Phishing E-mail Posing As Siemen’s Job Offer, Found

A fresh phishing e-mail is presently circulating online offering job at a worldwide powerhouse in electrical engineering and electronics, Siemens while announcing a salary between Rs.30,000 and Rs.2,00,000 every month, according to Moneylife.in, which reported the news on December 23, 2010.

Strangely, the e-mail asks candidates for making an advance payment so they may answer an interview.

Actually, the spurious electronic message tells the recipient (candidate) that he has to deposit some money for the aforementioned purpose to the HRD department of Siemens via check drawn at the State Bank of India and favoring the highest official of the company's HRD. Once he replies to the e-mail, he'll be provided the relevant account number, the message mentions, adding that the money will be refunded.

Furthermore, once the recipient validates about the cash deposit, the company will send him his offer letter as well as airline tickets through courier. Also, he'll be reimbursed his entire expenditure on face-to-face contact. Finally, the offer letter will mention the candidate's job description, his monthly salary as well as the time and date of the face-to-face question-and-answer session, the e-mail concludes.

Unluckily, anyone who believes the e-mail as also remits the money asked will simply be the loser. For, there's no job as mentioned, while the deposit if made will actually end up with the scammers as its recipient with no reimbursement whatsoever. Even when the victim later reports the scam to the investigating officials, he's quite unlikely to get back the money, remark security researchers.

The researchers additionally state that online frauds related to jobs have gotten more widespread as incidences of unemployment rise. According to them, this is an opportunity for scammers to lure inexperienced, gullible individuals seeking work with falsified expectations regarding employment, especially at large enterprises like Siemens.

Therefore, they recommend that those looking for jobs must always remain vigilant. They (job-seekers) mustn't trust any e-mail offering employment that sounds too true to be real as in the latest e-mail, which offers the huge monthly salary of Rs.2,00,000. Besides, no genuine organization will-ever request any advance payment towards fulfilling interview procedures, the researchers reiterate.

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