Bogus Offers of Employment - Brent Technologies

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.

Brent Technologies

Alan Consulting Group

http://alanconsulting.webs.com/

The Commission has recently become aware of email correspondence received by members of the public which makes reference to a bogus offer of employment at a company called Brent Technologies which purports to be based in the Isle of Man.

Correspondence to the potential employees originates from a company calling itself Alan Consulting Group who offer the job opportunity at Brent Technologies and claim that they would facilitate any required visas and work permits for a fee of GBP £655

Alan Consulting Group claim incorrectly to be based in the Isle of Man at an address in the Isle of Man Business Park, Douglas IM2 2QZ, using the contact telephone number +44 770 000 6673, the email address [email protected] as well as the website http://alanconsulting.webs.com/

The telephone number, +44 770 000 6673 is not a number issued by any of the Isle of Man based providers.

Correspondence seen by the Commission is signed off by an Alex Widerlen claiming to be Senior Consultant, Human Resources for the Alan Consulting Group.

The concern is that once the upfront fee of £655 has been paid, then all contact with the potential victim would come to an end.

The Commission wishes to draw attention to the following observations:

Neither Brent Technologies nor the Alan Consulting Group are companies incorporated within the jurisdiction of the Isle of Man. They are not registered as foreign companies having established a place of business in the Isle of Man. They are not registered as business names in the Isle of Man.

The Commission has established no association between the above entities and any genuine Isle of Man companies.

The Commission has established no genuine links between the above entities and the Isle of Man.

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.

OR

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 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/04/2013