Online scam offers employment in England

The British High Commission has asked police to investigate an online scam that promised the commission's help to get jobs for locals in exchange for a fee.

An official at the High Commission told Guardian Media that the scam was brought to their attention Monday when a job seeker called asking for information.

The official, who asked not to be named, said a website offered provisional contracts of employment at two hotels in Lancaster, England.

Applicants were asked to make a payment to indicate they were serious about taking the job.

A fake email address for top officials in the High Commission was included on the site.

The High Commission has published a disclaimer on its Facebook page alerting people to the scan, and clarifying that it does not perform any recruitment function for businesses in the United Kingdom.


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