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Marie - 2017-07-18

This is a very sophisticated SCAM.....with authentic signed documents, Skype interview etc. When I received the Teaching Contract, it was offering incredible salary, free accommodation, medical aid etc. etc. and was too good to be true...then bells began to ring in my head. Here are the series of emails that had me hanging anxiously to this offer. I slipped the net just in time!! The School does exist and was used by the scammers:

We received your contact details from EF Barcelona, Please see our job details below.

Our Job Description

We are recruiting ambitious and committed teachers with a good sense of humour who would like to work as part of a team of 12 staff members. We want our teachers to be engaging and enthusiastic, to ensure all of our students leave each lesson fully satisfied.

Teachers will be required to work between 24-26 hours per week, predominantly from Monday-Thursday with reduced hours on Friday. Teachers will work with students of all ages, ranging from children to adults, although there can be some flexibility depending on your preferences and experience. Classes are restricted to a maximum of 12 students, with a focus on improving the student’s speaking ability. In addition to contracted hours, additional classes, tutorials and individual exam preparation classes are available for those who wish to increase their hours.

Requirements

Candidates should have a University degree or a recognized TEFL qualifications - Cambridge ESOL CELTA, Trinity TESOL or equivalent. EU citizenship is an advantage (Note: NON EU Teachers will be assisted with a Visa/Work Permit). They must be dynamic, hard-working and serious about the profession.

What we offer

Apart from a supportive and lively work environment, we offer an excellent salary (2,700E/Net) which guarantees a high standard of living in the area. Severance pay, Visa/Work Permit assistance for NON EU Teacher. Additional teaching hours taught are paid as overtime We also provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation in Valdepeñas where all new teachers will be based, as well as helping you to settle in. The contract will commence on October 1st 2017
and run until July 30th 2018, with work also available in July if desired. There are paid-holidays at Christmas and Easter, as well as a number of local holidays throughout the academic year.

Who this is suitable for

This position is ideal for those who are willing to grow as teachers, and always willing to give their best shot. Valdepeñas while not being a major city, is a lively town with shops, restaurants and bars, and offers a sample of real life in Spain. The town has good transport links, it is situated just two hours south of Madrid and offers easy access to Granada and Cordoba.
Please e-mail us with your photo, CV and covering letter to apply.


Regards,
Piotr Stanecki (Propietario)
Dirección: Calle Sagasta, 31,

13240 La Solana,

Cdad. Real, Spain.
Skype: [email protected]
Teléfono: 926 180010 / 671-820-299
Fax: 695-594-760

2nd email from 'My First Class' School:
Your documents has been received. Please e-mail us with your nationality and present location to enable us schedule an interview time that will suit your time zone.

Regards,
Piotr Stanecki (Propietario)
Dirección: Calle Sagasta, 31,

13240 La Solana,

Cdad. Real, Spain.
Skype: [email protected]
Teléfono: 926 180010 / 671-820-299
Fax: 695-594-760
Web: https://www.myfirstclass.es

3rd email:
Please add us on Skype (Our Skype ID [email protected]) to join our Skype interview coming up on Saturday, 17th of June 2017.
Time: 5:00pm Madrid time CEST (Central European Summer Time)
UTC/GMT +2 hours.

Regards,
Piotr Stanecki (Propietario)
Dirección: Calle Sagasta, 31,

13240 La Solana,

Cdad. Real, Spain.
Skype: [email protected]
Teléfono: 926 180010 / 671-820-299
Fax: 695-594-760
Web: https://www.myfirstclass.es

4th email:
Kindly e-mail us with copies of your Certificates (I.e. degree,TEFL, Cambridge ESOL CELTA, Trinity TESOL or any equivalent). For our perusal before we make the final decision on Wednesday, 21st of June 2017.

Regards,
Piotr Stanecki (Propietario)
Dirección: Calle Sagasta, 31,

13240 La Solana,

Cdad. Real, Spain.
Skype: [email protected]
Teléfono: 926 180010 / 671-820-299
Fax: 695-594-760
Web: https://www.myfirstclass.es

5th email:
This is to formally notify you that you have been selected to join our estimable organization.
Please e-mail us with your full names to enable us send you a contract of agreement.

Regards,
Piotr Stanecki (Propietario)
Dirección: Calle Sagasta, 31,

13240 La Solana,

Cdad. Real, Spain.
Skype: [email protected]
Teléfono: 926 180010 / 671-820-299
Fax: 695-594-760
Web: https://www.myfirstclass.es

6th email:
Attached is a copy of your Employment Agreement, please study carefully, fill in your commencing date, sign and e-mail us with a copy.
Kindly e-mail the below Legal office with a copy of your passport for your Visa/Work Permit assistance.
.

Spain Visas
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Atty. Ángela Godoy Valderrama
http://www.spain-visas.com/abogad.php3

Regards,
Piotr Stanecki (Propietario)
Dirección: Calle Sagasta, 31,

13240 La Solana,

Cdad. Real, Spain.
Skype: [email protected]
Teléfono: 926 180010 / 671-820-299
Fax: 695-594-760

7th email: with Visa Application Form attached;
Immigration Legal Services

Visa Requirements

• Two recent passport size photograph;
• One application form duly completed and signed;(Attached)
• Copy of Passport valid three months over planned stay in Spain.
• Copy of the passport page containing holder’s data and those mentioning an extension of validity.
• A Signed letter of acceptance/Employment Agreement from Employer in Spain.
• Visa fee of €190 Money-transfer.

Yours Sincerely,
Atty. Ángela Godoy Valderrama
Málaga, 4210, Spain.
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.spain-visas.com/spanish-lawyers.php3

8th email : I sent a request = Immigration Legal Services
Thank you for your email. I have a question for you please….do I send passport photographs of myself via email?
Yes.
Or would you like me to post them to you?
I am awaiting the copy of my Employment Agreement from my employer in Spain, and will send it on to you, once received.
Please advise the bank account into which I must pay my Visa fee.

The visa fee is to be paid to the cashier via money transfer (Money Gram, Western Union or Ria Money Transfer ) with the below details.

Payment Details.
Cashier's name: Name-TANIA ROSARIO AQUINO
(Name-TANIA Surname- ROSARIO AQUINO)
Office address: Málaga, 5516, Spain.

Do e-mail us with the payment receipt after payment.

Yours Sincerely,
Atty. Ángela Godoy Valderrama
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.spain-visas.com/spanish-lawyers.php3

This is when I started to suspect something was wrong and went to the 'My first School' Website. Here I found in RED writing, a warning about a scam using their school name as part of the scam. This was the answer from the School =

Hello,

You must have replied to a fake EF Barcelona advert and that's how they got your details and then they started using our company details to conduct interviews, etc. We have reported it to the Police. First-Class is an established language school and just to make it clear, Mr Stanecki didn't interview you or send you the contract. It's a scam.
May I ask where you found the fake EF Barcelona advert? Was it on eslbase website or somewhere else?

Regards,
Piotr

Please, teachers, beware.....there are a LOT of scammers out there. I don't know which Website or adverts to trust anymore.

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ESL Teacher scam -- Marie -- 2017-07-18
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