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Re: SCAM ALERT! Tell your kids!
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The more I look into this sort of stuff, the more I find out.  And appearently it is more common than I thought.  More so that it is termed "employment fraud."

 

Hmm, never knew this.

 

And according to a major hotel chain, this happens quite often and they are also a target of it.

 

Below is a copy and paste from [Major Hotel Chain's Job Page]:

 

2. WHAT IS EMPLOYMENT FRAUD?


It has come to our attention that individuals or companies have been contacting people with false offers of employment, claiming to act on behalf of [Major Hotel Chain], its individual hotels, or [Major Hotel Chain] brands including [self edit]. These offers are not legitimate.

 

Employment Fraud happens when individuals are sent false offers of employment with the sender’s goal of extorting money from the individual. Persons interested in working for [Major Hotel Chain] branded hotels are offered employment contracts in exchange for the payment of money in the form of "processing fees" or "payments towards work permits" or the like. Please note that [Major Hotel Chain] does not ask job applicants for money or payments in any form; protect yourself by never giving money to any person in connection with an application for a job with one of our hotels.


3. WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EMPLOYMENT FRAUD?


The following characteristics are typical of Employment Fraud:

· The correspondence is unsolicited and usually in email format from unauthorized email addresses that use [Major Hotel Chain] brands [self edit] without [Major Hotel Chain] permission, such as career.[self edit]@hotmail.com.

· Individuals are asked to provide personal and financial information including address, phone number, Social Security (or similar) identification numbers, date of birth, passport information, and bank account information.

· Individuals are asked to complete false application forms for employment or visa approval or provide their career details.

· Individuals are asked to reach out to immigration officers, bank officials, travel agents, courier companies, and lawyers.

· Correspondence is identified as URGENT or TIME RUNNING OUT.


4. WHAT IS [Major Hotel Chain] POSITION ON EMPLOYMENT FRAUD?
[Major Hotel Chain] is not associated with Employment Fraud, the individuals generating the fraud, or the websites used. Our brands and names are used without our permission. [Major Hotel Chain] takes these matters seriously. We work with local authorities in an effort to stop this from happening. If you believe you have received a false offer of employment, please contact: employmentfraud@[self edit].com.


5. WHAT SHOULD SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES THEY HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF EMPLOYMENT FRAUD DO?
If you believe you have received a false offer of employment, we recommend you do the following:

· Save all information, including the email or letter with false offer of employment.

· Do not respond to the email or letter.

· Do not send any money or provide any personal or financial information.

· Contact your local police and alert them to this incident.