CBI issues advisory on fraud advertisements

New Delhi : The CBI on Tuesday issued an advisory asking people to be vigilant against some “emails and advertisements” relating to “CBI Internship Scheme” seeking engagement of Indian nationals, who are graduate, postgraduate or research students.

The agency said it found out about some platforms referring to this internship scheme as an employment opportunity in the CBI.

“Certain instances of fraudulent advertisements and emails relating to the CBI Internship Scheme have come to the agency’s notice. These are being spread on some platforms to attract young professionals,” the CBI advisory said.

As per the advisory, these platforms incorrectly mentioned that the CBI will pay the interns a consolidated amount or salary as per CBI norms during the internship period.

“These platforms are also falsely giving alleged information to the general public that after completion of the CBI Internship, the interns will be given placement in CBI. The candidates are also being asked to apply for the Internship Scheme of CBI online through a link being provided by recruitment agencies/websites,” it said.

“It is clarified that the CBI has issued an advertisement on its website titled, “CBI Academy and Internshala.com to initiate an internship scheme of CBI from the year 2020”, the advisory said.

It mentioned that the scheme is initiated to seek engagement of Indian nationals, who are graduate, post graduate or research students enrolled in reputed university or institutes within India, preferably specializing in law, cyber, data analysis, criminology, management, economics, commerce and forensic science including digital forensics and associated subjects.

These “interns” shall be attached within the CBI (for a period of six to eight weeks) and would be expected to supplement the process of analysis within the agency through desirable empirical collection and collation of in-house data and other information, it said.

A total of 30 interns will be engaged for different CBI branches at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Lucknow and Chandigarh.

The CBI clarified that no payment will be made during the internship period while interns will have to make their own arrangements for stay and travel and that the scheme does not involve any permanent placement with the CBI after completion of the internship period.

Any interested and eligible candidate may apply as per procedure given in the advertisement and there is no application fee required to be paid while applying for engagement as Interns in CBI, it said.

“Complete and signed applications (with supportive papers) addressed to the SP (Training), CBI Academy, Ghaziabad received through speed post shall only be entertained. In case, an application is received through such recruitment agencies/websites, the same will be rejected.”

The CBI will not be responsible in any way for the amount paid by the individuals to any individual or group of individuals or agencies purporting to be representing CBI or giving false information on their websites, said the advisory.

“Any one dealing with such fake websites or agencies would be doing so at his or her own risk and the CBI will not be held responsible for any loss or damage suffered by such persons, directly or indirectly”.

The CBI strongly recommends that the potential candidates applying for CBI Internship Scheme should not respond to such solicitations and apply only as per the advertisement uploaded on the website of CBI, CBI Academy and Internshala.com.

“If anyone come across any such fraudulent incident or have any information regarding solicitation for selection or employment with CBI through the CBI Internship Scheme, please inform the CBI at [email protected], to take appropriate action and to curb such mala fide activities,” it said.