Do not get taken in by unsolicited email messages sent to you like the one below. The Canadian hotel (Ritz Holiday Inn Hotel) does not exist, and if it did, the hotel certainly would have its own domain and would not be using a Yahoo email account. The spelling and grammar are atrocious. It appears that the con-artist added quite a bit of gibberish to confuse the reader. The email message is so confusing that we do not believe that the con-artist knows what he is doing; in fact, we think he is illiterate, and sloppily cut and paste information together from various websites and then attempted to edit it. Perhaps next time he will at least use a spell check program. Nigerian 419 scammers are more illiterate than the typical eBay Romanian gypsy scammers, so we think this con-artist is somewhere in Africa.
Although the positions are located in Canada, salaries are quoted and to be paid in US dollars, payroll taxes are in Canadian dollars, and holidays in the United Kingdom are observed (there is even some mention about Iraq that we cannot make heads or tails out of). Possibly, the scammer thinks that all currency in North America is the same. Also, all of the positions are on a Monday through Friday schedule. Have you ever heard of a hotel that was closed on weekends? The hotel and the jobs do not exist.
We did a Google search for the hotel address stated in the email message, and could not find that location in Montreal, Canada. However, we did find a Holiday Inn located at the same street address at 4 Sipson Road at Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom. The well-known first class Ritz hotels have not merged with the moderately priced Holiday Inn hotels, they are separate corporations and they do not have an alliance.
If you read closely, this is an identity theft scam as the con-artist is requesting that applicants provide their passport information along with their resumes. If you were to send a copy of your passport, you would be subject to identity theft. Scammers can easily obtain false birth certificates to obtain duplicate passports, and then will open up bank accounts and obtain credit cards, etc., with your name on them and eventually ruin your credit and subject you to collections for debts that you did not incur. DO NOT give your personal information to strangers.
A Google search brought us to the Quicktopic message board, in which many people describe receiving the same, or nearly the same, email. Apparently this email has been resurrected from another that was distributed in 2006. Employers do not send out blind email solicitations for employment, and they do not make employment offers without conducting interviews. We have found that there is, in fact, a fee requested for visa processing, however, when an employer relocates an employee, relocation expenses are traditionally paid by the employer. Even if an employee paid a fee to the employer, all hotels have credit card merchant accounts and process their own payments. They will never use an instant money transfer service such as Moneygram or Western Union. No one should ever send funds via an instant money transfer service to anyone they do not know.
This type of email has been floating around for quite a while, changing hotel names and being authored by various scam artists. We also discovered that much of the information has been plagiarized from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) website.
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 18:26:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: "RITZ HOLIDAY INN RITZ"
WELCOME TO RITZ HOLIDAY INN HOTEL
M4 Junction 4 Sipson Road,
THE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF RITZ HOLIDAY INN HOTEL MONTREAL,CANADA WISHES TO INFORM YOU ON JOB VACANCIES AT THE HOTEL FROM 15-04-2007 READ CAREFULLY FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING. THE HOTELS NEED MEN AND WOMEN WHO CAN WORK AND LIVE IN OUR HOTEL HERE IN CANADA.
Employment decisions are made solely on the basis of qualifications to perform the work for which you are applying. Qualifications include education, training, work experience and other factors which are relevant in determining job performance. Credentials and experience will be verified through schools, former associates and licensing/certification agencies, if applicable. Ritz hotel decision to hire and promote are made without regard to race, religion, colour sex, nationality, origin, age, disability, or any other classification as proscribed by federal, state or local law.
Would you like to be a part of the Ritz Hotels team? Experienced managerial candidates, as well as entry-level applicants, are invited to apply for positions in rooms operations, food and beverage, sales and marketing, finance, human resources, culinary arts, Director Of Catering and Conference Services, Guest Services Manager, Restaurant Manager, Engineers, Guest Ambassador, Guest Services Driver, Operator, Room Service Server, Director of Food & Beverages, Doormen, Housekeepers, Security Officers, Real sex workers, Concierge, Assistant Controller, Restaurant Manager, Banquet Cook, Banquet Steward, Cold Station Attendant, Convention Service Floor Supervisor, Bell Person, Clerk Attendant, Loss Prevention, Storeroom Manager, Various Restaurant Positions, Various Spa Positions, Ritz Holiday Inn,Express Meeting Sales Manager, Director of Rooms, Bartender/Pool Attendant, Assistant Executive Steward,Yoga doctors , Director of Purchasing, Soup Chef, Director Of Banquets, , Group reservation Coordinator, Leader in Development in F&B, Utility Steward, Front Desk Agent, Night Manager, Night Auditor, Leader In Development Rooms Division, Housekeeping Supervisor/Dispatcher, Busier, Valet - Parking Attendant, Steward Supervisor Salary very attractive, excluding family allowance, road allowance, medical allowance, housing allowance transport allowance, miscellaneous allowance etc
We implore the services of Doctors/Nurses in Ritz, holidayinn outfits also the services of engineers in our engineering department, electrical, mechanical, xerographic technicians, computer technicians, programmers, machine operators, Industrial engineering (IE) Chartered accountant etc. Depending on your area of specialization and technical known how!
IF ARE INTERESTED U CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN COME OVER TO CANADA. THE HOTEL WILL PAY FOR UR FLIGHT TICKET AND FEEDING, WHEN YOU START WORK THE HOTEL WILL DEDUCT IT GRADUALLY FROM YOUR SALARY . YOU SHOULD APPLY WITH YOUR CV/RESUME FOR EVALUATION.UPON VERIFICATION,IF YOU ARE SHORT LISTED,WE WILL SEND OUR EMPLOYMENT FORM TO YOU. NOTE,YOU SHOULD ALSO SEND YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT NUMBER WHILE SENDING YOUR APPLICATION
CSL SALARY & BENEFIT RITZ HOLIDAY INN HOTEL Salary & Benefit Summary of Conditions of Service for Established Staff Members of Ritz Holiday Inn.
Ritz Holiday Inn, Hotel OnLine General job opportunities)
The following information is in summarised form intended for Ritz Holiday Inn, - general guidance only. The complete text governing the conditions of service in force for permanent members of staff is given in the Staff Manual, which contains in particular the Staff Regulations, Rules and Instructions. This Manual is accessible in Ritz Holoday Inn,online by staff members only that has the secret code.
Appointments to the staff are made by an acceptance letter. Appointments are for a fixed term, initially three or six years. During the six months' probationary period, notice of one month may be given, and thereafter four months' notice.
The basic salary is specified in the offer letter and is payable in US DOLLARS, as are all other allowances (family allowances, expatriation and installation). Emoluments (basic salary and allowances) are payable in arrears, with the exception of the installation allowance which is payable on taking up duty.
Emoluments are exempt from . Income tax in CANADA
Monthly Basic Salaries:
4,708.51- US DOLLARS, for Economists/Managerial staff and other staff of grade A2/A3.
6,751.60 - US DOLLARS for Human Resource Management officer/Senior Policy Analysts, Managerial staff and other staff of grade A4.
7,818.64 - US DOLLARS for Heads of Divisions and other staff of grade A5.
9,240.55 - US DOLLARS for Deputy Directors and other staff of grade A6.
10,114.79- US DOLLARS for Executive Directors and other staff of grade A7.
3,898.44- US DOLLARS for junior translators and interpreters of grade LT1-LI1.
4,785.60- US DOLLARS for junior translators of grade LT2.
5,953.79- US DOLLARS for translators and interpreters of grade LT3-LI3.
6,277.24 - US DOLLARS for translators/revisers and interpreters of grade LT4-LI4.
7,139,67 - US DOLLARSs for senior linguistic and managerial staff of grade L5.
2,089.41 –US DOLLARS for staff of grade B1 (e.g. office clerks)
2,380.44 -US DOLLARS for staff of grade B2 (e.g. secretaries, safety and reception officers, technical assistants)
2,733.51- US DOLLARS for staff of grade B3 (e.g. secretaries/assistants, accountants, IT technicians)
3,120.45- US DOLLARS for staff of grade B4 (e.g. personal assistants, administrative assistants, statisticians, junior programmers, documentalists)
3,624.76- US DOLLARS for staff of grade B5 (e.g. more senior administrative and statistical staff)
4,212.69- Pounds Sterlings for staff of grade B6 (e.g. heads of units) C-Grade:
NOTE, ALL SALARIAL PAYMENT ARE IN US DOLLARS
1, WACHING CARS IN THE HOTEL. MONTHLY SALARY - 4,300
2, CLEAN IN THE HOTELS ROOM. MONTHLY SALARY -4,800
3, SALE IN THE BAR HOTEL. MONTHLY SALARY -3,900
4,HOTEL DRIVER MONTHLY SALARY-5,150
5,HOTEL SECURITY-MONTHLY SALARY 3,850-
6,HOTEL COOK. MONTHLY SALARY 100
7,HOTEL BUTCHERS. MONTHLY SALARY 3,000
8,HOTEL HAIR DRESSERS. MONTHLY SALARY 3,250
9,HOTEL BAKERS. MONTHLY SALARY 4,800
10,HOTEL CASHIER. MONTHLY SALARY 3,900
11,HOTEL MECHANIC. MONTHLY SALARY3,200
12,HOTEL WAITER-MONTHLY SALARY3,650
13,HOTEL TECHNICIAN. MONTHLY SALARY 5,8 00
14,HOTEL SALES MANAGER. MONTHL SALARY 4,300
16,HOTEL COMPUTER OPERATOR& ACCOUNTING MANAGER-MONTHLY SALARY 5,900
17,HOTEL MARKETING MANAGER-MONTHLY SALARY 7,900
18,HOTEL DOCTORS. AND. NURSE . MONTHLY SALARY 8,000/4,000
19,HOTEL BARBER-MONTHLY SALARY5,000
20,HOTEL MASSAGE THERAPIST-MONTHLY SALARY 3,600 RESPECTIVELY
Family allowances comprise a head of household allowance paid under certain conditions, an allowance for each dependent person other than the spouse, as recognised by the Ritz Holiday Inn,Hotel -Group.
If you have one or more dependents, this allowance will be paid at a rate of 10 per cent of your basic monthly salary. If you are married with no dependents, this allowance may be granted subject to the amount of earnt income of your spouse (up to a maximum of 10 per cent of your basic monthly salary).
Dependent child allowance (or dependent person other than spouse):
474.70-Pounds Sterings 4/month. Children are considered dependent if they are under the age of 18, or up until the age of 26 if they are in full-time education.
The expatriation allowance is payable to staff members who do not hold Iraq nationality and who have not been continuously resident in Iraq for more than one year at the time of taking up duty.
Rate for single staff: 14 per cent of basic salary.
Rate for staff receiving household allowance: 21 per cent of basic salary.
Expatriation child allowance: 379- US DOLLARS,/child per month. This is paid if you receive the expatriation and the dependent child allowance. It may be replaced by the education allowance (90 per cent reimbursement of real expenses subject to a ceiling).
Annual leave and holidays
Annual leave amounts to two and a half working days for each month of service. Working days (8 hours per day) are Monday to Friday inclusive, and United Kingdom public holidays are observed.
Staff members who are entitled to the expatriation allowance are entitled, once every two years, to an additional eight working days' home leave, for which their travel expenses are met by the Ritz Holiday Inn, in the case of staff members who receive the household allowance, travel for spouses and dependent children are also met by the Ritz Holiday Inn, subject to a ceiling.
The Medical and Social System of the Ritz Holiday Inn,
The Ritz Holiday Inn, has an excellent and comprehensive medical and social scheme. This includes paid sick leave and paid maternity leave. The healthcare insurance covers staff members and their families.
All staff members are required to subscribe to the Medical and Social System of the Ritz Holiday Inn,Hotel Management . Contributions are deducted automatically from monthly emoluments at the rate of 0.2 per cent of basic salary for health care. Compulsory death and invalidity insurance contributions are deducted at the rate of 0.55 per cent of total emoluments.
All staff members are required to subscribe to the Pension Scheme at the rate of 9.2 per cent of their basic salary.
The maximum age for retirement is 65, but staff members are entitled from the age of 63, and after at least 10 years of service, to a pension amounting to 2 per cent of the final basic salary per year of service up to a maximum of 80 per cent for 35 years of service. A reduced pension can be paid to retiring staff members from the age of 51.
Staff members leaving the Ritz Holiday Inn, before completing 10 years of service are entitled to a leaving allowance (instead of a pension) calculated at 2.25 times the rate of the personal contributions as applied to the last annual salary (monthly salary multiplied by twelve), multiplied by the number of reckonable years of service. In case of successive rates of contribution, these are applied pro rata temporis.
The regulations provide for other benefits in the case of disablement and death.
Travelling and removal expenses
Travel expenses of a staff member related to taking up duty at Ritz Holiday Inn, -Headquarters and on termination of appointment are reimbursable. Under certain conditions the staff member's family travel expenses may be reimbursed. (Please check with the Staff Service Centre as to which members of your family qualify for travel reimbursement.)
On the same occasion, and under certain conditions, the cost of removal of furniture and other personal effects is paid by the Ritz Holiday Inn,Hotel.
Staff members receiving an expatriation allowance may transfer through the Ritz Holiday Inn,up to 50 per cent of their total emoluments to the country of which they are nationals or to their country of residence at the time of appointment.
The important thing here is speed. The hotel management wants the whole thing settled in 45days time. If you can meet our requirement please reply for further procedure's.
The management will take care of your feeding, accommodation including your air ticket.
We will provide all the relevant backup documents to enable the applicant get his or her visa at CANADIAN-Embassy in the applicant´s country. The applicant will take care of his or her + work permits + Airport Immigration clearance document in Canada. Visas will be issued upon approval from CANADIAN-Immigration Bureau.
If you are interested to work with us, respond to this mail as a matter of urgency.
Hope to hear from you soonest.
Thank You and Regards
LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING YOU SOONEST.
RITZ HOLIDY INN.
We have tracked the con-artist that sent out this email message to Kenya, as he clicked on the link for this entry from an email message that we sent to him. This Kenyan is a moron. He harvested all of the scammer email addresses from this blog and sent out his idiotic email message to the other scammers. Certainly, this was an act of futility that will never pay off based on the email addresses he used, but we don't mind that he wasted his time and also spammed the email boxes of other con-artists.