Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#349895 by dibby99 Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:34 pm
UK Immigration Services
Heron House,
88 Hampton Road West,
Feltham TW13 6DH,
United Kingdom

ATTN: xxxxx,

UK Immigration Services is a truly global company, formed by the merger of immigration leaders of all continents and the internal expansion. UK Immigration Services can boast of over 60,000 successful immigration cases completed worldwide over our collective history and hundreds of years of immigration experience on staff. UK Immigration Services is now one of the largest immigration firms worldwide and a clear leader in technology and service innovation.

This email is in reference to the application and issuance of all immigration documents required for you to legally live and work in the United Kingdom. We have been contacted by your employer, Firmdale Hotels London, in this regard and they have sent to us your Letter of Sponsorship and Employment Contract in accordance with the amendment to the Immigration, Asylum, and Nationality Act 2006, effective from 29 February 2008 which clearly stated that all employee seeking to work in the United Kingdom who are currently Non-Resident in the United Kingdom are required to provide proof of the Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Herewith are detailed information regarding the application and processing of all required immigration documents.

We currently act for over 50 multinational corporations, taking in almost every area of commercial activity is an indication of our flexibility, adaptability and success in meeting the varied immigration needs of the corporate world's growing, diverse business immigration service needs. Our founders, principals and professional immigration talent are recognized as opinion leaders internationally. Moreover, UK Immigration Services acts exclusively as the preferred immigration services provider to international relocation companies, top ranking accounting practices and international law firms..

Your employer Firmdale Hotels London have asked us to contact you on requisite information required to process supporting documents that would aid your travel down to your duty location to resume duties in record time. However included herewith are details and information regarding procurement of your travel documents and other supporting documents.

Firmdale Hotels London has mandated us to procure as well as process your relevant travel documents, immigration particulars and other supporting documents to facilitate your travel to United Kingdom for commencement of work in due time. With respect to the requirements and certifications and other supporting documents to be acquired, we wish to inform you of the Department of Expatriate Resources (DER) requirements which states that all expatriates who intend to work in United Kingdom must have attained all DER Certifications in various categories with respect to their contract engagements.

The reason for the review of this policy as communicated by the DER is to ensure that expatriates without Letter of Contract do not have to travel down to United Kingdom for any other reason other than the primary aim of commencement of work as required.

The DER Certifications will cost you the following:

1. DER Application Form/Approval - £115.00GBP
2. Flight Ticket and Visa Application fee - £970.00GBP (will be paid by Firmdale Hotels London)
Work/Resident Permits Registration fees:
(a) Expatriate Work Permit - £158.38GBP
(b) Foreign Affairs Certification - £120.10GBP
(c) Workers Registration Scheme (WRS) - £100.80GBP
(d) National Insurance (N.I) - £107.50GBP
3. DER Expatriates Quota Approval Charge in relevant categories £219.63GBP (will be paid by Firmdale Hotels London)

Total £600.78GBP (To be paid by you)

Please note that the cost of Visa and Prepaid Flight Tickets has been undertaken by your employer also.

This will enable us commence and finalize all your necessary Work Permit/Visa and registration of documents as we need to reach out to our contact in your embassy for immediate procurement of your visa and other supporting documents in record time.

As a result of time constraint for expatriates owing to the work commencement date, we ensure that you forward the information needed for the procurement of your required documents and thereafter we shall inform you on prompt.

Payment Procedures for All Permits Charges:

This would enable us initiate procurement of requisite documents which should be through by a week time if we receive all information after which documents (Hard Copy Agreement Letter, Prepaid Flight Ticket) would be packaged and sent to you via Courier Service Speed Delivery to enable you travel down to your duty location to resume duties in record time. You will also have to indicate in your response, the convenient hours to receive package on procurement to enable us make appropriate adjustments with the Courier Service.

However as regards your payment, the UK Visas and Immigration have instructed that all payment should be made directly to them.The UK Visas and Immigration have instructed that application and processing charges should be made via International Wire Transfer (MoneyGram Transfer). Transfer should be made with your name in the payment receipt as the sender. The money transfer should be made payable to their Accredited Account Officer (as the receiver) with the details stated below:

MR. Jonathan Owen
Heron House, 88 Hampton Road West, Feltham TW13 6DH, United Kingdom

You will be required to scan and send immediately copies of the following:

1. An address reachable by courier services for documents delivery.
2. Application Forms that are attached to this email.
3. Proof of payment (payment receipt)

Other immigration formalities as well as travel tickets will be provided by Firmdale Hotels London, and delivered alongside with your relevant documents and other supporting documents (Contract Engagement Documents after endorsement)

Note that processing of requisite documents takes 3-7 working days, and as soon it has been completed, we shall furnish to the British High Commission in your country as regard to update of schedule of your meeting with the British High Commission in your country for formal verification.

NOTE: If there is any part of this information that you do not understand perfectly, please do contact us immediately via email or contact your employer and we will get back to you Immediately with all the necessary information required.

As soon as we receive your filled forms and scan copy of your Proof of payment (payment receipt), we will immediately effect the processing of your documents. Do get back to us in due time. You should also be informed that you are required to fill and send these forms as soon as possible to enable us commence the processing of your immigration documents in due time. We hope that you do understand the content of this email and act as instructed.

Rooney Lance
Processing Officer
UK Immigration Services
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#349896 by dibby99 Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:36 pm
Firmadle Hotels

1 Ham Yard, London


United Kingdom

Dear xxxxx,

We have received your response to our questions sent to you in our previous email. The management of Firmdale Hotels found your answers satisfactory. Firmdale Hotels has conducted background investigations and reference checks on you. Upon a clearance of your background investigation and reference check which are satisfactory to us. You have shown us that you are competent and capable of delivery quality service here at Firmdale Hotels.

Firmdale Hotels is pleased to offer you a job. We trust that your knowledge, skills and experience will be among our most valuable assets. This job includes Retirement Benefit, Child care assistance, Education assistance, Health, dental, life and disability insurance, Vacation and personal days.

Attached is a copy of your Statement of Terms and Conditions/Contract of Employment. We would be grateful if you would return to us a signed copy of your Statement of Terms and Conditions/Contract of Employment. A hard copy of your Statement of Terms and Conditions/Contract of Employment will be posted to you separately when we have concluded this employment process. If you have any queries regarding this, please indicate these on the relevant sections on the document and return it to us as soon as possible so that we may discuss and resolve these prior to you joining us.

To accept the Company’s offer, please sign and date this letter in the space provided. If you accept our offer.This letter, along with any agreements relating to proprietary rights between you and Firmdale Hotels, set forth the terms of your employment with the Company and supersede any prior representations or agreements including, but not limited to, any representations made during your recruitment, pre-employment negotiations, whether written or oral. This letter, including, but not limited to, it’s at-will employment provision, may not be modified or amended except by a written agreement signed by the President of the Company and you.

This offer of employment will terminate if it is not accepted, signed and returned by via scanned email attachment. We look forward to your arrival at Firmdale Hotels and We have confident that you will play a key role in our company's expansion.

For more information and inquiries you can send us email or Call if you have any questions or concerns.

Lisa Brooklyn-Fuhres
Director of Human Resources & Training

Tel:+44 20 3322 4183

+44 (0)20 3095 3967

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Any unauthorized dissemination, distribution or copying, direct or indirect, of this e-mail and any attachments is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the sender and destroy the message and delete any copies held on your systems. Firmdale Hotels accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this e-mail. Thank you for your co-operation
Last edited by Bryon Williams on Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:01 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Removed personal information.
#349898 by dibby99 Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:16 pm
UK Immigration Services
Heron House,
88 Hampton Road West,
Feltham TW13 6DH,
United Kingdom

ATTN: xxxx,

We are very happy to inform you that all your immigration documents have been approved. Your Foreign Affairs Certificate, Work Permit Certificate, Workers Registration Scheme, Resident Permit and National Insurance has been approved by the UK Visas and Immigration. The Hard Copy of your Foreign Affairs Certificate and all other supporting documents which includes your Letter of Approval Of Visa, Workers Registration Scheme Certificate, Resident Permit from your employer, National Insurance, Work Permit Certificate, Sponsorship/Invitation Letter, Contract Terms of Agreement, Open Flight Ticket, a certified cheque from your employer and your Appointment Letter will be sent to you via a speed Courier Service (Dart Air Services Ltd) to your designated address. All documents has been sealed, packaged and forwarded to the Courier Service for onward speed delivery to your address.

However, you have to make payment for the Delivery Charges of your Parcel which contains the documents mentioned above. We have informed your employer and also sent them a copy of this email. The charges you are required to pay to enable Dart Air Services Ltd deliver your parcel to you is the total sum of £550.00GBP. You are to make the payment via MoneyGram in favor of our Account Officer with the details below and we will remit the payment to Dart Air Services Ltd.


V.A.T (5%).............................£90.00
Last edited by Bryon Williams on Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:23 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Removed personal information.
#349899 by dibby99 Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:19 pm
I am ashamed of myself..I wish i researched on them before sending any money to them.
I sent them 600.78euros lucky enough i trusted my instincts after they asked me to send the courier charges and thats when i just googled and found the same exact scams that have been doing rounds.


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