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Trojan:Android/FakeJobOffer is trojanized app that display an image of a (fraudulent) job offer letter as part of a job offer scam.


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Technical Details

FakeJobOffer.A is a trojan used is propagating a job offer scam. It targets users in India and is distributed in a third party Android app market, where it is repackaged into legitimate Bollywood related applications such as Saavn and YouBolly.

Once installed, FakeJobOffer.A waits for the device to be rebooted to activate its malicious components. It then notifies the user about an incoming email from the Human Resource department, and proceeds to visit a website ( on the device’s browser.

The link directs the user to an image file of a job offer letter, informing that the user has been considered for a position at TATA Group, an Indian multinational conglomerate company. To arrange for a job interview, the user must first pay a refundable security deposit. The victim,obviously, will never get refunded as there is no job interview or even a job in the first place. It is all a scam.

This type of scam is neither new nor complicated. Similar offers have been circulating via emails and SMS messages since 2010 in India, but this incident marks the first time that such a scam is carried out through a trojanized Android application.

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