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Bogus Offers of Employment - F.S.C Public Warnings

This notice is issued by the Financial Supervision Commission (“the Commission”) in accordance with the powers conferred upon it under Section 30 of the Financial Services Act 2008.

Bogus Offers of Employment
Noble’s Hospital
Wilson LeFay
Catherine Ermon
Philip Conway Thomas

The Commission has recently become aware of email correspondence received by members of the public which makes reference to an offer of employment at Noble’s Hospital, Braddan, Isle of Man. The correspondence which is completely bogus has been signed by a Mr Wilson LeFay purporting to represent the hospital’s Human Resources Department and Catherine Ermon, purported Chief Executive.

There is a genuine Noble’s Hospital situated in the Isle of Man. The aforementioned Wilson Frey and Catherine Ermon are not members of staff or connected in any way to the genuine Noble’s Hospital. The genuine Noble’s Hospital is not associated in any way with these bogus offers of employment.

Within the received correspondence, mention is made of the requirement to obtain an International Works Certificate & Registration Card. This card would be obtained through the services of Philip Conway Thomas, a senior advocate purportedly working at Main Office, Finch Road, Douglas, Isle of Man. There is no practicing advocate in the Isle of Man by this name.

There was formerly a genuine business by the name of Philip Conway Thomas using a similar address but those associated with the genuine Philip Conway Thomas are in no way linked to the bogus job opportunity.

The registration card mentioned within the correspondence would have to be purchased at the expense of the proposed job applicant, money that would likely never be reimbursed.

Under the circumstances the Financial Supervision Commission feels that this email correspondence is being issued to tempt the recipient into becoming the victim of an Advance Fee Fraud – see explanatory notice issued by the Commission at:

http://www.fsc.gov.im/ViewNews.gov?menuid=10222&page=lib/news/fsc/westafricanfraud.xml

OR

Is an attempt at gaining personal data from the recipient in order to steal their identity – see explanatory notice issued by the Commission at:

http://www.fsc.gov.im/ViewNews.gov?menuid=10222&page=lib/news/fsc/identitytheft.xml

Also see information issued by the Isle of Man Office of the Data Protection Supervisor at:

http://www.gov.im/lib/news/odps/yourinformationy.xml

Under the circumstances the Commission would encourage people receiving email correspondence matching the above description to refrain from responding to it in any way. Any persons who are already involved in any dealings resulting from the aforementioned email correspondence and who have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689000 or by email to [email protected].

Any persons who have paid out funds in relation to the aforementioned correspondence or who have provided personal financial details in relation to the aforementioned correspondence should consider contacting their local police fraud unit without delay.

FSC reference: NR/03/2012

2nd February 2012

Financial Supervision Commission
Address:
P.O. Box 58
Finch Hill House
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
Post Code: IM99 1DT
Telephone:01624 689300
Fax:01624 689399
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