Happy New Year! While I’m working on year-2011-in-review post, here’s a spam that I have being receiving quite a lot.

MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD (MSIL)
Head Office Maruti Suzuki,
India Limited Nelson Mandela Road,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070.
Board no.46781000.
Fax: 46150275 and 46150276

OFFICE NUMBER : +917838133834

“MARUTI SUZUKI” DIRECT RECRUITMENTS OFFER.
This Company selected 62 candidates list for Senior Engineer, IT,
Administration, Production, marketing and general service Departments, It
your Resume was selected as one of the 62 candidates shortlisted for the interview. MARUTI SUZUKI
is the best Manufacturing Car Company in India, The Company is recruiting the
candidates for our new Plants in Delhi, Bangalore, and Pune and
mumbai.Your interview will be held at The Company Corporate office in New
Delhi on 18 OF JANUARY 2012 at 11.30 AM, You will be pleased to know That
The 62 candidates selected 55 candidates will be giving appointment,
Meaning that your Application can progress to final stage. You will have
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.
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1) Photo-copies of Qualification Documents.
2) Photo-copies of Experience Certificates (If any)
3) Photo-copies of Address Proof
4) Two Passport Size Photograph.
You have to deposit the (Cash) as an initial amount in favour of our
company accountant name in charges to collect your payment. Department.
for Rs. 12,500/- ( Twelve thousand five hundred rupees ) through any [STATE
BANK OF INDIA], HDFC BANK OR [ICICI BANK] Branch from your Home City to our Company
accountant name in charges. Account NO, which will be sending 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 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 mention in your offer letter. Your offer letter will dispatch very
shortly after receiving your confirmation of cash deposited in STATE BANK
OF INDIA OR ICICI BANK. We wish you the best of luck for the subsequent
and remaining stage. you have to give the information after deposited the
security amount in bank to The Company HRD -direct recruitment via email.
Your Letter with supporting document will be dispatch same 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, travelling 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 12,500/- (Twelve thousand five 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 lucks
Regards,
Shinzo Nakanishi
Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director,
MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD (MSIL)
Email : maruritisuzuki.job2011@live.com
OFFICE NUMBER : 0783813834

Unlike other spams, this one targets the job seekers( and I can assure you, there are a *lot* of them). First glance a “direct job” offer looks tempting, along with the “feeling” that you are part of the “elite” few. And hey, you’re getting an all-expenses paid(!) ticket for the interview.

Now if you’re jumping up & down and respond immediately, you’re just getting sucked deeper into the scam and in the end, you’ll lose a lot and make headlines as “n candidates scammed Rs y of their cash”.

If you take a second look at the email, there are signs of obvious spam.

  • “Direct offer” without being “shortlisted” (of course, if you had applied for MSIL, you might think this is real!)
  • Interview security deposit? Uh-oh
  • Account number of the accountant to be sent to you? Why accountant?
  • Offer letter till be sent without the job interview being completed? Why hold the interview then?
  • Offer letter will contain date of interview? Okaay..
  • The horrible language, grammar, lack of punctuation(although, I’ll admit – I’ve seen call for interview letters with bad grammar too)
  • Ah yes, the live.com email address(why not MSIL’s domain?) and yes the blatantly incorrect spelling for Maruti in the email address.

Goes without saying, if you get this email – don’t respond, don’t reply cursing(F&#^ YOU! YOU’RE SCAMMING!) – hit the report spam option.

Meanwhile, I’ll have to check if there’s a way to report an email as spam from outside the webmail client…