Reem Hotel — Fraud
This is all Fraud! I did my research prior to sending any personal documents and anyone asking for funds via Western Union is a scam. If you are interested in working for anyone in another country, do your research by verifying legal documents, embassy requirements, etc. Never send money via western union or the internet. A legal requirement to collect visa or work permit fees are done through an official government office.
This is similiar to the email scam saying you won money or someone claiming to work for an import official and they need to send you money...ALL FRAUD!!!
It makes me sick to think that these scammers are targeting skilled workers on legitimate career sites and it makes it tough to weed out the legitimate jobs from the scams! I am a highly skilled, college educated worker and the desire to work in another country has been a big dissapointment. I suggest researching through workpermits.com, expatriates.com or the desired country's local embassy.
The tip off was the request for funds via Western Union to a specific individual. Fees collected for visas, permits etc are not funded to one person...you are basically paying the scammer directly. Your funds will never reach the agency or government...and an email address from legitimate government entities are government emails, not free e-mail services like Excite, yahoo, etc.:
Here is a copy of the similiar e-mail I received after applying for a so-called legitimated job:
Requirements for American Citzens, EU National & Green card Holders
From: Excite User <[protected]@excite.co.uk>Add to Contacts
BRITISH WORKERS REGISTRATION CENT RE LONDON .
Department for Works and Pensions
117 Euston Rd., London
NW1 2SX United Kingdom
United Kingdom .
United Kingdom Employment Relations Act 2010(C. 18)
British Employment and Registration Workers Legal Services Contents:
Provided here are vital information's and resources for individuals moving, relocating or planning to work in companies or in any British organizations, Information about employment in Britain and Labour Markets for those considering to work in the United Kingdom for Americans citzens, EU National and American Green Card Holder.
Our offices have screened your document, which we received on your behalf, By the U.K Immigration Administrative Centre.We are proud to offer you our Premium Legal Service! The skill workers approval registration is the most comprehensive in British Workers Legal Service that we due offer to American Citzens and EU National.
You need a supporting document meanwhile we have already received a complete necessary document needed to register your Name from your Employer. all this document will be send to our UK Embassy in United States of America to enable their office issue you UK Working VISA. Kindly reach our office with this said document below,
1. Test medical report from any Hospital.
2. Two recent taking Passport Photo small sizes.
And because, we have found out that you have never been lived or worked in the United Kingdom, or ever before have a British Workers Registration Authorization Approval Certificate. You must agree with this particular British Workers Registration Laws & policies as appeared below.
YOU HAVE TO AGREE THAT" "
(1) If you commit any offense against the U.K Government during your stay in the United Kingdom, the U.K Immigration authority must return/deport you back to your country...
(2) You must respect all the Laws and regulations that guide the U.K Government during your stay here in United Kingdom...
Requirements for American Citzens, EU National andAmerican Green Card Holder .
How will the Workers Registration Scheme work in practice?
As soon as you get work in the UK, you will need to complete and register with British Workers Registration Scheme Center London.
You will then be provided with a worker's registration certificate allowing you to work and live in the UK while you are in that job. If you change jobs before you have worked continuously for 12 months, you will have to re-apply for registration.
Your Employer will also have to check that you have registered. It will be unlawful for any applicant to employ without register his/her Name Under British Workers Registration Scheme (unless you have already worked in the UK legally for 12 months uninterrupted).
The Workers Registration Scheme will take effect from the day you start Working in United Kingdom.
British Workers Registration fee of 396 pounds
How long will the registration certificate be valid for?
The registration certificate will be for 12 months.
Registration will lapse if the employment ceases within the first 12 months, for whatever reason. You will need to re-apply for worker registration each time you get a new job.
What will happen if I lose my job?
The registration certificate will only be valid for the duration of the employment, so it will not be valid if you lose or leave your job.
Can I take my family with me?
When you are legally working in the UK, your family members will have the right to reside in the UK with you.
If you are interested to effect your registration fee kindly use the Address below,
NOTE: THE ABOVE FEE / PAYMENT CAN BE MADE IN ANY OTHER CURRENCY WHICH SHOULD BE EXACTLY EQUAL TO THE GIVEN AMOUNT IF CONVERTED IN GREAT BRITAIN'S POUNDS.
*** MODE OF PAYMENT / TRANSFER FEE ***
WESTERN UNION PAYMENT ORDER ACCEPTED
THE PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE DIRECT TO OUR OFFICE HERE IN LONDON THROUGH WESTERN UNION INTERNATIONAL MONEY TRANSFER AGENT VIA OUR CHIEF ACCOUNTANT MANAGER: SEAN BROWN OF THIS OFFICE AS APPEARED BELOW:
RECEIVER'S NAME:SEAN BROWN
COUNTRY :UNITED KINGDOM
ADDRESS : 117 Euston Rd., London
THEN SCAN THE WESTERN UNION PAYMENT RECEIPT AS SOON AS PAYMENT IS
MADE AND SEND IT TO OUR OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION OR YOU CAN FORWARD THESE DATA TO US.
SENDER`S NAME: ____________________________________
AMOUNT PAID : _______________________________________
WESTERN UNION CONTROL NUMBER: ______________________________
COUNTRY OF SENDER : _________________________________
NOTE:WE ARE GIVEN YOU THE NEXT 96HRS TO REACH US WITH YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION'S.
The British Workers Registration Authorization Approval Certificate will be processed and sent to you immediately after the confirmation of the payment.
Note: You should make your position known to us as soon possible if you are agreed with this terms and conditions as stated above.
Ms.Catherine Crawford ESQ
British Workers Registration's Secretary of States for Works, Food and Rural Affairs