- Nidhi Razdan quit her news anchor position after getting a job as a lecturer
- She however noticed the communication with the said management kept changing, prompting her to reach out to the university’s authority
- The scribe later discovered her offered position was nonexistent and she was phished with her personal details captured
Everyone looks for greener pastures in life, but fewer people get to find out that the grass is not always greener on the other side, and sometimes, just like a top Indian journalist has discovered, it can be nonexistent.
The renowned journalist Nidhi Razdan quit her job at the peak of her career as a lead national news anchor for a teaching position at Harvard only to discover that the post was fake.
She then posted on Twitter, alerting people of her ordeal, and warned them to be vigilant on job opportunities they come across. She said:
‘’I have been the victim of a very serious phishing attack.’’
The journalist who had worked for a leading TV company in India for 21 years announced on Twitter that she was making a career change and even let her followers know where her next assignment was taking her.
‘’Some personal and professional news. After 21 years at NDTV, I am changing direction and moving on. Later this year, I start as an Associate Professor teaching journalism as part of Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Science.'' She noted.
However, she started smelling a rat after she noticed that her due starting date was moved because of the pandemic despite the institution still in session.
‘’I had been given to believe that I would be joining the University in September 2020. While I was making preparations to take up my new assignment, I was later told that due to the ongoing pandemic, my classes would commence in January 2021. Along with these delays I began noticing a number of administrative anomalies in the process being described to me’’ She added.
She explained that she shrugged off the initial signs she thought were off, because she believed the new normal brought out different ways of doing things.
However, after reaching out to the university, she learnt that she was in fact not offered any position by the university but only fell victim of a phishing attack.
Turns out, Harvard has no school of journalism and no department or professors of journalism.
In other news about job scams, a young Ghanaian lady living in Dubai who is identified on social media with the handle, @queen2winnie, has revealed a scam that many people seeking to travel abroad fall into.
In a video sighted by Briefly.co.za on the official Instagram handle of Facts and Truths, Winnie spoke vehemently as she tried to let her words sink in for anyone with the prospect of travelling overseas.
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Source: Briefly News