Adverts have recently been posted on various sites by a scammer claiming to represent Ombrosa International School in France.
Ombrosa is a reputable school (http://www.ombrosa.com), and the scammer is using their name to extract money from teachers, using a double ‘s’ in all email addresses.
Here’s the "contract" letter:
This is to inform you that you have been finally selected to work with us.Our recruitment/employment procedure this year does not require a phone interview.That is why we selected only the candidates with the best qualifications.
A detailed work contract is attached to this email.Fill your name and other necessary information carefully and sign at the space provided below.Please attach and return the signed contractt to this email address.At no.4 of employee’s personal information,you will see CONTRACT PERIOD,just fill 11th January 2010 to 10TH January 2011.
As stated in the Contract,you are advised to send the necessary payments to our international office in Spain.The payment should be sent through western union money transfer.
Receiver’s name: ANDREW PHILIP
Ombrossa International Bureau
Apartado 12,Torremolinos,Malaga, Spain
Please send the transfer details to: email@example.com
As soon as our office in Spain confirms your payment,we shall reserve your accomodation and commence the processing of your travelling and working documents.Only non EU’s are advised to send both the accomodation reservation fee and the visa processing fee.EU’s are expected to send only the accomodation reservation fee.
NB: The email with the double ‘s’ is our new webmail.
1. “Our recruitment/employment procedure this year does not require a phone interview”
Be very wary of employers willing to offer you a job without an interview.
2. “You are advised to send the necessary payments to our international office in Spain”
As soon as you see this kind of request, don’t go any further.
3. “NB: The email with the double ‘s’ is our new webmail.”
Have a look at ombrossa.com, and then compare to ombrosa.com (with one ‘s’). It should be clear which one is the genuine school.
22 April, 2010 at 5:30
Total posts: 2
Reply To: Ombrossa International School, France
This seems to be the exact same scam I was recently involved with but called a different schoolused a different but real school name. The emails seem to be the exact same.
Check out my blog post for more details. http://jellams.blogspot.com/search/labe … offmann%27
The school name was ‘Colegio Aleman Juan Hoffmann’.