There is a very serious issue that has come up can we all join hands together and try to sort out the issue. Someone is trying to make money by taking money from the candidates stating that u need to pay some amount which is refundable for the Interview process. This is done using names of very prestigious companies like L&T and Tata Motors.
I too got such mails and sms also. Initially I just rejected it but now it's become frequently. I got alarmed about this and called both the companies to check the genuinity of the same. They said it's fake and they have requested our help in this matter. I seek ur suggestions and help in this matter to nab the culprit so that the innocent people doesn't fall into the trap. I look forward for ur generous support.

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The only way out is common sense. No reputed company will ask you to deposit money for air fare/train fare to attend interviews.

That itself is a giveaway. Secondly standard of English in these offer letters leave much to be desired.

When you get such offer letters for jobs you never applied for,it is time to use delete button and move on. When majority of people disregard such silly offer letters,the con artistes will find out new ways to cheat. Do not be a victim.

From India, Pune

PLease follow one simple rule. Do not open mails, or respond to if you open them, that you never expected. For example, interview calls, notification of winning Prizes or Lottery tickets, free holiday for 2 or 4, etc. There are also mails floating around seeking help to transfer money from one country to another with an offer to give 10 to 20% commission. many people have lost a fortune chasing such offers.
From United Kingdom

Mr Simhan,

It just beats me to see how people fall for such obvious traps.

First the English is atrocious.

Tata or L&T will not use such ungrammatical and poor English in their letters/communications.

Big companies like this never send unsolicited job offers.

Most important giveaway is the fact that they are asking for ""Refundable"" deposits.

Pay is way above market standards.

Earlier such ads used to ask for Rs8500 now with increase in airfare etc they have started asking for Rs15200.

The con tricks which are common are reflective of the times we are in.

Time and again big companies give warnings about such scam offers.

Other favourite companies offering such jobs are Hyundai,Maruti.

If one can fall for such offers,then no one can help you from being conned.Just read this:

Thursday, October 10, 2013



This is a fake job scam. No real company uses a free email address and no real company would request a deposit before you are interviewed! Read: 419 Advance Fee Fraud: Why Most Emails Offering Jobs Are Scams!


Head Office Maruti Suzuki,

India Limited Nelson Mandela Road,

Vasant Kunj .New Delhi-110070.

Email:- (Free Email Address = Scam)


Your resume has been selected from to work in our new plant. The Company selected 62 candidates list for Senior Engineer, IT, Administration, Production, Marketing and general service Departments, It is our pleasure to inform you that your Resume was selected as one of the 62 candidates shortlisted for the interview. The Company SUZUKI is the best Manufacturing Car Company in India, The Company is recruiting the candidates for our new Plants in Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai. Your interview will be held at The Company Corporate office in New Delhi on 17th of October, 2013 at 11.30 AM, you will be pleased to know that out of the 62 candidates selected, 55 candidates will be giving appointment, meaning that your application can progress to final stage. You will have to come to the Company corporate office in New Delhi. Your offer letter with Air Ticket will be sent to you by courier before date of interview. The Company can offer you a salary with benefits for this post 62,000/-to 110,000/- P.M. + (HRA + D.A + Conveyance and other Company benefits. The designation and Job Location will be fixed by the Company HRD. at time of final process. You have to come with photo-copies of all required documents.

You have to deposit the (cash) as an initial amount in favour of our company accountant name in charge to collect your payment for Rs.15,400 (Fifteen thousand Four Hundred rupees ) through any (STATE BANK OF INDIA) OR (ICICI BANK) Branch from your Home City to our Company accountant name in charge. Account number will be sent to you upon your response. This is a refundable interview security deposit. Your offer letter with Air tickets will be sent to your Home Address by courier after receiving the confirmation of interview security deposit in any of the STATE BANK OF INDIA OR ICICI BANK. This Company will pay all the expenditure to you at the time of face-to-face meeting with you in Company. The Job profile, salary offer, and date -time of interview will be mentioned in your offer letter. Your offer letter will dispatch very shortly after receiving your confirmation of cash deposit in STATE BANK OF INDIA OR ICICI BANK. We wish you the best of luck for the subsequent and remaining stage. The last date of security deposit in bank is 15th of October, 2013. You have to give the information after depositing the security amount in bank to the Company HRD-direct recruitment via email: .

Your letter with supporting document will be dispatched same time by courier to your postal address after receipt of security deposit confirmation in bank. The interview process and arrangement expenditure will be paid by SUZUKI COMPANY. Lodging, traveling and local conveyance actual will be paid by SUZUKI COMPANY as per bills. The candidate has to deposit the initial refundable security as mentioned by HRD.

NB: You are advice to reconfirm your mailing address and phone number in your reply. And 15,200/- (Fifteen Thousand Two Hundred Rupees) will be the refundable amount, as 200 rupees will be deducted as bank charges for fund deposit and if you are selected or not, still the amount will be refunded to you, as the amount is just to prove that you will be coming for the interview in other for us not to run at lost after sending you the air ticket and you don't show up on the day of interview.

Wishing you the best of luck.


Shinzo Nakanishi

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director,


My advice for what ever it is worth to job seekers:

The consequences of falling prey to scammers, may include identity theft, the loss of your hard earned money, and illegal charges to your credit card. It can be a very tough lesson to bear, and devastating for cash strapped job seekers. Don’t learn things the hard way. Avoid falling prey to unscrupulous scammers, do your homework and checks very carefully.

From India, Pune

Dear Nathrao,
This business of scamster is world wide. I am drawing attention of the readers to an article in The Daily Telegraph, UK.
Plase read and digest the contents at 10 scams to watch out for in 2014 - Telegraph
I am sure if we search the web, we will get more such examples.

From United Kingdom

As Simhan says, the business of scamming is world wide.

One of the biggest frauds being perpetrated on the world for the last few years comes from India. Call centres in India are telephoning people all over the world, to tell them their computer is infected with a virus. They claim to be from "Windows Technical Support". No such organisation. They are careful not to say Microsoft these days.

They try to trick you into giving them remote access to your computer, and of course download malware. Then charge you to solve the problem.

If you search Youtube, there are dozens of videos of people round the world playing along with these scammers and wasting their time. Some of the videos are hilariously funny.

Also coming from India is another scam being inflicted on Australians regarding solar energy rebates which no longer exist here. Sadly, I have suspicions that there is a CiteHR member who might be involved with this scam.

From Australia, Melbourne

""Sadly, I have suspicions that there is a CiteHR member who might be involved with this scam.""
Aussie john,
This is an open forum,all become members and it is quite possible that some try in their own ways to earn extra.
We have posts which offer high amounts for simple copy paste,we have loans being offered,we have people ready to do projects for you on payment,so that students can get higher project marks.
All this is human nature.
If there is a member of the forum involved he must be exposed.

From India, Pune

Hello Nathrao,
W.r.t. your line "It just beats me to see how people fall for such obvious traps", the ONLY reason would be it monetary, position, Brand label of the Company, etc, etc. They just can't resist something that comes for either free or with lower cost.
And just a Quote about common sense that you mentioned: " Common sense is that sense that is not so common".
So you have the answers why people fall for such tricks........and some repeatedly so even after getting hit earlier [maybe something of a gambling psychology @ work here].
@ John--
What makes you say "I have suspicions that there is a CiteHR member who might be involved with this scam"?
Also I guess India isn't the only place where such scamsters exist....USA, Russia & Europe is full of them--except that the modus operandi & the scale differs.

From India, Hyderabad

Dear AussieJohn,
Remember that almost all of the call centers in India are run by foreign ventures, including some Australian companies..... The possibility cannot be denied that this fraudant case could have also been 'outsourced' here from an overseas company, as the first choise to fake authenticity.....
Any way, I would say the words "biggest frauds being perpetrated on the world" to describe this venture, is may be a little exagerant in itself.
But as a CiteHR member yourself, I think you can understand that the sentense "Sadly, I have suspicions that there is a CiteHR member who might be involved with this scam." can be unnecessorily invoking anxiety amongst all members....
I hope you have indicated your suspecions by other proper means like, voting to remove post, indicating the suspecions to the admin, etc...
Best Regards,
Amod Bobade


Just thought this could be of interest to all & relevant to this thread.
Avoiding the Faux Recruiter

From India, Hyderabad

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