The recruiters were desperate to meet a Hindu girl and she had turned to them on Facebook.
In a bid to attract the girl, they used a fake profile photo of her to send the fake invitation.
But after the recruiters tried to contact her on social media, the girl rejected their advances.
They sent the fake invitations again but this time, the recruiter decided to escalate the situation by using the girl’s social media profile photo.
The girl’s parents were in a panic and contacted Facebook to complain.
They claimed that the recruitors had manipulated the girl on Facebook to make it seem as if they had made a serious attempt to contact the girl.
Facebook has since removed the recruitor’s profile from the company.
The case is a case of social engineering, and the recruitors’ conduct violated Facebook’s social engineering policy.
Facebook’s guidelines prohibit recruiting anyone on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
The company has since said it will review the policy.