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Old 16th Oct 2011, 03:17   #1 (permalink)
 
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Wizz Air FA Scam

Hello all

Recently I got an email asking to work for Wizz Air UK. I filled up a lot of questionnaire and the guys at the other end were very professional and I got my appointment letter today but it seems too good to be true.

I am attaching the link for the download.
2shared - download Nikhil Mathew________________APPOINTMENT LETTER FROM WIZZ AIRLINE UK.pdf

Please have a look and share your thoughts.

The only wonder bit for me is the 5680GBP salary every month for a flight attendant.
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Old 16th Oct 2011, 05:47   #2 (permalink)
 
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It must be one of the funniest Nigerian scams around. There is no company called "Wizz Airline"...among other problems... Imagine Ryanair paying for food, travel expenses and accommodation + 5000 GBP per month. They would have hard time finding pilots, as everybody would want to be CCs.
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Old 16th Oct 2011, 06:04   #3 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for making my day! What a laugh! There are so many signs in that document that it's a Nigerian scam.

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it seems too good to be true.
then hopefully you've woken up and smelt the coffee.

They've been busy boys too as those numbers are used in various scams, still it will be good to know that you can use the same 'lawyers' to get a job, a loan, legal advice, fake passports ....




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Old 16th Oct 2011, 12:11   #4 (permalink)
 
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The first indication that its a scam is the name itself

Its supposed to be Wizz Air whereas in the contract its given Wizz Airline UK

Second of all Wizz Air headquarters are not in the UK . I believe its supposed to be in Hungary
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Old 18th Oct 2011, 11:50   #5 (permalink)
 
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Scam

This is not a scam, I applied and now earn 5321 per month.

Send me a postal order for 300 and i will tell you how to get a job
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Old 18th Oct 2011, 17:19   #6 (permalink)
 
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This Is a scam

I'm just going to point out a few errors

1,WIZZ AIRLINE UK Does not exist.

2, Wizz air is a Hungarian airline.

3, 4.0 ENTITLEMENTS:
All salary and expense figures shall be in Pounds (GBP), Sterling or Euros equivalent depending on
employee home country and salary preference, (except where employee prefers currency on his/her
local/home currency)
If only!

4,5.1 ACCOMODATION:
Accommodations will be provided for employee. Accommodation shall be of international standard same as
accommodates WIZZ AIRLINE expatriate senior and management staff. Employer shall also pay for and
provide complete meals for employee / (Family) as deem appropriate for period of contract.

Again if only,

Sometimes you have to open your eyes and think to yourself, Does this seem to good to be true!
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Old 18th Oct 2011, 17:43   #7 (permalink)
 
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Did anyone else actually open the document?

It night as well have had

S C A M


stamped on each page.

Behind the scenes ...... something is being done.

Apparently 'fake lawyer' involved in this scam.


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Old 23rd Oct 2011, 08:42   #8 (permalink)
 
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Other clues:

The email is hosted in ".cc" - the Cocos islands.

The phone numbers are UK mobiles.

"lawyer.com" is a free email address hosted by Mail.com.

This is almost certainly an attempt at either Identity theft or Advance fee fraud.

With the former they will extract your bank details and personal information from you (so they can "pay" you!) and then use the information to raid your bank accounts and get other forms of credit in your name.

With the latter they will ask you for a "processing" fee of an indeterminate amount (could be 100s or 1000s, depends how desperate you sound).

Either way, bin it!

I've forwarded the letter to mail.com and asked them to disable the account. It's a drop in the ocean, but the thought that it inconveniences the little s**t makes it worth it.



(Added - if you are looking for, or are offered a job, as a matter of rule DO NOT SEND MONEY! And do not send ANY personal information until you have verified that the company is legitimate!)
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Old 23rd Oct 2011, 08:50   #9 (permalink)
 
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I've forwarded the letter to mail.com and asked them to disable the account.
I did that a few days ago. They used to be very good at closing down accounts but I've had no feedback and the account still appears to be live, as emails to it don't bounce. Behind the scenes, I've done quite a bit more which I won't publish here (PM me if you want to know) , but let's just say that these people will be having some problems with continuing to try to scam people with this particular scam. Of course they will just set up again and carry on but it does make life awkward for them and if it only saves one person then it's served a purpose.
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Old 23rd Oct 2011, 10:24   #10 (permalink)
 
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I did that a few days ago. They used to be very good at closing down accounts but I've had no feedback and the account still appears to be live, as emails to it don't bounce. Behind the scenes, I've done quite a bit more which I won't publish here (PM me if you want to know) , but let's just say that these people will be having some problems with continuing to try to scam people with this particular scam. Of course they will just set up again and carry on but it does make life awkward for them and if it only saves one person then it's served a purpose.
I've had to protect the staff in my company, many of whom are expatriate workers, more times than I can shake a stick at from sending off a "processing" fee to a company that's guaranteed them a lucrative job.

I've even contacted the Met to ask for advice, and basically they say that they are so swamped with the ****ing things that they won't even look at it if it's less than a certain amount (5 or 10 grand) in losses.

Sad really - the simple solution would be to just cut Nigeria off from the Internet, they are without a doubt the source of most of these scams.

But the other solution is to educate stupid people in the old internet (and life!) adage: If it looks to good to be true, then it almost certainly is!
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Old 23rd Oct 2011, 10:32   #11 (permalink)
 
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the simple solution would be to just cut Nigeria off from the Internet, they are without a doubt the source of most of these scams.
That is true, but it is truer to say that Nigerians, rather than Nigeria, are the source of most of these scams. Many of them are outside Nigeria and seem to operate with impunity despite occasional crackdowns. Nor do Nigerians have an exclusivity on this type of crime.

Cutting Nigeria off from the internet would penalise the huge majority of Nigerians who are decent honest people. It is sad that the actions of a criminal minority, which admittedly is a lot of people, have blackened (oops!) the name of that country.

Educating people is the only realistic solution.
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Old 24th Oct 2011, 11:13   #12 (permalink)
 
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Cutting Nigeria off from the internet would penalise the huge majority of Nigerians who are decent honest people. It is sad that the actions of a criminal minority, which admittedly is a lot of people, have blackened (oops!) the name of that country.
But it would probably force the perpetually corrupt government of that nation to do something about it.
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Old 7th Nov 2011, 16:27   #13 (permalink)
 
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See BA is about to start cutting the umbilicus between Lagos and the Nigerian Capital Airport, Heathrow soon enough...
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 04:36   #14 (permalink)
 
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There are people out there who make it their lifes work to disrupt these scammers. I've spent a good few hours myself reading some of these "disruptions" where the "good guy" actually manages to get money from the scammers!

Welcome to 419Eater
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Old 16th Nov 2011, 13:18   #15 (permalink)
 
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Another sure sign it's a scam is the requirement for you to obtain an "Expatriate Oath of Allegiance Certificate" (or some similar bit of paper you've never heard of). You can be sure they will offer to help you obtain that and where to send the fee..

In fact these scammers helpfully tell you that you can get one from "ZA Law Associates". Google found this reference..

www.scamwarners.com • View topic - ZA Law Associates; Gill Law Consultants. Fake law firms

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ZA Law Associates; Gill Law Consultants. Fake law firms
by falnsb on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:01 am

I believe that this company: ZA Law Associates, 33A Selborne Road, Ilford, Essex, London IG1 3AH is operating, or involved in, various scams offering bogus employment and immigration services.

The 'fax' number +44 (0) 75659 11657 is listed under various different scams on sites such as Scamwarners and is associated with a number of other apparently fake law companies including this one : Gill Law Consultants, 98 Woodgreen Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 9UE, United Kingdom.
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