In one instance last year, of Maruti, those "selected" for an interview were asked to pay a refundable security deposit of around Rs 16000 in a State Bank of India account.
There have been brazen instances to build credibility by issuing a fake interview call letter using the company's logo, seemingly signed by the managing director.
Fake offer letters purportedly signed by Maruti Suzuki India's managing director, Shinzo Nakanishi, surfaced in late 2010; the upshot was the arrest of three foreign nationals.
In fact, Maruti's vigilance department has been pro-actively working for the past two years with Delhi Police on such cases.
It happened again when Maruti's Manesar plant was shut in July this year, following labour unrest.
Many fly-by-night-operators raised their heads to lure job seekers.
Image: A worker seen arriving at Maruti's Manesar plant.