Lion Air reports recruitment scam

Lion Air Group has reported the existence of staff recruitment scam that uses the Lion Air brand without authorization, and was devised to lure the public to participate in its scheme, the company said.

The scammer circulated a recruitment notice through an Indian newspaper regarding recruitment interviews at Salt Lake City and Kolkata demanding a security deposit of INR 3000 to INR 50,000.

Lion Air India does not operate in India, and no Lion Group Airline engages external agents for recruitment nor do the airlines charge for job interviews.

Lion Air began operating the first time on June 30, 2000 by flying from Jakarta to Pontianak using aircraft type Boeing 737-200 which at that time only 2 units.

Lion Air is a low-cost airline headquartered in Jakarta.