Saturday, August 29, 2009

Employment Scam Using the Name of Marks and Spencer

First of all, I'll share my own experiences when I was a targeted victim for the "Bad Boys" of cyber world. Many of you guys may have received such mails and communications. I want to share all this stuff; so that no body would be cheated by these "Bad Boys".

The following mail I received, early this year, when I was trying to switch my job and put my CV on different job searching websites. Mail contents are copied here as it is:


JOB REF: MSUK/Col/034AB297


1. Customer Assistants- General Roles
Customer Assistants- Warehouse Roles
Customer Assistants- Visual Merchandising
2. Section management
3. Store Management roles
4. Head Office Roles
5. Shared Services
6. Graduate Recruitment
7. Trainee Management Scheme
8. Business placements
9 BP Connect Simply Foods
10. Accountant.
11. Electrical Engineer
12. Mechanical Engineer
13. Warehouse Manager
14. Store keeper
15. Business Development Manager
16. Analyst
17. Truck Drivers
18. Software Development Engineer/Software Engineer
19. IT Supervisor
20. Front Desk Officer
21. Marking/Sales Manager
22. Models (Both Male/Female)
23. All Type of Tailors are also needed urgently.
24. Sales manager,Sales Executives

This is to inform all Interested Expatriates that MARKS AND SPENCER PLC is in need of expatriates that

can work in various field, and we've gone through your CV/Resume together with your qualification

through our Job Provider, so all interested candidate should answer the ONLINE INTERVIEW below and

send it with an application / Cover letter together with him/her CV/Resume and send it to through

email Attachment: Email: (

1. Briefly describe your ideal job?
2. Why did you choose this career?
3. What goals do you have in your career?
4. How do you plan to achieve these goals?
5. Can you work well under deadlines or pressure?
6. Tell us about a time when you failed to meet a deadline. What were the Repercussions?
7. Do you have reference list ?
8. Why do you want to work here?
9. Why should we hire you over the others waiting to be interviewed?
10. What is your Current Monthly Salary Package?
11. How soon can you travel down to start your new Job?
12. What three Specific Job Positions do you target from MARKS AND SPENCER PLCS (UK)?

13. Give us full details on the Following;
(A.) Full Name
(B.) Permanent Mailing address
(C.) Current Mailing Address
(D.) Tel/Mobile Number(s)
14. What is your Country of Nationality? Is it different from your Present Location? If yes please

state your Current resident Country.
15. What are your Future Plans for MARKS AND SPENCER PLC (UK), if Permanently Employed?

REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are to possess all of the following:

(1) Should possess at least a diploma in any of the stated fields or Must have obtained tutorials on

the above said in any institution or center of training.

(2)Must be computer literate

(3)Must have at least six (6) months experience in the above said profession or that which is related

to the profession.

BENEFITS/PERKS: All applicants that have qualified or viewed successful to take up the job based on

the scrutiny of their Curriculum Vitae would enjoy and share in the following benefits:

(1)He /she would be paid an attractive salary ranging from GBP 4,500 - 15,000 per month after tax

deductions depending on his/her qualifications

(2)The job offered would be a family status one and as such would be entitled and privileged to come

with his family.
(3)Free medical care and free family accommodation fully furnished.

4) Educational assistance based on family status employment OTHER EPHEMERALS

Contract Period/duration: This is a 18 month contract but subject to renewal
based on the services of the employee

Location: London (UK) .
Accommodation: Marks & Spencer Housing Estate

Please Note Behind: Entry of application close as soon as possible since the date of job commencement

for successful candidates will start soon. Due to
this impending urgency, no interview shall be conducted and we regret that only candidates who are

short-listed will be contacted.

Contact: Dr Richard Henry
Phone: +44-703194-9654

Keeping in mind the scenario; I briefed before, just suggest me whats hould i do that time when I received that mail. I will tell you in the next article what I did actually and what was the outcome of my response. Your precious comments and continuous interaction will make me feel positive that I'm heading towards the goal of my Blogging Efforts i.e. Be Ware! It's a Cyber World.

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