Bogus Offers of Employment - Sprint Hospital
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.
The Commission has recently become aware of email correspondence received by members of the public which make reference to an offer of employment at the Sprint Hospital which purports to be based in the Isle of Man at the address of 7 St Mark’s Court, Upper Church Street, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 2HK.
The bogus job application and supporting documentation make reference to the website www.sprinthospital.com This site also claims, incorrectly that the Sprint Hospital is based in the Isle of Man. It would appear that this website is a cloned copy of a genuine website owned by a legitimate hospital based in the United Kingdom with the relevant contact details changed.
The address used within the bogus job offer documentation and on the aforementioned website is not a genuine address in the Isle of Man. Contact telephone numbers quoted do not relate to genuine numbers issued in the Isle of Man.
Correspondence seen by the Commission is signed off by a Jeremy Preston claiming to be the Human Resources Manager as well as Dr. Paul Irons as Chief Executive of the entity purporting to be called Sprint Hospital.
There are only two bona fide hospitals on 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 and in the British Medical Journal and/or other professional journal. 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 and should regard any job offers or requests for payment with great suspicion.
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.
Is an attempt at gaining personal data from the recipient in order to steal their identity.
Also see information issued by the Isle of Man Office of the Data Protection Supervisor.
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@example.com.
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/15/2012