Friday, October 2, 2009

Employment Scam - - Onex Career Opportunities: Provisional Offer Of Employment

Today I want to share a real employment scam that happened to none other than me. Yes, I was almost cheated in the hands of scammers. The plan of scammers was so complete that I couldn't understand until the last moment. The sereis of mails, I'll share with you, will tell you the proceedings and result of this scam.

Let's see the mail; I received from the scammers using the name of "Onex Corporation, Canada".


Dear Shahid M. Butt

Since 1984, Onex has acquired and built great businesses as a private equity investor. More recently, we have leveraged our investing expertise to build an asset management business. Onex currently manages over US$7 billion of third-party capital through its Onex Partners and ONCAP fund families and is focused on growing its real estate and credit securities platforms.

A smart and flexible workforce is needed to make the most of these dynamics and to develop it.

To confront these recent expansion in investments,we are recruiting applicants under our Onex Expansion Program (EP) to compliment the demand in our domestic and international increasing investments.

Following the favorable evaluation of your resume by our Human Resource Team we have earlier submitted an offer notice to our accredited placement company
Global Recruiters of Calgary who submitted your resume to us in regards.In accordance,w
e herewith notify you that we have provisionally offered you the position of: Accounting Supervisor
You are required to complete the attached form. To increase your chances, you are free to apply for one additional job opening as indicated in the attached career details PAGES 13-20.

Upon our receipt and successful review of your completed forms we shall advise you further and proceed with the offer of employment.

Thanks for your kind attention as you explore our opportunities and attach back the completed forms only if you are an achiever and want to join a company that is always looking ahead at new opportunities and to its people to lead the way.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew P. Lapham
Director, Evaluation and Recruitment
Onex Corporation
161 Bay Street,
P.O. Box 700
Toronto, ON M5J 2S1

Toll free: 1 877 293 8718
Telephone 1 416 800 1216

Employment Application Form Received as attachment with the above mail:


Onex Corporation

Onex Corporation




Personal Information

Position Applied for

How did you come to know about this position?


Full Address Zip

Full Mailing Address

Home Phone Mobile Other Phone

Email Address: Social Security Number:

Passport Number (for Applicants outside Canada): ­


Date of Birth:

Marital Status:

Nos. of Dependants (if any): ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Will your dependants accompany you? : ­ [ ] Yes [ ] No [ ] Later

If later when:

On what date [Notice period] would you be available for work? Desired Wage/Salary $

Are you a Canadian citizen, or are you otherwise authorized to work in
Canada without any restriction?

[ ] Yes [ ] No

If No, do you need and request for a visa and work permit? [ ] Yes [ ] No

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
[ ] Yes [ ] No

If yes, please describe circumstances

Have you ever been involuntarily terminated or asked to resign from any position of employment?

[ ] Yes [ ] No

If yes, please describe circumstances:

Do you consider yourself to have a disability? [ ] Yes [ ] No

If yes, what is your condition?

If selected for employment, are you willing to abide by the Laws of Canada and the Company’s Regulations?

[ ] Yes [ ] No


Educational Qualification

School Name


Years Attended

Degree Received


Other training, certifications, or licenses held:

List other information pertinent to your experiences of the position you are seeking:

Employment Information

(Most Recent First.)

1. Employer Job Title

Dates Employed Prior Position Held within Company (if any):

Address City State Zip

Phone Job Title Supervisor

Starting Salary Ending Salary

Duties Performed

Reason for Leaving

2. Employer Job Title

Dates Employed Prior Position Held within Company (if any):

Address City State Zip

Phone Job Title Supervisor

Starting Salary Ending Salary

Duties Performed

Reason for Leaving

Job Interview Questions (Attempt ALL Questions)

*Please Note that this Interview Questions is part of your evaluation and consideration for the position applied for.*

What motivates you?

Tell me about yourself

Are you computer literate?

Have you ever been abroad?

Are you a leader or a follower?

What are your weaknesses and strength?

Tell me about a problem you have solved.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

Why have you taken the career path that you have?

Do you think you require training in management skills? Why?

How do you establish a working relationship with new people?

Do you prefer to manage yourself or let someone else do the managing?

What can we (the new company) offer that your previous company cannot offer?

Tell me why you want to work with a private equity investment firm and holding company

Is there an achievement of which you are particularly proud? What is it? Why is it significant?

Acknowledgement and Authorization

I certify that answers given herein are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for employment as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision.

This application for employment shall be considered active for a period of time not to exceed 45 days. Any applicant wishing to be considered for employment beyond this time period should inquire as to whether or not applications are being accepted at that time.

In the event of employment, I understand that false or misleading information given in my application

or interview(s) may result in discharge. I understand, also, that I am required to abide by all rules and regulations of the employer.

_________________________________________ ___________________

Signature of Applicant Date

Onex Corporation Onex Corporation

© Onex Corporation, 2009. All rights reserved.


You can see how detailed they have worked out the plan to fool me and many other like me. I'll Share the next communication with you in the next mail.

So last, but not the least advice, Be Ware! It's a Cyber World.

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