Beware of Fraudulent Job Offers


Identify Genuine Job Offers

Even before joining Magna, we keep our candidate’s best interests in mind by trying to protect from unscrupulous individuals and placement agencies who are fraudulently enticing people by promising career opportunities at Magna, and even going so far as to present fake job offers.

In order to protect yourself from unwittingly being duped by these dishonest persons, please be aware of the following:

  • Magna never charges candidates any fees to apply or interview for any position. Similarly, it does not permit any recruiter or staffing agency to charge candidates any fees to have their resume presented to, or interview with, Magna. This includes an application fee, recruitment fee, security deposit, paperwork fee, visa or work permit fee or any software or equipment fee.
  • From time-to-time Magna authorizes specific recruiters or staffing agencies to fill a position. These recruiters or staffing agencies are also not permitted to charge any of the fees outlined above.
  • Offer letters will be conveyed to candidates by the Magna hiring manager. If emailed, the letter will come from a Magna email address. In addition, the offer letter is posted on the candidate’s portal, which can be accessed only through a unique ID and password. Beware of any offer letter represented to be a Magna offer letter that comes directly from the recruiter or from an alleged Magna employee where the email is from an email service such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Zoho, ProtonMail, iCloud, etc.

Other indications that the offer letter you received may be fake are:

  • Signed by Magna CEO, Swamy Kotagiri or Magna Chief Human Resources Officer, Aaron McCarthy. Typically, an offer letter will be signed by the hiring manager in the department/division in which you will be working.
  • A signature on the offer letter stamped with “Approved by the Board of Directors.”
  • The location where you will be working is not included in the letterhead. Groups/Divisions extend their own offer letters.
  • If during the recruiting process you are asked for banking information, PIN numbers or other personal information that is unrelated to the job for which you are interviewing.
  • If the company logo on the letter looks ill-fitted or pasted into the letter. As noted above, the letterhead should be from the location extending the offer.
  • If the letter lacks a proper salutation or is filled with grammatical and spelling errors.

If you encounter any of the above, the offer letter is likely a fake and will not be honored by Magna. Should you suspect that a job posting or offer letter is fake, please report it immediately to: