I also recieved a similar email dated 05/05/2009 to join Gucci Designers CO UK as a Business Development Executive .
I am not sure if they are fake or truth in reality.
This is a copy of the email content.
OUR REF: GUW/FAD/VOL/0497398
Attn: Pawan Mishra
Re: PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT OFFER LETTER/JOB OFFER APPOINTMENT
GUCCI FASHION AND DESIGNING COMPANY AND ITS JOINT VENTURES has the mandate to procure technical and expatriate labour for job placement in GUCCI FASHION AND DESIGNING COMPANY.THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Haven gone through the Curriculum vitae/Resume and found you qualified decided to invite you as one of the expatriates to start work as soon as possible. Please find attached here with relevant document containing the Soft Copy of your Contract Package for your perusal and approval.
CONTRACT DURATION: 48 MONTHS CONTRACT TERM (FOUR YEARS)
JOB DESIGNATION: Business Development Executive
START UP DATE: 8/JUNE/2009
LEAVE PERIOD: TWICE EVERY 12 MONTHS
JOB REF: 008/013L/GUPF/T4-YW
JOB CODE GUDC5885
JOB LOCATION: UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON
SOFT COPY OF YOUR CONTRACT AGREEMENT
THIS is made today between GUCCI DESIGNING CO.UK of the 1st party and you as a 2nd party.
For good consideration, GUCCI DESIGNING CO. employs the Employee on the following terms and conditions.
ARTICLE 1: CONTRACT PERIOD
The contract period shall be for Contract duration: the contract shall last for duration of 48 consecutive months; 4 years and could be renewed based on employee's satisfactory services to the Company
ARTICLE 2: SALARY
GUCCI DESIGNING CO shall pay Employee on satisfactory performance of the services the sum of (£ 7, 300) Seven thousand three hundred Great Britain pounds (Tax Exclusive) MONTHLY.
SEVEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED GREAT BRITAIN POUNDS ONLY) monthly, equivalent depending on employee's home country.
The employee will be reimbursed by the employer for reasonable moving expense incurred only as a result of relocation or early termination of leases, storage charges; procurement of travel documents. Reimbursements shall be made before employees embark on journey not later than Five (7) working days after submission of employee's expense report and receipts, this after the acquisition of relevant traveling papers through the assistance of the company's legal adviser on Immigration Matters..
Employer shall also take care of employees' air ticket including that of employees' family only on employees' early notification to employer and as shall be requested by employee (ONLY TWO FAMILY MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED)
ARTICLE 3: Duties and Position.
GUCCI DESIGNING CO. hires the Employee in the capacity of Employee's duties may be reasonably modified at GUCCI DESIGNING CO. discretion from time to time.
ARTICLE 4: Employee to Devote Full Time to GUCCI DESIGNING CO UK.
The Employee will devote full time, attention, and energies to the business of the Aviation industry, and, during this employment, will not engage in any other business activity, regardless of whether such activity is pursued for profit, gain, or other pecuniary advantage. Employee is not prohibited from making personal investments in any other businesses provided those investments do not require active involvement in the operation of said companies.
ARTICLE 5: Confidentiality of Proprietary Information.
Employee agrees, during or after the term of this employment, not to reveal confidential information from rendering any services to any entity to whom said information has been or is threatened to be disclosed, the right to secure an injunction is not exclusive, and the COMPANY may pursue any other remedies it has against the Employee for a breach or threatened breach of this condition, including the recovery of damages from the Employee.
ARTICLE 6: Disability.
In the event that the Employee cannot perform the duties because of illness or incapacity for a period of more than 1 month, the compensation otherwise due during said illness. The Employee's full compensation will be reinstated upon return to work. However, if the Employee is absent from work for any reason for a continuous period of over 2 months, the COMPANY may terminate the Employee's employment, and the GUCCI DESIGNING CO. Obligations under this agreement will cease on that date.
ARTICLE 7: Termination of Agreement.
Without cause GUCCI DESIGNING CO. may terminate this agreement at any time upon 7 days' written notice to the Employee the Employee will continue to perform his/her duties and may be paid his/her regular salary up to the date of termination. In addition, GUCCI DESIGNING CO. will pay the Employee on the date of the termination a severance allowance, less taxes and Social Security required to be withheld, without cause, the Employee may terminate employment upon 6 days' written notice to the Employer. Employee may be required to perform his or her duties and will be paid the regular salary to date of termination but shall not receive severance allowance. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this agreement,
ARTICLE 8: Death Benefit.
Should Employee die during the term of employment, GUCCI DESIGNING CO.LTD shall pay to Employee's Next of kin/Family any compensation due through the end of the two months in which death occurred?
ARTICLE 9: OTHER BENEFITS
. Free medical care in United Kingdom for you and your family for contract duration.
. Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status contracts.
. Complete meals also for you and your family as deemed
. Life insurance Policy.
Maximum and efficient security both in work place and housing
ARTICLE 10: Effect of Prior Agreements.
This Agreement supersedes any prior agreement between the GUCCI DESIGNING CO. or any predecessor of the GUCCI DESIGNING CO. and the Employee, except that this agreement shall not affect or operate to reduce any benefit or compensation inuring to the Employee of a kind elsewhere provided and not expressly provided in this agreement.
ARTICLE 11: Settlement by Arbitration.
Any claim or controversy that arises out of, or relates to this agreement, or the breach of it, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules of the United Kingdom Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court with jurisdiction.
ARTICLE 12: Severability.
If, for any reason, any provision of this agreement is held invalid, all other provisions of this agreement shall remain in effect. If this agreement is held invalid or cannot be enforced, then to the full extent permitted by law any prior agreement between the GUCCI DESIGNING CO. (and any predecessor thereof) and the Employee shall be deemed reinstated as if this agreement had not been executed.
CONTACT DETAILS OF TRAVEL AGENCY
The Hard Copies of your Confidential Invitation Letter and other Supporting Documents has been sent to the British Immigration Service for their review and verification.
Kindly note the following Points:
1. PROCESSING OF U.K WORK PERMIT VISA
Job applicants MUST contact the TRAVEL AGENCY for there travel documents to request for the requirements and cost details for processing the U.K Work Permit Visa and other supporting documents that will be needed for entry into London. All Contacts SHOULD be made immediately as late application will be detrimental and GUCCI DESIGNING CO. will not hesitate to revoke this opportunities as there are lots of Job applicants interested in this opportunity.
BELOW ARE THE CONTACT DETAILS OF TRAVEL EXPERT
UK Immigration Service/ Fidelity Travelers Services,
St. Francis Centre
Phone: + (44)7024072605
Fax: + (44)7024072820
Contact Person: Barr. Lincoln Williams.
Designation: HEAD OF VISA/PERMITS OPERATIONS
2. RE-SCHEDULE OR EXTENSION OF JOINING DATE.
Job applicants MUST meet and submit all Visa requirements to the TRAVEL EXPERT Service before any request for re-schedule or extension of joining date can be granted. Applicants MUST note that we will never grant such requests unless all Visa formalities MUST have been met.
Applicants who do not require Visa to enter the U.K MUST submit their Flight ticket fees to the TRAVEL AGENCY for the booking and purchase of their flight from London city.
Applicants are to note that meeting all Visa requirements of the TRAVEL EXPERT guarantees GUCCI DESIGNING CO. of applicant's seriousness and commitment to work for us.
3. APPLYING DIRECTLY TO THE U.K EMBASSIES WORLD-WIDE
It has come to our notice that most applicants prefer to apply directly to the U.K Embassies in their various locations and when they make applications, their Visas are usually denied especially Job applicants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. When such visa applications are denied, it takes approximately 90 days to re-apply or make a second application and during this time, the Company will not be patient or wait for such an applicant, we usually revoke their offers immediately and recruit some other applicants.
Hence, to ensure that you pass through a hassle free Visa application process to the U.K, We have affiliated with the TRAVEL EXPERT. They will assist you with the Visa application, processing of U.K Work permit and other relevant Insurance and Travel packages that will be required for your legal entry into the United Kingdom.
Making an application with the TRAVEL EXPERT guarantees your Visa approval and in a lesser time as compared with applications made directly to the U.K Embassies. Once they get all your necessary papers processed, they will fax copies of the same to the U.K Embassy in applicants Country of location and such an applicant will be prompted on when to visit the embassy with his/ her passport for the Visa stamp.
This is the easiest process for International employees to meet up with Migration Formalities and join us as soon as possible.
4. IMMIGRATION EXPENSES, FLIGHT TICKETS & OTHER EXPENSES
Job applicants MUST bear costs for their Immigration expenses and submit receipts of payment(s) for the purpose of reimbursement. For no reason should Job applicants request that we shoulder such costs as such requests will certainly be turned down.
This is sequel to our past experiences we had with some Job applicants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East where GUCCI DESIGNING CO. shouldered all their Immigration expenses, paid them their Upfront Salaries and till this time, None of these applicants showed up. The contact numbers and emails they submitted are out of use at this time, we are currently battling this case with their various embassies in London and the case is on hearing at the London City Crown Court.
For this reason, the Management Board revised her International Recruitment Policies which entails that all Job applicants MUST bear all travel costs and on arrival to London, present receipts of payments made and will be reimbursed accordingly. Any applicant who finds this unbearable should forfeit this opportunity immediately.
5. RE-IMBURSEMENT OF IMMIGRATION EXPENSES, HEALTH CHECKUP & OTHER EXPENSES
All expenses made by Job applicants will be fully reimbursed on arrival to London or if applicants meet all Immigration requirements, we will send the Salary & Reimbursement application Forms for applicants to complete and return to our Accounts department for approval. Once approved, we will authorize our Bank to transfer funds to any Bank Account designated by such an applicant
6. JOB DESCRIPTION, HOTEL ACCOMMODATION AND FEEDING
All details pertinent to this Job Offer, duties and responsibilities will be made available to applicants on arrival to London for the Orientation/ Training Program.
However, Hotel reservations/ Accommodation and Feeding will be our full responsibility.
7. ORIENTATION/ TRAINING PROGRAMME
There will be a mandatory Orientation/ Training Program on the 28th day of May, 2009. Newly Employed staff is expected to immediately get their Travel documents and Visa ready at least a week before this date to ensure that they meet up with time.
THEY COMPANY HAS MADE IT HER RECRUITMENT POLICY IN THAT ANY NEWLY EMPLOYED STAFF WHO DOES NOT PRESENT COPIES OF HIS/HER TRAVEL PAPERS TO THE HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT WITHIN 10 WORKING DAYS WOULD BE CONSIDERED UNSERIUOS AND WILL HAVE HIS/HER APPOINTMENT TERMINATED AND GIVEN TO SOME OTHER APPLICANTS ON THE WAITING LIST TO POSSIBLY ENABLE US MEET UP WITH OUR RECRUITMENT NEEDS,
During the Orientation/ Training Program, newly employed staff of GUCCI DESIGNING CO. will be enlightened on the Work out sketch, schedules and time- table. All questions pertaining to newly offered Job will be addressed during this period. Additionally, newly employed staff of GUCCI DESIGNING CO will be made familiar with the Working environment, Staff and key executives of GUCCI DESIGNING CO.
We are glad today because you have taken the very important step in your career,
We congratulate you and look forward to meeting you soon!
HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE,
GUCCI DESIGNING CO.
UNITED KINGDOM TEL: Tel: +44 7024071807, +44 7024072537
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
DESIGNING CO. Registered office
400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB,
Be aware of such fake activities...Remember its GUCCI not a local brand !!!
Thanks & Regards