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Can someone take a look at this and help me please!!! (sorry theres a really long bit)

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AdmiralCLingus Tue 12-Mar-13 13:35:48

I have just been sent the following, in an email, when I asked for some information on applying for a job.

I'm a bit hmm as it looks like I'm signing a contract for employment by them, rather than a simple application form? (I've taken out the name of the company and the job role... hence the xxxx's)

Job Application Form
United Kingdom

This Agreement is a Contract between you (hereinafter referred to as the “Employee”) and xxxxx (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) "we", "our" or "us" as appropriate.
This Agreement describes your and our rights and responsibilities in the context of providing services related xxxxxx training courses.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants herein contained, the Parties hereto agree as follows:

1.1. The present Agreement comes into force and is considered valid provided the following conditions are observed.
1.2. The Agreement is signed by both parties or all incurred terms and conditions are observed by the Client.

2.1. The Parties acknowledge the legal force of documents' records received via communication channels equal and as effective as the documents made in writing.

3.1. xxxxxx is liable to:
3.1.1. Follow the provisions of the present Agreement
3.1.2. Provide and confirm the following data: Legal status of the residence in the country. Bank account valid for accepting payments from company side for the job and money for the training courses. Telephone number available to be contacted by the Senior Manager.
3.1.3. Devote 2-3 business hours per day of free time to be spent for training courses.
3.1.4. Receive money on his/her account for the following purposes: salary, money for the training, payment for taxes and fees to Employee from Company.

3.2.1. To follow all the provisions of the Agreement.
3.2.2. Starting salary is £400 per week (full -time) and £340 per week (part - time) , paid in biweekly installments by your choice of check or direct deposit.
3.2.3.. Performance Bonuses: Up to three percent of your annual gross salary, paid quarterly by your choice of check or direct deposit. The training period wage shall amount £300 for 10 training days, £30 for each training day.
3.2.4. To provide Employee with all company benefits during the training period.
3.2.5. To advise Employee on all questions related to cooperation during the period of the Agreement as stipulated herein.

Company benefits shall include:
4.1 Agency Worker Regulations 2010
4.2 Annual stock options
4.3 Child daycare assistance
4.4 Education assistance
4.5 Health, dental, life and disability insurance
4.6 Sick leave
4.7 Vacation and personal days
4.8 Money from company side for all purposes related to the job: Internet, cell phone, training, bank fees and taxes.

5.1. The Parties bear responsibility for non-performance or inadequate performance of their liabilities in the context of the present Agreement in accordance with the governing law of the UK and with respect of the provisions of the present Agreement.

6.1. Neither Party shall be liable for any delay or nonperformance of any provision of the present Agreement due to force majeure circumstances arising after the date of conclusion of the Agreement.
6.2. The following circumstances shall be acknowledged as force majeure events: fire, explosion, flood or other natural and industrial catastrophe; terror; warfare; strikes or labor difficulties; other unforeseen or precluded circumstances preventing the Parties to follow their liabilities stipulated by the Agreement.
6.3. The Party shall notify the other as promptly as practicable, but no later than 3 (three) working days of the occurrence of a force majeure event herewith. Failure or the delay to notify the other Party of force majeure events shall not release the Party from its liabilities hereunder.

- First name: ________________________________________________
- Last name: _________________________________________________
- Date of Birth: _______________________________________________
- Nationality/language skills
Address (On this address will be shipped local supervisor ID Card for training courses)

- City: ____________________________________

- Postal Code: ________________________________

Country: United Kingdom

- Home phone:+44 _____________________________

Available on the phone from: ________ (AM/PM) till ________ (AM/PM)

- Cell phone:+44 ________________________

Available on the phone from: ________ (AM/PM) till ________ (AM/PM)

- E-Mail address: _______________________________________________________
- Have you been convicted of or pleaded no contest to a felony within the last five years?

Yes_____ No_____
If yes, please explain: ______________________________________

- Have you ever had any bank account in United Kingdom (On this account you will receive money for the training courses from the company side and money for your job (daily or weekly). All given information as strictly confidential will not be shared with any third parties. If you don’t want to provide us your own account information, just open a new one personal account and provide us with new account information)
- If yes, please, specify:
Bank Name: ______________________
Account Number ________________________
Sort Code Number _________________________

- If not, please, specify whether you have the opportunity to open a bank account with any bank of UK ______________
- Days/Hours Available:

Monday Hours Available: from ___ to __
Tuesday Hours Available: from ___ to __
Wednesday Hours Available: from ___ to __
Thursday Hours Available: from ___ to __
Friday Hours Available: from ___ to __

- Work experience (not obligatory): ___________________________________________________________________


After the first part of the training in e-Commerce Services for payment systems I will be available to meet my manager face to face in my local area for the continuation of the training.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first written above. The parties hereto agree that facsimile and E-mail signatures shall be as effective as if originals.

Am i right to be a little sceptical about this? TIA for any help you can give!!

BrittaPerry Tue 12-Mar-13 13:45:09

Is it American?

AdmiralCLingus Tue 12-Mar-13 13:56:53

The company?

mycatlikestwiglets Tue 12-Mar-13 13:59:32

Looks pretty dodgy to me, especially the bank account bits. It also uses all sorts of random language which is inconsistent with its context (it's trying to be an English contract but refers to things like "felony", which is an American legal concept, not English). If this is what you received after enquiring about a job I'd steer well clear personally!

AmandaCooper Tue 12-Mar-13 14:04:05

It's badly drafted. Is this organisation on the level? Have you tried googling their company name and going through all the results?

AdmiralCLingus Tue 12-Mar-13 14:04:17

thanks!! I will ignore this then!!!

The company is apparently American, looking for people to work in their UK offices. I've googled the company while waiting for replies and can't seem to find them so wont be responding!

PatriciaHolm Tue 12-Mar-13 15:06:50

It's pretty much the same as the one here

It's a money-laundering scam!

AdmiralCLingus Tue 12-Mar-13 15:09:12

Thanks patricia

I'm a little worried that this response has come from a job advertisement I applied to on the direcgov website.

I cant find the job reference in a search now though

craftynclothy Tue 12-Mar-13 15:18:16

Someone mentioned this on the OU forums. He said that the Job Center were telling him to apply for job on the DirectGov website but they wouldn't confirm what vetting they had for making sure the jobs were legit. I think the bloke was getting a bit of hassle from them because he was refusing to apply for the ones that 'looked' dodgy (he was trying to explain that he didn't want his identity taken so wouldn't send his CV with address/phone number etc over to some anonymous advert). Think he posted warning others about the possibility of dodgy jobs advertised on there.

AdmiralCLingus Tue 12-Mar-13 15:39:21

Fucking Hell!!
I never even thought about that crafty

I've just been applying for everything I think I am qualified to do, it never occurred to me before this that a government website wouldn't check where the job vacancies were coming from?

I honestly must have applied for over 200 jobs in the last 6 months... how many of those are dodgy and now have my details? shock

annh Tue 12-Mar-13 15:45:05

Well, that one is definitely dodgy. No-one would ask for your bank account details in a first contact email. They use them for money laundering. I think you should name and shame the company to save others being sucked in as well.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 12-Mar-13 15:45:39

They definitely don't screen jobs that go on there - I have seen plenty of joke ones, but I have to admit the possibility for malicious ones had never occurred to me! shock

AdmiralCLingus Tue 12-Mar-13 15:54:13

The "company" was called "Hassett Corporation"

I have had a few application forms, from reputable companies, that have asked for bank details on the initial application form, so my stupid naive brain never even thought twice about them asking for that.

Bridgetbidet Tue 12-Mar-13 18:20:58

This is one of those dodgy money laundering jobs I think. Basically they channel money through your bank account and give you a cut.

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