Two companies in Bangalore and Pune (India) asked me to send PAN number (government ID number used as ID for income tax return and transaction, like social security number in the US) and scanned soft copy by email for recruitment purpose in IBM but after sending they said that I was not shortlisted. Now I am worried that is it possible for them to misuse my PAN details and scanned copy for any illegal activity? Should I take any legal action against them?
I read on an advocate's blog that they do this activity to create fake employee profiles or for large illegal or black money transactions because in India you need to have a valid PAN card for large transaction.
I haven't sent scanned copy to them instead of that I sent a picture of PAN card taken from my mobile.