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Scam Email #1
MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD (MSIL)
Head Office Maruti Suzuki,
India Limited Nelson Mandela Road,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070.
REF: “MARUTI SUZUKI” DIRECT RECRUITMENTS OFFER.
Your Resume has been selected from MONSTER,TIMEJOBS,NAUKRI.COM,YUVAJOBS.COM etc, for our new plant.The Company selected 45 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 45 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 19th Of April 2011,at 11.30 AM, you will be pleased to know that the 45 candidates selected 34 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 200, 000/-P.M. + (HRA + D.A + Conveyance and other Company benefits.The designation and Job Location will be fixing by Company HRD. At time of final process.You have to come with photo-copies of all required documents.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY THE COMPANY HRD.
1) Photo-copies of Qualification Documents.
2) Photo-copies of Experience Certificates (If any)
3) Photo-copies of Address Proof
4) Two Passport Size Photographs.
You have to deposit the (Cash) as an initial amount in favor of our company accountant name in charges to collect your payment department for Rs.10,200/- (Ten Thousand two hundred rupees ) through any [STATE BANK OF IDIAN] OR [ICICI BANK] Branch from your Home City to our Company accountant name in charges. Account NO:,which will be sent to you upon your response. This is a refundable interview security. Your offer letter with Air tickets will be sent to your Home Address by courier after receiving the confirmation of interview security deposited in any of the STATE BANK OF INDIAN 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 dispatched very shortly after receiving your confirmation of cash deposited in STATE BANK OF INDIAN OR ICICI BANK.
We wish you the best of luck for the subsequent and remaining stage. The last date of security deposits in bank is 16th Of April, 2011. You have to give the information after deposited the security amount in bank to the Company HRD – time by courier to your postal address after receipt of security deposited 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 10,200/- (Ten Thousand two hundred rupees) will be the refundable amount,as 200 rupees will be deducted as bank charges for funds deposit and if you are been 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 order 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.
Head of Human Resources Dept,
MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD (MSIL)
Scam Email #2
You are one of the hundreds of people who are contacting us about the opportunity to find a job abroad. Thank you very much for trusting our intermediary services!
Finding a job abroad can be a remarkably easy or rather infuriating process. Either way, every job-seeker should eventually succeed with patience, perseverance, and an open mind.
We are professional team that really helps people in need. Since we deal with so many applicants every day in real-world situations, the knowledge and experience gained from creating the best in our services allow us to react quickly and efficiently in all situations.
We understand that it is hard to pick out the real serious proposals amongst the non-effective or least-effective attempts of recruiting.
Please, be informed that finding a European employer, ready to accept candidatures from your country is not an easy job to be done. There are lots of preliminary made conversations and correspondence with various employers, most of who are saying “no” at the beginning. After all, in your case we are even not sure that we will have a positive result at all. Our experience indicates that (sorry to say that) everything depends on the circumstance and the possibility your candidature to be “sold out”.
However, we always respect our applicants’ desires and expectations and in case an application was not successful the first time, then we are always ready to seek other options.
As you have already been informed, the standard application set of documents includes the following items:
1/ personal identification number in the foreign labor office
2/ CV – European format
3/ work permit form filled with your details
4/ motivation letter
Being a non-European citizen, you are most probably confused by these terms and completely at a loss about how to prepare the documents above.
Moreover, time is flying, there are thousands of other well-qualified applicants and sometimes it is a matter of days to be successful or miss an opportunity.
Instead of going around asking and wondering how to prepare this set fastest and in the best way possible, we suggest you to use services of specialized company that can obtain for you a personal identification number in the foreign labor office and provide all of the required documents with an excellent quality, i.e. in accordance with all European employment application standards.
Many other applicants of ours have used such a company because they were in need of quick and efficient assistance and not sure that they would prepare all with the required quality all by themselves.
Here we enclose the contact details of the company they used:
YAHOO – MESSENGER: EXPERTASSIST
We kindly recommend you to avail their services as this is the most common and reliable course of action.
We truly hope that you will proceed with the further steps that need to be taken since they will lead to a successful end.
Your application is important for us and we are always ready to assist you.
Please keep us updated about the status of your documents preparation. Let us know after the documents company prepare the required application set and give us notice, so that we can give you further guidance.
You may reply this letter or contact our Recruitment Consultants online at their Yahoo Messenger ID: geteurojob or through LIVE CHAT.
The Recruitment Agency
Scam Email #3
Simon Survey Shoppers® LLC
14311 Port Comfort Road,
Fort Myers, FL 33095
We are a franchise of Ebay®. We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area
and we would like you to participate. It’s fun and rewarding, and you choose
when and where you want to shop.
You are never obliged to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a
shopper and you do not need previous experience. You would be provided with the
resource to use, it could be cash, money order or check. After you sign up, you
will have access instruction via e-mail or postal mail. You will be paid $100
Kindly fill your information on the application form below and we will get back
to you shortly with the assignment detail.
Cell Phone Number:
Home Phone Number:
Alternate Email Address:
Thanks as we look forward to you working with us.
Simon Survey Shoppers® LL
Scam Email #4
Subjetct: ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS!!!
HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT
London E16 2PB
This is to notify the general public that the Continental Airways United Kingdom now offers interested persons with good qualifications and experiences the job positions of Pilots, Marketing Executives, Engineers, Flight Attendants, Cabin and Flight Service Officers, Team Managers, Accountants, Internal Auditors, Doctors, Nurses, Editorial Officers, Helicopter Landing Officers and Catering Officers.
Interested persons must be 20 years and above and should note that they are to work in our London Offices. All candidates with six months working experiences should attach and forward the soft copy of their resume documents and cover letters to these email addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org) (email@example.com) for immediate approval if it is found suitable for the position applied for.
WAGES PER WEEK
Pilots: (GBP)10,200 Great Britain Pounds.
Marketing Executives: (GBP) 5,830 Great Britain Pounds.
Flight Attendants: (GBP) 4,625 Great Britain Pounds.
Team Managers: (GBP) 5,200 Great Britain Pounds.
Doctors: (GBP) 6,820 Great Britain Pounds.
Nurses: (GBP) 4,520 Great Britain Pounds.
Administrative and Human Resources Officers: (GBP) 6,820 Great Britain Pounds.
Editorial Officers: (GBP) 4,525 Great Britain Pounds.
Helicopter Landing Officers: (GBP) 5,300 Great Britain Pounds.
Cabin and Flight Service Officers: (GBP) 4,300 Great Britain Pounds.
Ticketing and Reservation Officers: (GBP) 5,420 Great Britain Pounds.
Catering Officers: (GBP) 4,100 Great Britain Pounds.
Accountants and Internal Auditors: (GBP) 6,520 Great Britain Pounds.
Aircraft and Avionics Engineers: (GBP) 6,500 Great Britain Pounds.
Security Officers: (GBP) 5,500 Great Britain Pounds.
Official Messengers: (GBP) 5,200 Great Britain Pounds.
Legal Officers: (GBP) 5,000 Great Britain Pounds.
Facility Services Officers: (GBP) 4,650 Great Britain Pounds.
Statistics Officers: (GBP) 5,120 Great Britain Pounds.
Flight Operations Managers: (GBP) 5,420 Great Britain Pounds.
Dr. Jim Compton