Fake job ad results in 1,500 arriving at Maruti Suzuki Gujarat plant
A fake job notice on social media triggered off a state of confusion at upcoming Maruti Suzuki car plant in Hansalpur, Ahmedabad as eager job seekers thronged the gates on Wednesday morning. Even as the youths waited hopefully for the gates to open, they were a disappointed lot when they were not allowed to enter the premises and were notified that there was no such ongoing recruitment drive.
The situation followed fake messages on social media announcing that Suzuki Motor Corporation (parent company of Maruti Suzuki India) was hiring electricians, welders, wiremen and CNC/VMC operators who had passed out from it is with a starting salary of INR 16,900 per month. These 1,500 strong unemployed youths, carrying certificates and documentation, were disappointed at the turn of event which then got out of control as stone pelting followed.
The situation was only brought under control after police arrived. The company, and cops convinced the youth there that it was a fake message, though no force was required to bring the job seekers under control. A case under IT Act has been registered against those who have posted these fake messages, with the authorities trying to ascertain the source of the WhatsApp message.
“I went there for an electrician’s job after I received the message. Upon reaching there, I learned that there was no such recruitment going on. I left the spot as the situation started aggravating,” said Sanjay Thakor, a resident of Ahmedabad.
This is not the first time something like this has been reported. Time and again fraudsters have done such things. A few months ago, fraudsters had sent mails to random candidates telling them that their job was confirmed at Maruti Suzuki, but needed security money to confirm the job.
Some of the hapless victims even transferred the money into the fraudster’s account, realizing too late that they had been taken for a ride. Maruti Suzuki India Limited has denied any knowledge of this and has confirmed that they have not sent out any such emails or employed any of the job seekers posting their CVs on the job portals.
Read the fake mail below:
MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD (MSIL)
Head Office Maruti Suzuki,
India Limited Nelson Mandela Road,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070.
REF: “MARUTI SUZUKI” DIRECTS RECRUITMENTS OFFER.
Your Resume has been selected from database new plant. The Company selected 625 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 625 candidates short listed 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, and Pune and Mumbai. Your interview will be held at the Company Corporate office in New Delhi (On Nov 08 2016 at 1.00 PM,) You will be pleased to know that the 625 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 DOCUMENT 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 Photograph.
1. Full Name: ………………….
2. Full Address: ……………….
3. Mobile: ……………………….
4. Sex: …………………………….
5. Age: ……………………………
You have to deposit the (Cash) as an initial amount in favor of our company accountant name in charges to collect your payment. Of Rs. 15,990/- (Fifteen thousand nine hundred and ninety rupees) through any [STATE BANK OF INDIA] 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, 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 Rs. 15,990/- (Fifteen thousand nine hundred and ninety rupees) will be the refundable amount 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.
Note: Once you receive our reply back with the account information you have to proceed with the payment for security deposit immediately.
Wishing you the best of luck.
Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director,
MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD (MSIL)