Another recruitment scam

Jes 22 Comments

I got this in my hotmail. Searched online trying to see which company this was from, but saw another person posted this and feeling that this was a fraud. I do think so too. Firstly, the position is not specified clearly. Secondly, why the email of 'from' and 'to' is the same? Oh well, just trying to tell everyone to be wary since I am not going for it no matter how desperate I am for a job. This may well be another lucky draw scam or insurance or MLM and send to me when they know I was  looking for a job!

Do take note if you have received this:

1st Interview‏
From:Venka (venka@pacific.net.sg)
Sent:13 March 2009 21: 11PM
To: Venka (venka@pacific.net.sg)

Hi there,
You have been short listed to our first round of interview.
This is for the position at VF Group and we have perused your resume through a job portal and found you suitable.
The interview has been scheduled for you on the following date and time
Date 17th March 2009 (Tuesday)
Time 7.15 pm
Venue NUSS Guild House, Campus Room, Temasek Boulevard, #05-01, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
(Please go to Suntec Tower 4 and take the lift on the left of Carrefour [not the office block] and take the lift that goes to True Fitness but get off at the level 5)
Please note the interview will take approximately 75 minutes (1.15hrs, Inclusive of a psychometric test), so ensure you make time, thanks.
Attire is business wear for ladies and men with Tie, and be punctual at 7.15pm.
Please R.S.V.P. via email by 10am the 17th March 2009. No rescheduling will be allowed.
Please note all details of the company and job scope will be discussed on Tuesday, where you can make clarification and we can better understand you.
Also do be advised that this is a full time position and is not MLM or some Futures related position. Our organization is looking for Professional Executives for a full time position where pay commensurate with experience and performance. You have been shortlisted for this 1st round of a 3 part series of interviews.
Please take care and all the best!
Warmest Regards
Ms Irene

HR (VF Group)

Jes

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22 comments:

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    1. Hi there,

      Not so sure because I did not go for it. If any readers have any more information, feel free to share with everyone!

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  2. my interview place is at Six Battery Road, Level 42, Standard Chartered Building Singapore 049909, and position is stated as Business Development.. should i go??

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    1. Hi there,

      I think if you have the time and are open to any jobs, you can take a look. If you do go, please let me and others know more!

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  3. I attended this group interview today. We started off by taking a personality test before the interviewer began his presentation on the 'right' candidate whom the organisation is looking for. Midway through the presentation, we then found out that it is actually for recruitment of financial consultants for a well-known insurance company. I shan't reveal the company name but I feel that it is inappropriate of them not to be transparent and entirely misleading at the start with their email indicating as for the position of 'Sales and Marketing Executive' and turns out not to be. Now I understand why they did not provide any contact number in the email.

    Job seekers take time and effort to go down for the interview, some may even take leave from work. Perhaps the organisation may think this is an effective way to reach out to more potential candidates, but at the end of the day when the truth has come to light, I think it does not reflect very well on the organisation itself as well as on the leader of the team who happens to be the interviewer. The only take away is that the presentation did cover some of the current economic situations and the general mindsets of employees and why some people never earn the salary they want.

    Just sharing my experience so that you guys are well informed to make your own decision whether to attend this or not. If you have time, happened to be in that area or interested in this industry, why not? It is interesting to undergo such interview process and learn how they do recruitment.

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    1. Hi there,

      Thank you for sharing, I think it is good for you to let others know about this scam and what they do. There will always a need for insurance agents but I hope people who are reading this do not sign up with them on impulse, there are plenty of other jobs out there so don't give up!

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  4. Omg: I received the exact same this, was contemplating whether I should go as I was skeptical about it. Isit, a insurance company?
    I tried to google the location of my interview address and it was a Dutch company. There wasn't any unit number stated.

    Dear xxx,


    This is for the position at VF Group and we have perused your resume and found you suitable. This is the 1st round of interview of a series of interviews.

    The 1st interview has been scheduled for you on the following date and time

    Date: 23rd Aug 2017 (Wednesday)
    Time: 5 pm
    Venue: 8 Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Level 11, Singapore 018981

    Please note the interview will take approximately 1 hour (Inclusive of a psychometric test), so ensure you make time, thanks.

    Please confirm your attendance for the interview via email by 1pm on 23rd Aug (Wednesday). Unfortunately no rescheduling is allowed.

    Please note all details of the company and job scope will be discussed on the day, where you can make clarification and you can better understand the job scope from the Managing Director of the company.

    Also do be advised that this is a permanent full time position for an executive where pay commensurate with experience and performance.


    Please take care and all the best for the Interview with the Director.


    Warmest Regards
    Ms Kiki Tai
    Human Resource Director
    VF Group

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    1. I tried to re-google again is a executive centre.

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    2. Hi there,

      I think the previous comment mentioned that it comes from an insurance company so now you know. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. How to report them ?

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    1. Hmm.. I don't see anything illegal here. They did mention that all details will be clarified during the meeting. There was no false information given, so not sure if it would be helpful to report them. Best way is to expose them here which we did and hope people will do some research before going.

      There are still many people who want to be FA so it could be useful for them.

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  6. Thanks just that is a waste of ppl time if it is not what they posted in the ad .

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    1. Hi there,

      I agree. But the email was intentionally left vague so I think most people's instincts would be not to go for it. I think it's good to be exposed to this kind of scams so that all of us will be wiser in the future. Am I naive or what? :)

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  7. OMG, i received the email as well and the interview was held in Marina Bay Finance Centre.

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    1. Hi there,

      Haha, so now you know what to do! Probably they know if they list out publicly as financial advisors jobs, not many would be willing to hear them out! Well, some of them earn pretty well so we can't deny that it might be a good job for others :P

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  8. This is for the position at VF Group and we have perused your resume and found you suitable. This is the 1st round of interview of a series of interviews.

    The 1st interview has been scheduled for you on the following date and time

    Date: 12th Sep 2017 (Tuesday)
    Time: 5 pm
    Venue: 10 Collyer Quay, Ocean Financial Centre Level 40, Singapore 049315

    Please note the interview will take approximately 1 hour (Inclusive of a psychometric test), so ensure you make time, thanks.

    Please confirm your attendance for the interview via email by 1pm on 12th Sep 2017. Unfortunately no rescheduling is allowed.

    Please note all details of the company and job scope will be discussed on the day, where you can make clarification and you can better understand the job scope from the Managing Director of the company.

    Also do be advised that this is a permanent full time position for an executive where pay commensurate with experience and performance.


    Please take care and all the best for the Interview with the Director.

    Warmest Regards
    Ms Kiki Tai
    Human Resource Director
    VF Group

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    1. So basically the interview place has changed but it's the same ploy as the earlier thread. Guess they are still looking for financial executive in insurance...why can't they be more transparent about it...;(

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    2. Hi Maszism,

      Thanks for sharing this with us. Well, financial executive is not a top choice job for most, but I think they are hoping to change your mind once you hear from them. I guess this strategy does work because they are still sending this mail out!

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  9. I received this in my email. Thought the company looks abit dubious so I chanced upon this blog. Thanks all for sharing! I will give this interview a miss :)



    This is for the position at VF Group and we have perused your resume and found you suitable. This is the 1st round of interview of a series of interviews.

    The 1st interview has been scheduled for you on the following date and time

    Date: 12th Sep 2017 (Tuesday)
    Time: 5 pm
    Venue: 10 Collyer Quay, Ocean Financial Centre Level 40, Singapore 049315

    Please note the interview will take approximately 1 hour (Inclusive of a psychometric test), so ensure you make time, thanks.

    Please confirm your attendance for the interview via email by 1pm on 12th Sep 2017. Unfortunately no rescheduling is allowed.

    Please note all details of the company and job scope will be discussed on the day, where you can make clarification and you can better understand the job scope from the Managing Director of the company.

    Also do be advised that this is a permanent full time position for an executive where pay commensurate with experience and performance.


    Please take care and all the best for the Interview with the Director.


    Warmest Regards
    Ms Kiki Tai
    Human Resource Director
    VF Group

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    1. Hi there,

      Thanks to you for sharing too! :)

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  10. Always believe that sharing is caring motto...;)

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    1. Hi Maszism,

      Indeed, I agree with you! Enjoy your week ahead :)

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