Fake TCS job interview e-mail - Scam

Here is another fraud e-mail received by my Indian friend. Updating his e-mail as it is for others to be aware of. This is too much, simply asking to deposit money before he attends an interview :-)

Refer to my series of articles on scam/ fraud emails for more information on e-mail scams.

Anyway, in summary don’t entertain this kind of email if you have received one. It’s FAKE/ FRAUD.

We have just  selected your CV from TIMESJOBS INDIA  for  Interview in TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICE.We are offering  employment in top  positions for our  Various offices in  India.55 Candidates  have been shortlisted  for Interview which  will take place at our  head office in  Delhi on 31st August 2013. Out of 55 candidates  shortlisted only 50  will  be given employment.We  are looking for  professionals in  Various fields.Your  air ticket and  documents to attend  the interview shall be  sent to your  designated address via  courier before  interview date.

Our salary and other  company benefits  ranges from Rs 70,000  to Rs 300,000 PM.You shall  also be expected to  come with the Original  copies of your  credentials as stated  in your RESUME with  TIMESJOBS INDIA.You  are expected to make  REFUNDABLE cash  deposit of Rs 18,700  as an initial amount  in favour our  company's accountant  name.Its an initial  security deposit.The  management of TCS shall pay  all expenditure to you  at the time of face to  face meeting at our  head office in Delhi.

Your Job profile,  salary offer, and date  -time of interview  will be mentioned in  the documents that will  be sent to you  alongside your air  ticket.Your air ticket and other documents  shall be dispatched to  your designated  address via Blue Dart  Courier upon the  confirmation of your  security deposit in  our account that shall  be issued to you in  the next mail.The last  date for payment of  security deposit is 23rd August 2013.

NB: You are advised to  reconfirm your full  name, mailing address  and phone number in  your reply  mail.Also,if you are  selected or not your  Rs 18,700 shall be  refunded to you at the  time of face to face  meeting.The amount is  just to prove that you  will be coming for the  interview in order for  us not to run at loss after sending you  the air ticket and you  don't show up on the  day of interview.You  are permitted to chose  your job location  after interview.

Senior H.R Manager