UKBA issues warning, several cases of bogus offers reported.
26 May 2010: Looking for a job in the UK? Beware of bogus job offers targeting foreign nationals.
In its latest warning, the UK Border Agency has asserted several cases have been reported of bogus offers, where the names and titles of real UK Border Agency officials are used to add authenticity to apparent email scams.
Rob Yeldham, director of communications advised: ‘My name has been used in several apparent attempts to scam foreign professionals looking for work in the UK. We have referred cases to our security unit, but at this stage it is unclear what the nature of the scam is, or where in the world it is based. The best advice is to be careful of any unsolicited offers.’
The UKBA has asked the applicants to look out for:
– anything implying endorsement by an official – UK Border Agency staff never act on behalf of employers; and
– incorrect agency email addresses, for example, co.uk, or .com endings.
Remember, the UKBA’s website and emails end with gov.uk.