Peace-alliance tours and travels / job offer scam
It was a very well organized scam conducted by a group of some highly professional people in cyber crime.
They put a job opening on one of the recognized UK job portal “XING” from the very big oil and gas multi national company "TOTAL" on the name of "Mr. Philip Jordan" who is officially the head of careers and recruitment department of the company.
They reply through an email id which is "Human Resource Department, Total UK" Carrieer.email@example.com. (contact no.- +[protected]) They asked me first to fill an application form and send the scan copy. Then they asked to fill a form that they call as “Improvised Tentative Interview” form that is written format of interview. All these forms look very official with company monogram on it and very relevant questions.
After all this they finally gave me a job offer whose documents again look complete official. In that and in previous mail they said that even after having job offer you have to come to London for a face to face oral interview to check the validity of candidate. In this the applicant have to pay 33% of the expenses as part of showing commitment to join the company that will be reimbursed as soon as I reach London. They referred me to a travelling agency Peace alliance tours and travels with website www.peace-alliance.com and talk to “Mr. Raymond” (contact no.- +[protected]) to arrange all travelling requirements. There they have taken 1489 pounds (33% amount) and other scanned documents.
After that they asked me to fill an “Anti terrorist application form” for which I have to submit 4000 pounds which is also refundable when I reach London. There I realized that I am in scam. They were still in conversation with me both on mail and contact nos. and assuring me the things will be fine. After my lot of suspicion they put a different story and assuring me that people dealing with me on travelling agency were fraud and so called “Mr. Philip Jordan” will now try catch hold of them and situation is under control. Somehow I was then able to find official contact nos. of company and after contacting them got confirmed of being in scam but I have lost around 1500 pounds in all this.
I have all the documents, mails, contact nos., names that they used and will produce as per requirement in the investigation.
This was a very planned scam executed by some professional scammers and things are done so fast and professionally that it was difficult to catch them initially and you just give benefit of doubt to them with such a lucrative offer and professional way of dealing and all relevant documents.