SCAM: Don’t pay for police checks or uniforms!

It’s recently been brought to our attention a scam that has been doing the rounds on job boards for some time.

The scam is straightforward. A seemingly legitimate employer requests applicants to pay an upfront fee to complete a police check. They then later request more funds for their new uniform.

Do not send any payment. This type of request is a scam.

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A recent example of this type of scam comes from a fake company called “Almar Recruitment Pty Ltd”.

Examples of the emails are below.

Email 1

Hello,

We received your job application for the position :

Warehouse Order Picker/Packer:

20-40 hours work per week.

24/7 shift work

We have looked at your application and would like to invite you for an interview. I would be happy to arrange an interview for you providing you meet the following criteria:

Have not been convicted of a violent felony.

Be available to work a minimum of 20hrs a week. ( The minimum working hours is 20hrs per week for students with less than 40hrs working visa and we offer over time up to 45hrs per week to candidates with PR ).

Things you should know about working in Amazon’s Warehouse:

  • The temperature in the fulfillment center is climate controlled!
  • Safety, it’s more than wearing a reflective vest. We’re committed to providing one of the safest work environments.
  • Customer-obsession. It makes your day to make someone else happy.

Key Duties:

Aspects of this role include, but is not limited to:

  • Operation of Stock Picker
  • Lifting & packing orders
  • Loading of vehicles
  • Ongoing Casual Role

Benefits

  • Health care benefits, starting day 1
  • Holiday and overtime pay
  • Paid time off
  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)
  • Employee discount
  • Vacation/Sick Time
  • Competitive Pay/Benefits
  • Relaxed Work Environment
  • Training/Learning Opportunities

Job Location.

Please kindly specify which of the following location is convenient for you.

  • Huntley Street, Alexandria, NSW 2015
  • Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000
  • Rocks Riverside Industry Park, Queensland
  • Truganina Road, Malaga, WA 6090
  • Toupein Road, Yarrawonga, NT 0830
  • North Lakes QLD 4509, Australia
  • Marion Road, Marleston, SA 5033

NOTE: We shall confirm your date and time of interview once you reply us with your preferred location.

Working hours:

You can simply choose which of the working hours suits you.

Morning shift : 7am-2pm
Afternoon shift : 2:30pm – 9pm
Night shift : 10pm : 6am

Whats involved?

You will get an opportunity to talk to us about your previous education/work history. The purpose of this interview is for us to get to know you a bit better and discuss the experience you have that is relevant to this role.

This email doesn’t automatically offer you the job.
We look forward to working with you!

Regards.

Email 2

Hello,

We are glad to know that you have accepted this position. We would like to inform you that you must complete the interview question for final decision on your application, this interview is the essential aspect of getting this job.

Kindly reply us with answers to the following :

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Why should we hire you?
  3. What are your salary expectations?
  4. Why do you want this job?

Send your response as soon as you can, so we can complete the recruitment process.

We look forward to working with you!

Regards.

Email 3

Hello,

Congratulations on getting this far. Only 40% of candidates have reached this stage so well done on getting this far! You have been shortlisted for the job. You need to carry out Criminal Records Bureau (CRB/DBS) checks.

In order for us to complete your police check, we use an accredited partner with access to the National Police History database.

How long does a police check take?

It takes 2-10 business days.

Pricing

A National Police Check certificate costs $50

Note: Valid police report is essential for this role.

You need a valid police report in other to work in our warehouse.
We’ll confirm by email or SMS when your police check certificate is ready.
Choose from receiving an online or hard (paper) copy in the mail.

We do not accept police check that is over 30days. Kindly get back to me so that I can give you proper guidelines on how to go about sending the payment for the DBS.

We look forward to working with you!

Regards.

Email 4

Hello

We need to confirm your CRB check before we can proceed with the recruitment process.

Kindly proceed with the payment for your police check today and send us the receipt/confirmation of your payment soonest today.

Please make payment of $50.00AUD to our Banking details below.

ACCOUNT NAME: ALMAR Pty Ltd
Account number: 11****48
Australia
BSB: 063-622
Payment Description: Write your full name ONLY. Do not include any other details.

NOTE: We shall complete this process on your behalf.

Have a lovely day.

Regards.

Email 5

CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

1. COMMENCEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT

Your training shall start immediately.

2. HOURS OF WORK

There is a 1-hour lunch break timing.
You may be asked to work outside of the contracted hours including Weekends. Salary rate of $25 – $30 p.h will be paid for the late shift.
Your normal working hours will vary from week to week to meet the needs of the client.
You agree that your average working time will be minimum of 20hrs a week. ( The minimum working hours is 20hrs per week for students with less than 40hrs working visa and we offer over time up to 45hrs per week to candidates with PR ).

In signing this contract you agree that your average working time is to work a minimum of 20hrs a week. ( The minimum working hours is 20hrs per week for students with less than 40hrs working visa and we offer over time up to 45hrs per week to candidates with PR ).

3. PAY: Your rate of pay is $26.50AUD p.h. and payments will be made as weekly in arrears by credit transfer direct into your bank or building society account by the last working day of each week.

4 HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT

The Employee is entitled to 4 weeks (20 days) paid holiday per annual. At the end of 4 years service, an extra days holiday entitlement is given – followed by a further 1days holiday entitlement for each of the next 2 years service: bringing maximum holiday entitlement to 5 weeks (25 days).

5. SICKNESS ENTITLEMENT:

The Employee will receive their normal salary for a period of 4 weeks, in any 12 month period where a doctor’s certificate is produced after 7 consecutive day’s sickness. Payments will be less Statutory Sick Pay and any benefits due to the Employee. You will be covered by our health plan.

6. PENSION

A Stakeholder pension scheme is provided for all employees. Details will be made available on starting employment.

I have read and understood and accept the terms and conditions of employment as detailed in this contract.

Kindly reply with your acknowledgment.

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