I had applied for a job in response to a United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Vacancy Newsletter in August 2009 which I found on the Internet. Following the application for the job, I received an electronic interview form to complete and return to the Human Resource Section UNOCHA at the email address provided in the form together with a scanned copy of academic credentials. Subsequently, in a week's time, I received an employment offer letter together with a contract from UNOCHA.
After accepting the employment offer letter, I received requests for payment for housing, training and legal fees in relation to the employment with UNOCHA from the fake UNOCHA organisation and they asked him to wire money into their agent's account (Maxwell China Ltd A/C OSA82753293000249 at the Bank of Communications 188 Yin Cheng Road Central Shanghai 200120) to process housing, training and travel arrangement (H-3 visa). In total, I ended up paying USD 14,745.40 to Maxwell China Ltd, the agent of the fake UNOCHA agency.
Due to the delay in receiving any hard copy documents from UNOCHA in the timeframe committed to by them, I checked the authenticity of the employment offer letter and contract with the Human Resource Section of UNOCHA in Geneva . They confirmed that the employment offer was fake.
The email addresses involved in this scam included: [email@example.com], [firstname.lastname@example.org[/email], [email@example.com], [firstname.lastname@example.org], [email@example.com[/email] and [firstname.lastname@example.org].
I will be grateful for any investigation that can be done to nab the culprits and recover my money from them.