A fraudster has been using the name of the Intel to lure the gullible with the promise of jobs in the IT major in return for money.

He created fake interview letters and mailed them randomly to young software engineers (“0 to 2 years’ experience”) offering them various positions. The call letter sought a refundable deposit of Rs. 7,850, which ‘entitles’ them to access the Intel office on HAL Airport Road.

The fraud came to light when two persons who got interview calls without applying for the job sought clarification from Intel on Wednesday. A shocked Intel management filed a complaint.

The mail, signed by an imposter claiming to be Rakesh Jain, HR manager, said the interview was scheduled on June 25 and the candidate should remit the refundable deposit before June 17. The mail went on to say aspirants should call him on his mobile phone before making any type of transactions.

Further, the email said Intel would provide a two-way air ticket, accommodation and food during the period of the interview not only to the candidate but also one more person accompanying him or her. It said the deposit would be returned in full after the interview.

Suren Chawla, head – Corporate Communications, Intel South Asia, told The Hindu Intel had not sent any interview call letters. “We tried the contact numbers of Rakesh Jain and they were switched off. He might have set a target for June 17 and might have switched off after receiving money,” the police said.

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