls in 393 head constable in Government Job BSF army qualification tenth age 20-25...
Delhi Airport !!!(international/domestic) require guard…
Permanent job in Delhi Metro….

28 April 2010
Advertisement Watch
With newspapers taking no responsibility of correctness of the advertisements, dubious ads continue to make appearance, unabated. Take a look at the following classified ads that have appeared. Are they genuine?
Sitting at home by Government of India in 24 hours mark sheets, property, personal, project vehicle loan phone…

India’s no 1 loan company loan only in 24 hours. 1% interest 40% concession return 5-20 years.
Do not take money do not get duped No file charge guarantee 0% interest 50% concession return 5-20 years
Concern of Day
Most leading newspapers report that bank employees of 26 public and 12 private sector institutions will get a hike of 17.5% in their salaries. This is the result of an agreement between Indian Bank’s Association and Bank unions on pay revision.

21 April 2010
Dubious Advertisements
A news item in Amar Ujala informs that a 22 year old man has been caught in Delhi for placing fake Jobs advertisements for Delhi Metro. Is this the end? With newspapers taking no responsibility of the ad they carry, many innocent readers will be taken for a ride. Take a look at few classified advertisements that have appeared today:
“Direct recruitment for Palam Airport Delhi Metro (illiterate-graduates) Age (18-45) trained/untrained supervision, computer operator, helper, guides including ESI+PF contact...”
“Government job/ government bank recruitment of 1000 clerk qualification. 12th 60% age 18-28 salary 12000 contact....”
“Limited company direct recruitment (pakki naukri) for storekeepers, airport, office staff (illiterate/graduates) salary (8870-22540) stay+food+fund+bonus+medical full India Delhi...”

12 April 2010
The staff reporter of Hindu informs that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has cautioned against agencies that promise jobs in the Delhi metro. This comes in the wake of 'fake' advertisements that appeared in newspaper. The DMRC spokesman explains- " Taking a strong action against a recent advertisement in 'Uttarakhand Rozgar Darshan', where a fake agency with the name of DMRC placement services' had advertised for 2,050 posts in Delhi metro...there are some agencies that are even issuing fake appointment letters in exchange in huge amounts....". Newspapers owes no responsibility of the advertisements it carries, so how would the common man in remote areas know if an ad is genuine or not?

27 March 2010
Advertisement Watch:
The classified advertisements in Hindi newspapers cover almost all areas. Today’s focus is- loan in two leading newspapers in Hindi- Amar Ujala and Hindustan. Are these advertisements more than just luring? Take a look:
…Loan 100% guarantee in only 100 minutes (educational loan free) 100000-3500000 discount35% interest 0% (return 20 years)…
No guarantee no bank statement cash loan…30 lakhs on ration car. Marriage card5 lakh, mark sheet 25 lakh…
People worried for not getting loan, get loan in 5 minutes …
,…get all kinds of loans in 24-48 hrs by sitting at home, no guarantee, no commission, no file charge…..
Without guarantee get all kinds of loans in only 2 hours. Less paper work. Attractive concession….
Cash all credit cards, get money immediately. Only cash…
No advance, no file charge, 8th, 10th, 12th pass men& women get 5-12 lakhs loans=. 35% discount. Return in 7 years. Agents invited….

15 February 2010

Fake Advertisement
Sudhanshu Mishra reports from Jaipur that that Indian Army is in fix over a fake advertisement that has appeared in a multi-edition leading daily regarding recruitment in the army’s south-western command. A fake letter head of the Jaipur based commander was used to book the ad. The army has sought help from the police to crack this puzzle (Mail Today). However, Sudhanshu Mishra has not disclosed the name of this multi-edition leading daily. According to Jodhpur based army PRO, modus opera in the present case was different from the one adopted by the recruitment racket. Last year too a fake army recruitment racket was busted and two persons were arrested for allegedly duping hundreds of people. It was reported last year that touts, acting as recruiting officers, used to lure candidates willing to join the Indian Army. They used to conduct written tests, medical examinations and issue fake joining letters and charge the candidates for these. (Times of India. 20/7/2009). The same newspaper had reported that army intelligence corp and the Special Task Force of the state police had busted a racket involved in recruitment of jawans in the army through fake documents in connivance with some army servicemen in Zonal Recruitment Office at the Central Command (4/1/04). Point to ponder- as the main street is unable to detect fake currency, how to detect fake advertisements? High time to set up press advertisement bureau to cross check governmental ads before publishing in newspapers?