Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#217665 by TheMauro Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:46 am
I need help guys
I received this e-mail after replying to a job offer on an italian web site (but i've noticed that this job offer is even on british web sites).
They have also attached a pdf document called ''Interview Form''; I've played along with them via e-mail, and they sent me some documents in which there were the logos of the Britannia Hotel's firm in the background. My salary was around 21k £ per year, but isn't this odd, considering that i'm from Italy (and no UK) at my first experience? Without any 'real' interviews?
Plus, they offered me the accommodation in the hotel and then i needed to deposit around £600 via MoneyGram for the security deposit for the accommodation :laugh-s:
The email is: [email protected]
It may seems a not-fake email address, but their number starts with +4470, and i've heard these numbers are a potential fraud used by nigerian etc.

Thanks to every who can help me :wink: I'm here for further information.
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#217696 by Michael Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:49 pm
Hello TheMauro, welcome to scamwarners.

I'm happy to read you saw the signs of a scam, and thanks for posting your story. Could you please post all emails you received from the scammer, along with a set of headers? The headers are important to us, as they contain the evidence we need to get the domain britanniahotelsuk.co.uk closed down. It is a fake email domain the scammers have set up to appear more credible which we would like to see closed down.

You are 100% correct about the +4470 telephone number as well, anyone using such a number while claiming to be in the UK is deceiving you. Please post the complete telephone number, the more information we have on the scammer the better. Thanks!

If you haven't done so already, stop all contact with the scammer. Just stop replying, don't let him know you realised he's a scammer, don't tell him you posted his details on this forum.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

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#217757 by TheMauro Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:59 am
Thank you Michael! This is the header of the 1st e-mail he sent to me. I'm sorry if it is too long, but it's the first time i 'decipher' an header :roll:
However, i've attached here the header and an e-mail they sent to me about the deposit money procedure via MoneyGram (therefore they wrote me a name, and it doesn't sound british) :)
As you can see, you can also find the IP code and their phone number. Thank you and sorry if it's too long.

Received: from webmail.britanniahotelsuk.co.uk (unknown [208.91.199.203])
(Authenticated sender: [email protected])
by us2.outbound.mailhostbox.com (Postfix) with ESMTPA id A6B341E98892
for <Removed (BW)>; Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:00:48 +0000 (GMT)
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:00:48 +0000
From: Britannia Hotels <[email protected]>
To: Removed (BW)
Subject: INTERVIEW FORM
Organization: Britannia Hotels
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
X-Sender: [email protected]
User-Agent: Webmail Services/0.4
X-CTCH-RefID: wb
X-CTCH-VOD: Unknown
X-CTCH-Spam: Unknown
X-CTCH-Score: 0.000
X-CTCH-Rules: WHITE_FROM_RCVD
X-CTCH-Flags: 0
X-CTCH-ScoreCust: 0.000
X-CTCH-SenderID: [email protected]
X-CTCH-SenderID-TotalMessages: 1
X-CTCH-SenderID-TotalSpam: 0
X-CTCH-SenderID-TotalSuspected: 0
X-CTCH-SenderID-TotalBulk: 0
X-CTCH-SenderID-TotalConfirmed: 0
X-CTCH-SenderID-TotalRecipients: 0
X-CTCH-SenderID-TotalVirus: 0
X-CTCH-SenderID-BlueWhiteFlag: 0
X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang 2.72 on 172.16.214.8
Return-Path: [email protected]
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 31 Jul 2014 23:00:46.0864 (UTC) FILETIME=[43B03900:01CFAD13]


Human Resources Department
Halecroft, 253 Hale Road,
Hale, Altrincham,
Cheshire, WA15 8RE
United Kingdom

We want to inform you that the Britannia Hotel Housing Scheme have
started
with the processing and allocation exercise of your accommodation. You
will
be allocated your preferred choice of accommodation (One Bedrooms Flat)
here at the Britannia Hotel Staff Quarters. Note that your rents will
be
paid on arrival by you, but you will have to make payment for your
rental
fee which include your registration fee and security deposits ASAP as
management wants accommodation allocation and registration to be
completed
before your travelling documents are approved. Please kindly proceed
with
rental payment immediately as time is of the essence.

ALLOCATED ACCOMMODATION

ONE (1) BEDROOM FLAT - £270 GBP PCM {Per Calender Month}1 Bedroom,
Modern
Fitted Kitchen, Dining Room, Tiled Bathroom, Electric Shower

In lieu of the above, you are hereby advised to proceed with the
payment
of £660.00GBP only for your Security Deposit, Registration and
Processing
Fee of your accommodation.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTION FOR RENT AND ACCOMMODATION PROCESSING FEE

You are required to make the payment of the total sum of £660.00GBP for
your Security Deposit, Registration and Processing Fee of your
accommodation. Payment should be made immediately via Money Gram
Transfer in favour of the Britannia Hotel Housing Scheme Accountant,
Mr.
Andoni Daniil with the information below (Accountant name and Address
of
the Hotel):

Accountant: Mr. Daniil Andoni
Address: Halecroft, 253 Hale Road,Hale,Altrincham,Cheshire,WA15 8RE
United
Kingdom

After payment has been made via Money Gram Transfer in favour of the
Britannia Hotel Housing Scheme Accountant you are required to
immediately
send the scanned copy of payment receipt for confirmation and immediate
remittance to the Britannia Hotel Housing Scheme. As soon as we receive
the
scanned copy of payment receipt of £660.00GBP for your Security
Deposit,
Registration and Processing Fee of your accommodation, the Britannia
Hotel
Housing Scheme shall immediately issue a Certificate of Occupancy in
your
favour and endorse the Tenancy Agreement. The hard copies of your
Certificate of Occupancy and Tenancy Agreement will be sent to you via
courier services along with your your Hard Copies of contract, Flight
Ticket, bank documents, other supportive documents and approved
immigration
documents as soon as they are approved to an address you shall provide
for
us as soon as all recruitment proceedings are completed. When replying
also
tell us the most convenient date for your travel between now and your
date
of resumption and the most convenient airport for you in your country
so
that your flight can be booked. Note that all charges including Water,
electricity and gas charges will be handled by management. For further
inquiries please call {+447024063695} or send an email to
{[email protected] [1]}. We anticipate your swift
response
so
this process and all other recruitment proceedings can be completed
before
travelling documents are approved.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards
Human Resources Department
Britannia Hotel
+447024063695
#217768 by vonpaso xlura Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:56 am
"Daniil" is a Russian form of "Daniel", but the family name I don't recognize. However, the writer treats the name as a West African does and writes like a West African.

The email-only domain is in the process of being reported for fraud.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#217769 by Michael Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:17 am
That is exactly what we needed, thank you very much! The email domain will be shut down in just a few hours. Thanks for posting the info!

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#217770 by TheMauro Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:34 am
Thanks for your participation, vonpaso.
In another e-mail, ''Belu Valentine'' (or something like that) was indicated to be my landlord, but damn, all these names do not sound british! weird 8)

Oh and i've just used 3 different IP locator web-sites, and its IP address is from British Virgin Island :yikes:


Good job guys!

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