Bogus offers of employment at Noble's Hospital

The Commission has recently become aware of email correspondence received by members of the public which make reference to an offer of employment at Nobles (Isle of Man) Hospital in the Isle of Man.

The address used within the bogus job offer documentation is that of the genuine Noble's (Isle of Man) Hospital namely Strang, Braddan, Isle of Man IM4 4RJ.

Telephone numbers and email addresses quoted in the bogus job applications do not relate to contact details associated with the genuine Noble's (Isle of Man) Hospital.

Correspondence seen by the Commission is signed off by a Joyce Nguyen falsely claiming to represent the Human Resources Department of the hospital.

There are only 2 bona fide hospitals in the Isle of Man – Noble's Hospital in Douglas and, Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital in Ramsey. Any vacancies at these hospitals are advertised locally, in the British Medical Journal and/or other professional journals. Posts are never offered without completion of a full recruitment process including formal interviews for short-listed candidates.

Individuals should ignore any information relating to any other hospitals claiming to be based on the Isle of Man or jobs offered through sources other than those previously mentioned.

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/docs/odps//your_information_your_responsibility.pdf

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:

FSA Enforcement Division

Financial Services Authority

PO Box 58

Finch Hill House

Douglas

Isle of Man

IM99 1DT.

Telephone:+44 1624 689314

Email:Send Email

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/19/2012

6 November 2012