Phishing E-mail Warning for Employment Seekers
HMIL is warning job-hunters and everybody overall to be wary of scam e-mails falsely promising jobs, and purporting to be from the company, in return of security deposits, thus published The Hindu dated March 12, 2012.
Essentially, while executing the scam, the mode-of-operation by the perpetrators involves directing applicants for the jobs to pay caution fees that'll be partially refunded as an eligibility criterion for the selection during the first phase. Thereafter, interviews will be performed, the scammers themselves pretending to be the company officials holding the interviews, either via face-to-face interaction or over the phone. And when the selection finishes, the applicants will be informed via e-mails sent through Hotmail or Gmail accounts.
The scammers, in one instance, even hacked the website of HMIL for dispatching electronic mails to a renowned Rajasthan (India) based college for supposedly holding campus interviews.
Meanwhile, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, leader of the automobile industry too confirmed that same type of bogus employment e-mails were being circulated on its behalf for over 12 months now.
One senior officer belonging to Maruti stated that the above e-mails were indeed scam and therefore the business unit had requested Police in Gurgaon to investigate the incident that on interrogating arrested 2 individuals participating within the scam. DECCAN published this on March 13, 2012.
Incidentally, the HMIL issued a statement which makes it clear that the company conducts its entire number of recruitments straight through interviews without seeking or accepting anything in between from the candidates such as caution money deposits.
Moreover, the automobile leader is carrying out an elaborate canvassing through the media for cautioning the public regarding the Internet fraudsters. A Hyundai officer said that the motor company had released advertisements through websites and newspapers in English as well as other regional languages. Indeed, on November 8 and 10, 2011, HMIL had released ads for the public towards cautioning potential candidates within 20 major English and regional newspapers. The message is also being flashed on HMIL's www.hyundai.co Internet site.
Eventually, the company says, applicants affected with the scam e-mails should inform their area police station by lodging a complaint.
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