Human resource executives and head hunters say the typical method is to lure through advertisements and emails, followed by a telephone interaction to build confidence.
The reaching out is especially in tier-II and tier-III cities and towns.
"Advertisements in English newspapers are used to give credibility to the offer," says an executive.
Once job seekers apply, they are generally asked for a processing fee or to deposit an amount, usually in an account with a leading bank.
Only after weeks - in some cases, months - do the victims realise they have been duped.