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 usually 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 commonly 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 habitually send 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 accommodating and then switching to a non-responsive mode after obtaining the desired information. 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, personal information like this would only be required after the offer was extended, not during the initial email contact. This is yet another example of how Indians have 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.

Clue #3: Indians With Western First Names

Indians know their reputation, so they try to blend in and pretend they are white as much as possible. One way they have done this is by adopting an Indian first name. Here is one Indian who reached out to me.

This is “Matthew” Bhargava. Bharagave works for a sleazy consulting firm called Inoltra.

Bhargava means brain or the priestly class in India. This man is Indian, but he lied to me about being Indian and demanded that I talk to him on the phone. He then accused me of being a racist for calling him out on lying about being Indian. Well, at least I don’t have to lie about my race to cover up the reputation that my race has for scamming. 

Indians Will Lie About the Most Obvious Things

Indians will lie about anything as long as they can make money. He stated that his last name was not any more suspicious than my my first name is spelled with a “u” instead of the more common “w.” That is how ridiculous his proposition was. 


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 concept that there are ethical Indian recruiters. Dealing with an Indian recruiter will always end up with either time wasted or some short end of the stick. 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.