UK Visa Appeal has been contacted by a number of people who have been offered bogus jobs, within international companies, as part of a global immigration scam.
The jobs are posted onto a recruitment site. Once the person registers their interest in the role, they receive an email from an ‘agent’ asking for money to be transferred to take care of visa fees. In addition to the above, the email requests that the paperwork is sent to another address in the UK.
These bogus job offers promise a high salary or commission (or both), working at a famous or well-known establishment such as a hotel chain. These are not real. Once the money has been paid, the agent does not contact the person again. This is known as an ‘advance-fee fraud’.
There are hundreds of bogus websites on the Internet; offering bogus employment in the UK. These ‘agents’ normally use mobile telephone numbers and request that funds are sent via western union or similar. If you are in doubt, do not send any money overseas.