How to Spot Indian Recruiter Emails Pretending Not to Be Indian

Executive Summary

  • Indian recruiters have developed a horrendous reputation for unethical behavior since they have come to the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
  • This means some Indians pretend they are not Indian.


Now that Indians have been in the US in significant numbers for three decades, the domestic IT workers have caught on to the fact that Indians have no discernable ethics. Indians, due to their terrible communication skills, disregard for workers, generalized support for worker exploitation, and willingness to tell both hiring companies and candidates any lie and cheat to any degree, domestic IT workers have begun to reduce their response rate to Indian recruiters. To see a list of the complaints against Indian recruiters, see the Brightwork Research & Analysis Indian Discrimination Survey results for recruiters available at this link.

Example Indian Email That Masquerades As Non-Indian

This email was sent to a friend of BR&A by a recruiter. The sender claims their name is “Chris,” a non-Indian name. Let’s see if we can identify the clues that this email is from an Indian.


How are you doing today?

I am Chris (Sr. IT Recruiter) at Epsilon Solutions. I saw your profile and I was really impressed by your experience.

I’d love to tell you a lot more about this position and learn a few things about you, as well.

Here is the Description:

Location: Toronto, ON
Full time/Contract

Job Description:-
Experienced in SAP Procure to Pay solution (SAP S/4 HANA)
2+ lifecycle implementations as SAP PTP Consultant in S/4 HANA solution.
Understanding of SAP EAM solution
Understanding of Direct and Indirect procurement process
Experienced in implementation, testing development, maintenance, and enhancement of SAP MM related requirements.

Kindly share the below details: * Expected Salary:
* Full Legal name:
* Work authorization Status:
* Current location:
* LinkedIn Profile(mandatory):
* Availability for video interview (Indicate 2- 3 timeslots):
* Updated Resume:
* Scan document copy of DL(Driving Licence):
Are you available, If so, I’d be happy to know your expected rate?
I’m also happy to coordinate via email or LinkedIn if you prefer.

I hope you have a great day.

Thanks and Regards,
Chris L

Sr. Recruiter

P: (647) 660-7543 E:


Several clues can tell us that this recruiter’s name is not actually Chris.

Clue #1: Non-Standard English

Indians only speak English part of the time. They normally speak two different additional languages. One is Hindi, which is explained as the national language of India but is not really. And then a local dialect. Doing this means that the grammar of their other languages normally seeps into when they write English.

Use of the Passive Voice

One telltale sign of an Indian author is an overuse of the passive voice. This is found in the following sentence from the quote.

“If so, I’d be happy to know your expected rate?”

That is not an American or English as a first language way of writing. The American way of writing this is sentiment is

“What is your expected rate?”

Punctuation Error

Also, the quoted sentence is a statement, not a question. Therefore it is not supposed to have a question mark. That is a fairly typical mistake of a person less versed in English.

Clue #2: Requests for Excessive Information

And, of course, the icing on the cake, the itemized list of bullet points, before the recipient has even communicated interest. Indian recruiters have a habit of sending bullet points of information requests to their candidates because Indians view every interaction as extremely transactional. The approach is to get the domestic IT worker to lower their guard by appearing accomodating and then switching to a non-responsive mode after obtaining the information they desire. Observe the request on one of the bullet points.

Scan document copy of DL(Driving Licence):

I have never seen a domestic or non-Indian recruiter ask for a driver’s license. Drivers’ licenses are required for jobs that require one to drive, and they are not relevant for employment. Furthermore, any personal information like this would only be required after the offer had been extended, not during the initial email contact. This is yet another example of how Indians have absolutely no respect or consideration for standards of behavior in the non-Indian countries to which they immigrate. The contracts that Indians put in front of their candidates/victims are another example of this, as I cover in the article Contract Clauses to Watch Out for In Indian master Professional Service Agreements.


As the deserved reputation of Indians continues to erode in all countries to which Indians have immigrated, there will be increasing attempts by Indians to escape their reputations. One method is covered in the article Should Your Try to Find Good Indians While Risking Bad Indians. This is where the Indian convinces their victim that they are not like other Indians. In this article, a second way is described where the person is remote and cannot verify Indianness. Many Indians will reach out with European names. The author has had several conversations with “Scotts” or “Sams,” who once on the phone had an Indian accent. I have asked a few of these why they have such a heavy Indian accent if their name is Scott. And then asked them directly if they lied to me about not being Indian.

However, the point of this article is that Indians give away clues in their emails that allow non-Indians to keep out of the clutches of unethical Indian recruiters. This website denies the hypothesis that there are ethical Indian recruiters. Therefore, there is no point in going through or interacting with Indian recruiters. The objective is to identify which emails are from Indians and then block those email addresses.