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.