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Job Scammers And Their Scheme

Published by Nairaland on Fri, 16 Jul 2021

Desperate job seekers are always at the mercy of job scammers, infact it is this desperation that feeds these scammers. I would like to share with you one most striking one that i have come across.<br><br><b>Kindly read on;</b><br><br>Dear Applicant<br><br>After a series of keen deliberation, Magil Construction Corporation Ltd is pleased to offer you employment to work as Health and Safety Officer in our construction company. Attached to this email is your employment contract in PDF form.Your device should have a PDF reader to be able to access the contents of your letter and contract of employment. Every detail concerning your employment is enclosed in your employment contract . Download your employment contract form, and read through it keenly. Pay great attention to the sections regarding the documents required from you prior to your arrival, residence permit and proof of accommodation .After reading through your contract of employment, if you agree to work on our contract terms of employment, kindly send us the following documents as demanded in your contract.<br><br>- A signed copy of your employment contract<br>- A copy of your proof of accommodation<br>- Scanned copy of the index page of your passport<br>-scan copy of your school certificates<br>-Passport size photo 4x4 <br><br>IMPORTANT INFORMATION<br><br>QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED BY NEWLY RECRUITED EMPLOYEES AND ANSWERS<br><br>Your employment is based on our contract terms and policies. Your acceptance to this job offer therefore means that you will fulfill all the terms,conditions and requirements of the contract, We have put together some questions frequently asked by newly recruited employees and their answers. You may have similar questions, so kindly read through the questions and answers carefully for better understanding.The answer proceeds each question.<br><br>1-.How long have I been allowed to process and send the 3 documents demanded by the company'<br><br>You have been given 10 working days to process and send us the 3 documents above. However, it will be to your advantage if you can process and send us the 3 documents in less than 10 days. The earlier we send your file over to you the faster you travel.<br><br>2-. What are the procedures and stages to travel to the job site in Cameroon' <br><br>First, you have to process and send to us the 3 documents mentioned in your contract of employment. Once we have these 3 documents, we will proceed to the various ministries and start procuring the necessary paperwork (Authenticated letter and contract of employment, Work permit, residence Permit, Insurance document, travel consent document, Employment invitation letter from the company, sample forms for visa application and all other documents related to your employment). Once we have processed all the legal paperwork, we will send them over to you in a File through a courier agency (DHL),<br><br>When we receive your documents and process all your legal paperwork will proceed to the embassy and apply for your Visa. Once your visa is issued, kindly send us a scanned copy of the Visa page. We will proceed to pay your flight and send you the flight ticket. Once you receive your flight ticket, you are ready to travel. Make sure you understand these stages<br><br>3-. How can I communicate with a company administrator at the job site'<br><br>Submit all your inquiries to your employer W.Towell who is already at the job site in Cameroon, making all the necessary arrangements to welcome and receive you. We will get feedback from him.<br><br>Name of administrator: W. Towell<br>Position Occupied: Director of human resource/Chief recruiting Officer<br> <br>Any other information you need regarding the company is found on the company website.<br><br>4-. Why have I been assigned the responsibility of securing my first month of accommodation'<br> <br>You have been assigned this responsibility for 3 main reasons .<br> <br>First, so that you can acquire a proof of accommodation for your residence permit.<br> <br>Secondly, the company already has a lot of responsibilities on your application. Expenses for the processing of your documents, your flight ticket, transportation from the airport to the facility where you will be staying during your one month of training and so many others.<br><br>Lastly, as a test factor.This is your only responsibility that has been assigned to you and it will serve as a sign of your willingness and acceptance to work with Magil Construction Group Co Ltd . If you are not willing to perform this responsibility, inform the company early enough so that we will give this vacancy to another job applicant who is willing and ready for it. As an employee of this reputable company we expect you to be conscious of your responsibilities! The company will eventually offer you free accommodation in the company residential area after one month of work<br><br>5-. Please explain to me better the proof of the accommodation document.<br> <br>The proof of accommodation is a prerequisite for your residence permit. The proof of accommodation document must be presented to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development for the issue of a residence permit. The proof of accommodation can be obtained from any state recognized lodging facility (Hotel, Motel, Guest-House,) after booking and paying for a place to stay in their facility, the facility will issue you the proof of accommodation document, which you will send to the company for proceeding.<br><br>6-. If I have to travel with my family of 4 persons, does the company provide accommodation suitable enough to contain us' What are the services provided in the company residential houses'<br><br>The company residential area has houses of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms suitable to host large families. The company also makes provision for heating, laundry, garbage, transportation and lots more to ensure maximum comfort of the employee.<br><br>7-.I am not familiar with the country Cameroon. Kindly recommend to me a suitable lodging facility and give me directions on how to make a reservation to obtain the proof of accommodation.<br><br>For all incoming employees, we recommend, BelaVargas Resort Hotel Hotel Douala Specifically the branch located at the job site in Douala . They are the closest lodging facility to the job site, and they have numerous advantages suitable for employees of all cultures. Their conditions for accommodation are relatively encouraging. Contact them, and make reservations (booking and paying) for your 1 month accommodation. When you have booked and paid for your accommodation in their facility, they will issue you a Legal proof of accommodation document, which you will send to us, for the processing of your Residence Permit and VISA . Their address is stated below<br><br>For your housing, kindly contact BELA VARGAS RESORT HOTEL DOUALA using their address below<br><br>Name of lodging facility: BELA VARGAS RESORT HOTEL DOUALA<br>Address/Location: Cite de palmier Douala,Cameroon<br>Phone Number: +237 6 80 45 71 25<br>Email address: belavargsresort@protonmail.com<br><br>All newly recruited employees of MAGIL currently lodge in BelaVargas Resort Hotel Douala, and you will join your co-workers when you arrive. The company buses have been instructed to transport you from BelaVargas Resort Hotel Hotel Douala to the job site, and back to the Hotel after work so that you do not spend extra for transportation. This also saves time and avoids lateness to work.<br><br>Note: There is no legal document associated with booking.com. The Company and the State do not accept booking.com reservations. Do not send us any document obtained from booking.com<br><br>8-.My English Language power is not very strong, that is less than 60%.Will this be a problem for communication at the job site'<br><br>Definitely not. Construction is a discipline and like every other discipline, it has its own language. What is important is that you perform your assigned tasks appropriately and professionally. Secondly, as an employee the company encourages you to be flexible and use this opportunity to perfect your language skills in both English and French as Cameroon is a bilingual country.<br>If you have any other worries, do not hesitate to ask. Our dedicated team is available to provide you with clarification and necessary information. We wish you the best while looking forward to welcoming you into our working regime. do our best to make your arrival quicker.<br><br><br><br><br>Magil Construction Company LTD<br>International<br>Amenity Building<br>Carrefour Hydrocarbures<br>Bonapriso, Douala<br>Cameroun<br>Tel: +(237) 6 705 42657<br>Email: hr.international.magil.com@gmail.com<br>website: <a rel=ugc href="https://www.magil.com">www.magil.com</a><br><br><br><br>On investigation of this job offer and the hotel in question. All hands point to a well concorted scam.<br><br>My pity lies with the many desperate jobseekers that will fall for it.<br><br>This is just a heads-up, in case you know anyone that is facing such offer. <br>These are the red flags:<br>i) Click on the company's website and you will discover that the address is <b>not secure</b>. Add &quot;<a rel=ugc href="https://&quot;">https://&quot;</a> in front of the given website to reach the secured site, instead they used *http://*<br>ii) The given email address is a free email address like <b>Gmail or Yahoo</b> but not a *example@magil.com* address.<br>iii) The given contact telephone number is different from the one on the secured company's website.<br>iv) When Bela Vargas sent me the payment details to pay for my accommodation, it was to a private Western Union Account, instead of a Bela Vargas Resort and Hotel Account.<br><br>They use other companies too, to defraud, so don't narrow your searchlight on Magil Construction Limited alone.<br><br>*PLEASE BEWARE OF THESE JOB SCAMMERS!*<br><br>Thanks
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