“Over the past weeks, individuals who are part of organised crime groups, have been stealing the identities of high-ranking personalities in the principality and trying to establish personal contact with them, through email, text or video-conferencing via a WhatsApp-type application,” the government said in a statement Friday.
The elaborate scheme uses signed official documents on official letterhead, with phone calls that can display the switchboard number of these institutions.
The set up, which targets "community leaders or people with responsibility", uses the pretext of an urgent financial matter and asks for money to be transferred to foreign bank accounts, particularly in Asia.
Monaco-Matin additionally reports that a known journalist was contacted by a fake Prince Albert through WhatsApp and asked for money to help free a local journalist, supposedly kidnapped by an Islamist group.
Police have launched an investigation.
The Department of Public Security is calling for the utmost vigilance:
• be very cautious and sceptical about this kind of unusual communication;
• carry out direct and certain verification;
• contact the Judicial Police Division in case of such requests: +377 93 15 30 15 or email@example.com.
[caption id="attachment_29375" align="alignnone" width="640"] Amadeus Nice-Sophia Antipolis campus. Photo: Facebook Amadeus Nice[/caption]
Amadeus, the global provider of technology solutions for the travel and tourism industry, is looking to recruit 500 workers to its Nice-Sophia Antipolis site, where the company’s Research & Development centre is situated.
While the group employs 15,000 worldwide, the Nice location was rated “2016 Best Employer” by Capital Magazine, as well as the fifth best technology company to work for in France, above Microsoft and SAP.
"We value the work of our teams and offer them many advantages as well as attractive prospects for growth," says Magali Viano, Amadeus’ Director of Human Resources.
With 600 million reservations made a year, Amadeus sees 2018 as a pivotal year for the travel industry and new technologies, like blockchain and AI, and is planning to hire accordingly.
Job openings will include full-time positions, internships, and contracts in R&D, digital, marketing and project management for students, recent engineer, business school or university grads, C ++ developers, Java, marketing product managers, Pdef specialists, QA engineers, IT security and DevOps.
Only 20 minutes from Nice airport and in the centre of EU’s leading Technology hub, Amadeus’ campuses in Sophia-Antipolis are home to 3,800 people of some 70 nationalities.
“Our campuses offer an exceptionally multicultural environment where diversity is valued, and where more than. Our approach is agile and flexible, and our success story is based on collaboration and team spirit. Our work environment reflects this mindset and also favours a better work-life balance,” reads the company’s website.
To apply: www.linkedin.com/company/amadeus/jobs
The Junior Economic Chamber of Monaco (JCEM) will highlight finance during its first Business Time of 2018 with the theme being the attractiveness and prospects of Monaco as a financial centre.
The thematic networking event on Thursday, March 15, at CREM, the Club for Foreign Residents of Monaco, will be marked by presentations from three experts: Ben Robson, CEO of Spectrex Commodities and author of "Currency Kings: How Billionaires Traders Made Their Fortune Forex Trading;” Gregory Moscato, Director of Finance at the International University of Monaco; and David de Pariente, partner in the independent law and tax law firm Gordon S. Blair.
Financial activities are currently undergoing profound changes, both internationally and in the Principality. The speakers will demonstrate how Monaco is constantly adapting to attract investors and meet the increasingly demanding requirements of major players in the sector.
The talk at 6:30 pm will be followed by a networking cocktail. Tickets (€25) can be purchased online.
JCEM will also be holding a networking breakfast on March 22 under the topic: Monaco, towards a smarter city?
To be held at the Meridien Beach Plaza at 8:15 am, guest speakers will include Georges Marsan, Mayor of Monaco, on the topic of Police Optimisation and Smart Parking Deployment, and Paul Jolie, Digital Advisor to the Minister of State, on Smart City Strategy of the Prince's Government. Sign up here.
Tuesday 16 May, 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace:
"Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee with Dominique Valadié, Wladimir Yordanoff, Julia Faure and Pierre-François Garel.
Information: +377 93 25 32 27
Sunday 5 February, 6 pm, Rainier III Auditorium – Salle Yakov Kreizberg
Grande Saison series: symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus with Nikolai Lugansky (piano) and Olivier Vernet (organ). The programme features Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Rachmaninov and Camille Saint-Saëns. At 5 pm, as a prelude to the concert, there will be a presentation of the works by André Peyrègne
Information: +377 98 06 28 28