SSS Industrial Job Services using postal VPP for delivering fake call letter

The fake job scam has acquired a new dimension. Scamsters try to con you into shelling out at least Rs525 to accept a VPP parcel that ostensibly contains a call letter for a job. In a faltering economy with massive layoffs, this seems like the latest trick to cheat people. We investigate one such scam

SSS Industrial Job Services, the Andhra Pradesh based placement and recruitment agency is luring job seekers with its fake call letter scam using the Indian Post. This is similar to the value payable postal (VPP) service or cash on delivery (CoD) fraud used by scamsters during the 1990s to dupe thousands of people under the pretext of receiving radio-transistor or mixer-grinder. The parcels usually contained stones or bricks and sometimes just waste papers!

 

SSS Industrial Job Services is sending the VPPs to job seekers. It may be using the database from any job site for sending call letters. One such VPP landed at my door, where the postman asked my mother to pay Rs525 (Rs500 for the parcel and Rs25 for postal fee). Since I was not at home, my mother refused to accept the parcel and pay any money. Then the postman left a delivery note with my mother asking me to...

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hema

5 months ago

This company also cheated me I have paid 599/-but thanks for provding such knowledge so now

radhika saxena

5 years ago

this company also cheated me...i have paid 525/- but thanx for providing such knowledge so now i'm not going A.P.

Vani

5 years ago

I too have received that mail. Thank you very much for this......

Monsoon session extended to 6th September

The UPA government hopes to pass key Bills relating to food security, economic reforms and land acquisition in the current session

The union government on Monday decided to extend the monsoon session of Parliament till 6th September to make up for time lost due to disruptions. The government hopes to pass key Bills relating to food security, economic reforms and land acquisition.

 

Government took the decision as virtually no business was transacted in the Lok Sabha till 24th August due to disruptions and adjournments caused by protests by TDP and Congress members from Andhra Pradesh against the announcement on the formation of Telangana.

 

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs took the decision to extend the session till 6th September at a meeting held in Parliament House today.

 

Three Bills were passed by the Lok Sabha last Saturday and the key Food Security Bill was taken up today.

 

The government is hopeful of getting Parliament’s nod for the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill, 2011, the Land Acquisition Bill and other legislations.

 

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Delhi gang rape: Supreme Court allows juvenile justice board to deliver verdict

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The apex court, however, admitted a plea by Dr Subramanian Swamy seeking a fresh interpretation of the term ‘juvenile’ in the statute on the basis of the mental and intellectual maturity of minor offenders instead of the age limit of 18 years while fixing their culpability.

 

A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam agreed to hear the plea but said the JJB can go ahead with pronouncing the verdict in the case.

 

The bench also issued notice to the Centre on Dr Swamy’s plea.

 

Earlier, the SC had said the JJB be informed not to pronounce its verdict involving the juvenile, who was one of six persons who had allegedly brutally raped a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus here, till it decides the PIL. The girl died in a Singapore hospital on 29 December 2012.

 

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