I have recently applied for a position advertised with the hotel group,Macdonald Burlington in Bangkok.
The advert has links to the official and genuine hotel but when I started asking questions via email I got a response from an email address that did not look, how can I put it,..official =
I have recently contacted the official hotel and this is their response –
Thank you for your email below. Please be advised this is NOT a genuine offer from Macdonald Hotels and the email is a scam, we would advise not to forward any personal details/reply to the email.
Once again thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.
At present I have given my name and date of birth,they are on my CV, I am guessing this scam involved them asking for my bank details next and anything else that relates to myself.
This is a UK email address so please take note that there is no recruitment drive in Thailand for the Macdonald burlington hotel,and especially not from this email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Email from them –
Our Ref: MBH-HR-REC/UK/C7-2012
Following the recent recruitment exercise of expatriates staff personnel by Macdonald Burlington Hotel. The screening and scrutiny of your Resume/Curriculum Vitae which you submitted to us through our Recruitment Consultant (Human Edge Limited) with other verification procedures carried out. The Human Resources Department of Macdonald Burlington Hotel has been able to resolve the status of your application.
After close examination of your Resume/Curriculum Vitae with reference to your work experience, the Management of the Macdonald Burlington Hotel are considering having you as one of our members of staff. Attached to this email is our Assessment Form. We will like you to carefully go through this form and provide us with the answers to each of the questions stated therein to the best of your knowledge. On receipt of your completed Assessment Form, we will provide you with more information as regards your job application.
The recruitment company pretending to recruit for this hotel is –
They are Nigerian,do I need to say anymore ?
Please spread the word,I know a lot of people who are looking for work to stay in Bangkok so I am sure when people are sending out a dozen CV’s a day it’s easy to not look at the fine print.