We have become aware of a phishing campaign (email fraud) using our company name and address to send fraudulent job offers to thousands of people. The perpetrators send emails from a domain called excelerusconsulting.com (which is not our domain). The emails are sent by a person calling himself Peter Wickman. The emails contain two attachments: a Job Description, and a Labour Agreement. The latter is signed by Jeffrey Pointer, claiming to be HR Chief Executive.
If you have received any of the emails, or if you have been contacted by any of the individuals above, please note that they are not associated with us. We have notified the RCMP Cyber Crime division and they are looking into the matter.
Please do not send any personal information or deal with the above individuals. Based on the emails we have seen, we believe this is a typical job offer scam, where victims are asked to perform some tasks that include sending money to an address or a person overseas. The victim usually receives a cheque with an amount that is much larger than the amount they are asked to send back. The cheque is counterfeit, and usually takes a couple of days to bounce back from the bank, by which time the victim would have wired the money.
We are frustrated that our name is being used to commit a crime. We are also sorry that many people are hearing about us through this fraud campaign. We are victims the same way that the recipients of the emails are.
Finally, we encourage everyone out there to be very diligent in responding to emails and dealing with fraudsters. We thank those who notified us of the campaign that is using our name. We would like to repeatedly stress that we are not affiliated and we are not the company that sends unsolicited job offers.