Beware of fake employment opportunities in the name of Tata Motors.
Till now I wrote articles on internet security, malware, spyware threats and hacking. In this article I'm going to share an experience with a fake Tata Motors employee who tried to charge 9500 INR from my friend. This is what my sister said;
"Two days earlier I received a mail from Tata motors suggesting me to attend an interview in Bangalore. I was asked to forward my particulars like College Identity, Passport size photographs, qualification certificates etc. Also, I was asked to deposit Rs 9,500/- in their Bank accounts as a security deposit which is refundable. Since the account details are not provided in their invitation letter I called them and asked for details. They asked me to deposit the whole amount in anyone of their bank accounts i.e. Canara Bank or PNB which they would reveal at the time of depositing. The Company offered me a salary with benefits for this post from Rs 44,000/- to Rs 1, 45,000/- P/month + (HRA + D.A + Conveyance and other Company benefits. The Designation and Job Location will be fixed by Company HRD at the time of final process. Also, they promised me to send two way Air tickets, arrange food and accommodation during the interview."
How I came to know the scam
When I checked the mail, I came to know that it's from email@example.com and interesting thing is that there is no website with address "tatamotorslimited.co.in." Also when I visited the official website of Tata Motors I came across a shocking note which is attached below. So, this made me contact the customer service of Tata Motors and inform about what my sister has experienced. And I was informed that Tata motors don't charge even a single penny. Moreover, 'tatamotorslimited.co.in' is a domain registered under Tata group. With these details I helped my sister from falling prey to a fake Tata Motors employer. "Designation and Job Location will be fixed by Company HRD at the time of final process" this statement in their notification is enough to know that they are frauds. How can one attend an interview without having knowledge about the post he is applying for?
Now what I can say is its better not to completely trust or depend upon job portals like naukari, monster etc. It makes your email id open to such idiots and moreover you may even lose money for nothing. So, dear readers, if you are a job seeker and search online job portals daily, here is a suggestion for you. Don't trust any mail though it is from a multi-national company. Cross check the from address 2-3 times and know if it is genuine. Also, no high profile company asks you a pre-payment to apply for a job. So, it's up to your common sense to stay safe from fake employers. Below are the links to fake notices from those fake Tata employees. I hope this information helps you a lot.
1. Request from fake Tata Motors employee-1
2. Request from fake Tata Motors employee-2
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Sir, I am Maduri. Please register my complaint and study my complaint carefully. Take serious action on that person immediately I request you. I got an offer letter from Tata motors on September 17th, giving me offer to join in their company. I am from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh but I am registering complaint in Delhi because I got a call from Delhi location. Now this guy who cheated me - his name is S K Gupta. He told me that a bond offer is there in Tata motors and he told me to pay 5000/- . By trusting his words I made payment to an account - those details are NITESH DHIMAN--BANK OF BARODA ACCOUNT NO.: 30900100003477. On 8th October 2015 I had deposited the amount and after that I had been following up with him. He kept on telling that me that I will be getting joining letter by courier to my home address but I did not get it and also afterwards I kept on following up with him, My father also has spoken to him and I also told him several times that I will give police complaint. Please track these mobile nos. which he has called me from: 09760290760 07895466496 07409924131. I did not get any courier for my refund of 5000/-. I kept on following up with him since 1 month but i realised that I had been deeply cheated by this fraud person. The offer letter is also a fraud letter. Most of the time he keeps his phone switched off or it will be ringing but no response. I request you to please look into this matter seriously. Please reply me. You can contact me on my emailid: firstname.lastname@example.org
I got a fake job offer from Mr. S. K. Gupta for assistant manager in Tata motors. He took Rs.15000 from me. Mr. Arun Gupta sent me training and appointment letter. Now they are not returning back the money. Please help me out to do something to get back my money.