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Someone Offered ‘Harvard’ Jobs to Known Women in India. It Was a Scam.


“There was a lovely Harvard shield,” Mr. Roy remembered. “I didn’t have the slightest doubt.”Harvard says it fiercely protects its trademark, employing software to detect new websites that infringe on its brand, but Mr. Newton, the university spokesman, declined to say if it had detected The scammers continued to use it to send emails, capitalizing on Harvard’s reputation. They also copied employment documents from Harvard’s official website, using them as fodder as the scam advanced.In February 2020, right before Covid-19 exploded across the world, Ms. Razdan was told the job was hers. It paid $151,000 a year, far more than she was making at NDTV. She received a lengthy contract that incl …

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