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resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved visagovernor.com or smithgovernor.com — Fraud
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
Please check all the threads below, they promise to send UK visa supporting documents and they take postage fees but they send fake and incomplete documents. They make big promises as per their website and no live person to speak with.
Please check all these threads and messages from victims who got scammed including me
It is a fake agency. Plz aware all the people who want to be a member of this company. they lure you take yoiur money of 50 GBP & will not give any document.They are just cheaters.
Here is the story of one of the victim:
Is This a Fraud (Reminds me of Some Governors in the Philippines)?
July 29, 2009 by modernmariaclara
My friend, who is currently based in Dubai, stumbled upon the website of Visa Governor, a company that promises easy entry to the UK through student visas. At first, we tried to verify the authenticiy of the company. Their website looked “authentic”. They have business addresses in London and supposedly legitimate phone numbers. I tried calling their office from Luton, Bedfordshire but there was no one answering the phone.
I told my friend about it but it did not raise alarm bells in our silly heads. So, she went ahead and sent the money they required for them to mail her all the sponsorship documents that my friend needed like a sponsorship letter, their bank statement, school and work documents, etc – to which I agreed. Their way of doing business, according to how we understood their instructions is like this: they screen each online applicant based on the details the latter gives. Once they are satisfied, they inform the applicant that they are qualified to apply for a student visa.
Then, they ask the applicant to send them 48 sterling pounds for the mailing expenses of the documents the applicant allegedly needs to submit to the British Embassy wherever they are in the world, for visa processing. My friend and I were very excited. Alas! it was not to be that way for long.
When a letter came from Visa Governor, all that my friend saw inside the envelope was a 3-page incomplete bank account statment and nothing else. How in the world will my friend apply for a student visa with that document? She was supposed to apply as a student, with an assured school placement and job placement arranged by this fraudster of a company!
My friend has joined some social networking sites where she exchanged notes with other Visa Governor applicants. So far, none among the Filipinos who applied that she “met” in these sites have been successful with Visa Governor. There are at least two who said they were successful but they did not share how they did it. I think they were just planted there to contradict the complaints, but in reality are not successful applicants.
My dearest friends and kababayans, please be very careful. Even if we say that coming here to the UK through a student visa is very common nowadays, look for the right agency. If you have money, you can even apply by yourself, just look for the right school for you. You will save a lot on agency fees.
By the way, I checked Visa Governor with two business verification sites to check if the addresses in their website (two London addresses were cited there) are actually legitimate. In both instances, the addresses are true and correct but VisaGovernor did not come up as one of the businesses in any of these two addresses.
If Visa Governor turns out to be a legitimate company, then I am prepared to apologize. I would be very happy if they can prove me wrong – by actually making good on their promise to their clients, that they will help and sponsor them to come here.
This is a scam now and i dont want them to play with needy people anymore and i hope this may help others for future.. I have nomore interest in this company now.