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This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.

2006-02-05

Job Scam: Omni Canadian

Well, this is obviously a scam, but it's not 100% clear whether it's plain advance fee fraud or a despicable plot to get people stuck on a ship without proper visas and whatnot, where they are obliged to work for pittance. Whatever -- just don't get involved with unsolicited bulk-mailed job ads like this: they're fishing for victims, not employees. I'll provide more information if I get any. Oh, and I should mention that if there is a real "Omni Canadian Hotels", then these fraudsters almost certainly have nothing to do with them. They're mailing from a free yahoo.ca account, after all.

Dear Sir/Madam Compliments of the day. I Rose C. B. Grand from
the Omni Canadian hotels kindly need your assistance to get some
persons to work in cruise ship and hotel
Canadian. We will help to bring you people
here In Canada hotel as a tourists by making
sure that all your visa processing is followed
up properly because of the new Immigration law.
The Canadian Government does not need more migrants
within a period that is why we have to assist in bringing
you people in as tourists.
If you will accept to work
with us at hotel Canada and cruise ship.
We will also help to process all your
document through the Ottawa Immigration
Bureau Canada. The Chief Immigration
Officer will send to you, all the
necessary documents that you all will
need to obtain visas immediately at the
Canadian Embassy/ Consulate in your home
country without any questions.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED?KINDLY CONTACT ME DIRECTLY VIA:r_ominihotelscanada@yahoo.ca </ym/Compose?To=r_ominihotelscanada@yahoo.ca
YOUR ENTRY TO CANADA.
THE HOTEL WILL PAY FOR YOUR FLIGHT
TICKETS AND WILL HELP TO SEE THAT YOUR
ENTRY VISA INTO CANADA IS ISSUED AT THE
IMMIGRATIONS DEPARTMENT.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD APPLY
WITH THEIR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT NUMBERS BY
FORWARDING US DIRECTLY BY EMAIL,
THE NAMES AND PASSPORT NUMBERS OF THE
INTERESTED APPLICANTS TO ENABLE US
FORWARD YOU AN APPLICATION FORM.
MS.ROSE C.B.GRAND,
CANADA HOTELS, WEST POINT H5R3 CA.
MONTREAL, CANADA.
TEL:+1 509-752-9208.
FAX:+1 509-752-9209.
EMAIL:info_omnihotel_canada@yahoo.ca

Update 2006-03-08 05:59: I've received a similar email, subject "THIS IS FROM CANADA HOTEL", with contact address "cana_ominihotel@yahoo.ca". I now suspect this is Advance Fee Fraud: an attempt to con you into paying for a bunch of fake visas and other permits on the pretext that you need them to get a job.

2 comments:

Jaguwar said...

Well, there certainly are Omni Hotels, they operate throughout North America, both in Canada and the U.S. This gives this kind of "job offer" an air of legitimacy that is, undoubtably, unwarranted.

You can find out more about the Omni Hotel chain at http://www.omnihotels.com/

Anonymous said...

I also received the message similiar with this omni (attached) :
HELLO DEAR
THE MANEGEMENTS AND THE STAFF OF HOTEL OMIN WISH TO INFORM YOU FOR A JOB VACANCY AT HOTEL CANADIAN FROM 20-1-2007 END IN 20-4-2007 READ CEREFULLY SO THAT YOU WILL UNDERSTAND.
NOW, THE HOTELS NEED A GROUP OF 20 MEN AND WOMAN WHO CAN WORK AND LIVE IN HOTELS IN CANADA AND U.S.A
THIS IS HOW THE WORK CAN BE AND ABOUT YOUR PAYMENT OF SALARY.

THIS IS THE TYPE OF WORK
A, WASHING CARS IN HOTEL. --- EVERY MONTH SALARY - 3000 US DOOLLARS
B, CLEANING THE HOTEL ROOMS.-- EVERY MONTH SALARY -3100 US DOLLARS
C, SALE IN THE BAR HOTEL.----------- EVERY MONTH SALARY -3800 US DOLLARS
D, OR MEN WHO WANT TO SEX WITH GRILS. --EVERY MONTH SALARY - 4500 US
E,ACCOUNTANT ..............................................EVERY MONTH SALARY - 7500USD
F, ASSISTANT MANAGER ...............................EVERY MONTH SALARY- 8000USD
G, AND QUALIFIED MEN AND WOMEN THAT HAVE GOOD TRINING IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT ...............................................EVERY MONTH SALARY- 6000USD
H, A QUALIFIED COMPUTER OPERATOR.........EVERY MONTH SALARY- 6500USD
I,PUBLIC RELATIONS................................ 6000 USD
J,MARKETING HOTELS & CATERING SERVICES..... 5000USD
K,HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT....5000USD
L,FOOD & BERERAGE MANAGEMENT............ 5500USD
M,FUNDAMENTALS OF THE HOTEL & CATERING INDUSTRY.. 5000 USD
N,HOUSEKEEPING & ACCOMONDATION STUDIES.....4500 USD
O,RESTAURANT SERVICES................................4500 USD
P,CULINARY THEORY.........................................4000USD
Q, PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS..............................5500USD
R, A COMPUTER EGENEER.................................6800 USD
S, A MEDICAL DOCTOR .......................................8500USD



NOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED?
YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH THIS OUR EMAIL ADDRESS
.
THESE ARE THE THINGS HOTEL NEED FROM U 'AND YOU HAVE TO APPLY WITH YOU INTERNATIONL PASSPORT NUMBER.
THANKS
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ,

FROM CHRISTANA ROSE GRAND,



SIGN. BY HOTEL CANADIAN

THIS IS CANADA HOTELS IN CANADA, THIS MY PHONE NUMBER YOU CAN CALL US ANY TIME FROM MORNING TO NIGHT, I1-806-359-6279, OR INTERNATIONAL DIAL 561-753-3993. CANADA.


SIGN. BY HOTEL CANADIAN .