I was recently contacted via email regarding a job opportunity with Piramal Group. I was instructed to setup an account with Google Hangouts and to contact the hiring manager via Instant Messaging. They provided me with a verification code and informed me the interview would be conducted on-line. The on-line interview with the ‘Hiring Manager’ was conducted on, 02/11/2020. At the conclusion of the interview, I was instructed to contact him via IM @ 8:00AM the following day to determine if I’d gotten the position.As instructed, I contacted them on, 02/12/2020 at allotted time and was informed I had indeed gotten the position. During the on-line chat, I provided my full name, address and contact #s only. I was informed specific equipment would be required and a check would be sent to me via FedEx for purchase from a specific vendor. One of the requirements was that I had to deposit the check into my bank account. I was also instructed to inquire from the teller when the funds would be available in addition to providing screen shots to confirm the deposit was made. When I inquired why the check couldn’t be cashed versus deposited, the ‘Hiring Manger’ was quite emphatic that the check ‘must be deposited to my bank account’ in order to purchase the equipment from the specific vendor. At this point, alarms went off that this was not a legitimate job offer and was indeed a scam to defraud me/my bank of funds.I’ve attached the initial email of the job offer and also a screenshot of the IM conversation with the ‘Hiring Manager’ regarding depositing the check into my bank account.