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I was referred to Deloitte by my friend and he had took 25K from me for referral...but HR didn't offered the amount I expected..
Deloitte offered 21L including PF and gratuity.

Counter offer I had was 25L including PF.

Tried to negotiate with HR to give atleast 23L.
But HR didn't agreed..

Now as offer was never released I am asking my friend to return what he gauranteed..and he is denying...

Can anyone provide suggestion? What can be done with such frnd and how can I get back my amount?

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Bro tell him you will reveal his identity along with transaction details by tagging him on LinkedIn and took the help of some influencer like - "Pradeep Poonia Cisco LinkedIn" ( google about him rest you will get alot of information about him). Something kind this as share details of conversation, transaction etc on LinkedIn by tagging him.

First politely ask him to redund he don't and you also get the vibe that he will not then tell me just wait nd watch and do the above as I told.

Many people using LinkedIn as best medium in such cases ( like Unacademy, vedanto such educational platforms are not giving many parent's money back so that's what happening with them by their victims).


Very easy. You have his work email id ?
If not then pick his personal add a cc to hr at delloite attach your chat screenshots. Every company has a clause in their joining letter which they make their employees sign that they shouldn't be part of any fraud or take money. You dont have to worry, you are the victim. And if u feel like the mail has no repsonse. Then fastest way to get attention is linkedin, it will be like forest fire. Before posting just send a screenshot of what you have typed and delloite being tagged and his name and number to him. He will definitely give you the money.


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Deloitte = Sarkari Naurkri? 🙄 kya din dekhne pad rahe hain . Referral ki bribery first time suni maine


Give him an official warning over email putting all facts and dates and giving him a deadline to return it back. Also mention the next steps you're going to take if he doesn't fulfill his promise by the deadline.

Next steps:
If he doesn't, reach out to Deloitte HR with whom you negotiated the offer.

If he/she isn't able to help. Go to LinkedIn and create a post on the company page tagging both the "friend" and the HR.
You shall get a response from the company to move forward.


Change your friend 😂


Yet you paid for referral at Deloitte? Lalach buri bala hai dost!


Yes..can I involve HR?
He says it's my mistake..I have already compensated 25K and he wanted to compensate me more on the name of profile..

He took money by creating a storyline that the money is for good deed for one of the director in Deloitte. And told me to get it adjusted in joining bonus...

Now I didn't got the offer and he is not refunding my money.. I have conversation screenshots.

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Shame on these ridiculous referral bonuses. Snakes on both ends if you ask me.


Us friend ki biwi/gf pata le


Banne bhi nahi dena ab. Single hi maaro usko 🤣


Bhai, it's not to shame you but what is your year of experience, I believe around 4-6, don't you know company referrals are kind of free and the employee is refered based on understanding. What you have done is wrong by giving money, and the intermediate person , the Deloitte guy in this action can easily trapped if you raise a concer in LinkedIn or any socialnetworking websites. Not sure how many are doing this kind of job search as you posted because you didn't get what you desired. Close this without much complecation as both the parties had done wrong.


Does Deloitte pay it's employees so less that hiring team have to split 25k among themselves.

Will people really do such thing for like 5k including HM.

Has standards in Deloitte gone so low.

It's difficult to believe this. What i thnk is friend merely had setting with HR to get the OP shortlisted for interview . Rest process was normal.

OP already had job so he could have cleared the interview with his skills alone.


Hey, can you tell ur friend to refer me as well.


Paisa mangega 🤣

It does not matter whether the package is 2L, 21L or 2C. If for a referral your friend asks anything more than a party, dear sir; that human is not a friend. Hit him when the time is right.


Bro, just tell your so called friend that you will inform the HR that the employee had got your money for company refferal and it will be a risk for him.


Probably the guy at Deloitte has any money of you, your friend at Axis Bank is not a friend.

Refferal ka paisa...wo bhi Deloitte ke liye ?? 🫡
Kalankit kr rhe ho bhai IT world ko..tum aur tumhara dost dono.


You should pay 25K more to him, as because of him only you applied and somehow managed to reach 25L, even if at some other company. Probably you might have used Deloitte offer to negotiate there.
These friends are gem.. 25K helped you buddy ☺️


In that case also, you should still pay him 25K more as I said above. Why? Because of your foolishness, he maid you realise how foolish you can be. Realisation at earlier stage can be very beneficial for later stages of life. See, he did helped you anyway 😉


Ye kaise friends hai bhai. Paise leke referral . Waah. 🤣🤣🤣. Bhai goli maar de usko


Friend nahi h aastin ka saanp paal rhe ho aap :)


Wait, did you pay him just for the referral or for some internal settings guaranteeing the job? Answer honestly.


So I believe the interviewers in the technical and management rounds are in on the scheme. They probably give extremely positive feedback, and the partner round is just a formality in most consulting firms anyway. I don’t think Partners will be involved here but the mid management definitely is.


What sort of friends do you have? I have never seen a friend asking for money for something like this. If he is asking for money for such things, he is not really your friend. Also, why on earth would you agree to do this? There are so many people available on LinkedIn who are willing to refer for free. You could have even asked for help here. I think this is all your fault that you were stupid enough to get into something like this. You should forget your 25k and move on.


@SAP 2 Hiring manager might not be involved. Only the technical interview panal might be involved since for some people clearing tech round is the hardest and if they have good recommendation in the tech rounds the HM also takes it gently. I have heard of similar cases for companies like Amazon where the referral bonus is in lacs and technical panels splits the amount.


reach out to me for free referral 🤷‍♂️


Pehli baat to ye ki wo madarjaat tumhara dost nahi hai 🤷‍♂️


Lmao at giving bribes just to work at Deloitte.


25k is the small cost that you paid to get to know his truth. It's a good deal he might have cheated you for higher amount in future, take another offer of high amount and move on. The max that u can do right now is to expose him in front of your friend circle.
Also never pay upfront money to anyone for referral, if you had joined he would have anyhow received the referral amount from Deloitte than why did you pay him 25k


Bc ek toh stop referring him as " friend"


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