The WhatsApp messages inform potential applicants about a recruitment drive, following which people posing as AAI staff hold interviews in hotels and issue appointment letters. A message recently did the rounds advertising for 800 jobs for the positions of store keeper, floor manager and assistant floor manager. The message included an email ID and phone number for sending resume and Aadhaar card. The qualification for the post is mentioned as 8th to 12th pass, graduate or diploma holders.
A student who sent his resume, marklists, certificates and identity proof received a reply asking for 5,000 to be deposited in an account at IDBI Bank at Mangalam Place in New Delhi.