Agile Informatics Nishu Gupta 4DimensionsTechnology Solutions / 50K Job Offer and Fake Resume Scam
I have completed University courses in Computer Applications and pursuing MBA in System Management. I also have certificates in some programming languages and Quality Assurance.
Since I don't have IT experience I applied for entry level IT jobs, through Monstertrack.com, to companies including 'Agile Informatics'.
I went through three interviews including face-to-face and got a Job Offer with salary of 50k per year.
During the process recruiter 'Mega' (she also uses other names like ‘Megk’, ‘Megan’, ..) told there is 3 to 6 weeks of unpaid free training then with in a month I will be placed in a project, I need to sign a contract to stay with Agile Informatics for 15 months and I need to pay $2500 as security deposit, its just to hold me with them for the period of 8 months to a year, and after 8 months I will get that $2500.
Since I am happy to stay with a company for long I agreed to their terms and joined with them.
When I signed their papers one paper had some strange information about training provided by other company “Training Pro" the cost of the training is $7500 and it will be taken care of Agile Informatics. And also, 'Michael Bedolla' asked me to write a $2500 check payable to ‘Training Pro'. I had some doubt on that and told about it to ‘Michael' and ‘mega' that there is no way I accept to pay or sign the paper that mentions about the training fee because I have already taken training in my university and also during my certification programs. Then ‘Michael' explained me that the $7500 is regarding some agreement between ‘Agile Informatics' and ‘Training Pro' and each of the companies wants you to know how much effort it takes for this process but as I mention it is taken care by Agile Informatics as of the day I sign it.
('Dinesh Gupta' claims that 'Michael Bedolla' is the lawyer for Dinesh Gupta's group of companies but I often saw 'Michael' performing duties like placing the tissue papers, paper plates and cups and also moving office furniture and boxes from Kuber Infotek's office to Agile Informatics' office etc.)
But the fact is 'Training Pro', 'Agile Informatics', 'Kuber Infotek' and '4Dimensions Technology Solutions' are all owned by Dinesh Gupta and/or his proxies (Dinesh's wife 'Sunita', daughters 'Nishu Gupta' and 'Puja Gupta' ...). There are no trainers.
The consultants who were placed on projects by these companies and also 'Nishu Gupta' and 'Puja Gupta' (she manages marketing/recruiting and the Fullerton, CA office, she also uses other names 'Shivali' and 'Vishali') conducted all the training.
The consultants talked about their success stories that before their project they also went through all that we are going through and also they showed the documents such as Request For Proposal (RFP), Business Requirement Document (BRD), Functional Specification (FRS) and Test Cases, which they created while working on their IT projects.
I saw the documents of other company's IT projects.
I saw the documents of AAA’s IT project from ‘Sanjay Shah’
Scheweb’s documents from a guy who worked there as a consultant through one of these companies.
Wells Fargo’s IT documents from ‘Angela’ (she told that she didn’t had any IT experience at all when she applied for the IT Project Manager position at Wells Fargo, using her fake resume that showed years of IT experience, and started her IT career as a Project Manager with Wells Fargo. And also Wells Fargo paid $125 per hour for her work but Dinesh Gupta paid only around $25 per hour to her).
‘Nishu Gupta’, currently working as a Business System Analyst with Silicon Valley Bank at San Jose CA, former employee of Kaiser Permanente, often shared information about her projects.
I believe that the consultants are asked by the management to show their Documents and share their experience to the new trainees, which will help the management, to brain wash the new trainees.
Once training period was over, the marketers of ‘Agile Informatics' showed up and announced that we all need modifications in our resume so we needs to show at least 5 years of relevant IT experience on the resume to get a job and also they asked us to search online on Google.com for IT case studies and choose a case study as a project to put it in our resume.
We all raised questions, recruiters explained that they have placed a 20 years old consultant using the fake resume that showed more than 5 years of IT experience. And also even if the employer finds out about the fake experience they can just fire us, what else they can do? etc.
They fixed deadlines to make resume and send it to recruiters. I received requirements from a recruiter for jobs that required years of experience in dialysis health care, Junit, J2EE, Perl, Python, TCL/Expect etc.
I don't have any knowledge/experience on those but 'Nishu Gupta' told me that there won't be any job requirement that matches my skill set so I need to change my resume according to job requirements and submit the resume. I asked her that, "does the employers and the others dealing with her company knows about the fake resume?"
She got mad for this question and replied that "Are you meaning to screw up our company? You can screw our company but me and my Daddy can screw your life".
I believe that I can find a job using my real resume all by my self. I have a Green Card, I don't need ‘Agile Informatics' help to find my job. I didn't need any of the training provided by ‘Agile Informatics' I have already completed all those in my University courses.
I was so worried and confused; I know that the only reason I need to listen to them is because of my money $2500
So I told 'Nishu Gupta' that I want my $2500 back, because I am so confused and unhappy, I will be happy to walk away from this company and I want my money back.
Nishu Gupta's reply was that “if they give my money back all other consultants will ask their money back so there is ‘no' money back until I earn money to ‘Agile Informatics', working on a project, for at least 3 months".
I asked them to give at least $1500 back because some of other consultants were made only $1000 as Security Deposit.
'Dinesh Gupta' replied that, “ It is his decision to decide on how much amount to collect from each of his consultants, he even collected $4000 from other consultants, so he don't have to match my Security Deposit with other consultants".
And also they were trying to convince me that,
they have placed many consultants using fake resumes, one consultant didn’t have much of the knowledge so he placed her in a project where ‘Nishu Gupta’ works (Silicon Valley Bank, San Jose, CA) so that ‘Nishu Gupta’ can help her with the work, one consultant even worked on a Government project in Sacramento, CA using her fake resume and there was no problems at all. And also that he will provide me their contact numbers so that I can talk to them, which will boost my confidence...
I told them that I am not sure about that so I need to discuss about this with some Government authorities to be clear, But I will be happy to walk out if I get my $2500 back or at least $ 1500.
Dinesh Gupta told that "no body have right to dictate him how to run his business so he won't return any penny of my money until I am placed on a project. He is running this business successfully for many years over these years he had handled many consultants like me so he knows how to take care of the consultants like me and the law enforcement or Government authorities. And also his company has insurance for about $5 million so nothing will happen to his company".
Then he started to threaten me like,
If I walk out of ‘Agile Informatics' now he will sue me to pay for the rest of the training charge $5000 ($7500 on the ‘Training Pro' contract minus $2500 Security Deposit).
And also if I tell out side about his business secrets (about the fake resumes and other info), he will sue me for revealing his "Trade Secrets".
He also said that,
If I take a legal action against him I will be ending up with too much expense to pay for the lawyer fees, which will be the more loss over the $2500 and also the rest less nights and frustrations.
I told him that I will take care of it and walked away from his office.
I already wasted my time and money and ended up with many expenses, thinking that I got a job I sent my 6-month-old baby and 4 year old to full time day care, there is no salary but I need pay my kids day care.
Thinking over my Security Deposit amount $ 2500...???
It really hurts………really frustrating ……… Heart Breaking…………
I don't know whether others understand my pain or feelings………
But I have many questions and I think that I surely need some Lawyer's or Government authorities assistants.
Can any body help on this? Where can I go to get help?
The above statement was a situation of myself. There is lot to say about other consultants who has the H1 visa from one of his company, because those consultants were all in student’s visa and Dinesh Gupta's company sponsors their H1 and provides accommodation for them. So they are all threaten by Dinesh Gupta and his daughters a lot.
I have heard many consultants, even those who placed on the project, call 'Nishu Gupta' and cry that they are not comfortable on the project because of their lack of knowledge. Nishu Gupta's reply to them was that "she will provide all the assistance they need to manage on their project, if their company fires those consultants that’s fine she can find them other project but if the consultants come out of the project by them self their visa will be cancelled and then they will be on the street so they need to follow Nishu Gupta's directions for their own future".
And also, there is a lot to say about 'Dinesh Gupta' and his company. He always hides his name and asks others not to mention about his name and involvement with these companies to others. I think that he has caught by law because of some illegal activity in the past and he is not able to work or do business in the USA.
He has mentioned to me "He is very successful in his business that most of the big staffing companies and employers contact him quite often asking him to supply consultants including in Europe and Australia". And he is mostly out of town/country.
I am not sure whether he is doing fraud internationally or not. But I believe that he definitely know how to take care of the Law Enforcement.
His wife ‘Sunita’ manages his company’s accounts so there is many account manipulations. And also,
Michael Bedolla's father, a lawyer, is a friend of Dinesh Gupta and he assists this 'money eating monster' how to handle the law enforcement and run his business successfully without getting into trouble.