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Employer claiming to be Westfield School

  • Eslbase
    Keymaster
    29 Apr 2010 at 18:51
    • Total posts: 66

    Adverts have recently been posted by someone claiming to represent Westfield School in Newcastle upon Tyne. This is the latest in the "poor wesbite imitation and dodgy domain name" category of scams (see here and here, for other examples).

    URGENT VACANCIES:

    West Field School is providing vacancies in the following post:
    Mathematics Teacher
    English Teacher
    Fine Arts Teacher
    Music Teacher
    Science Teacher
    Introduction Technology Teacher
    Home Economics Teacher

    And also
    Nurse
    Receptionist
    Gardener (Unskilled , no academic qualification required)
    Babysitter

    West Field School
    United Kingdom
    tel: 447045705156
    fax: 447045705252
    info.westfieldschool.uk.edu@gmail.com
    westfieldschool.page.tl

    Warning signs:

    1. A Google search for the phone number returns results of adverts selling mobile phones, among other things.
    2. The website is clearly a poor imitation of the genuine school’s website, http://www.westfield.newcastle.sch.uk
    3. The website has a .tl extension – why does a school in the UK have a website with an East Timor extension?
    4. The email address is a free account, rather than matching the school’s domain

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