Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Brittania/Britania Hotels UK Job scam - Beware!!!

Brittania/Britania Hotels UK Job scam - Beware!!!

Job Seekers beware of the latest scam. Do not trust every job offer you receive from the job portals like Timesjob.com or JobBuzz or any other source. Below is an example of a job offer I received. It came from an email id - Britannia Hotels hr@britaniahotel.orgbritanniahotel396@gmail.com ; 

abroadjobs opportunity abroadjobsopportunity@hotmail.com




















Dear Applicant,
                        In response to your bio data received from Times jobs portal India the Britannia Hotel UK has received your resume for the ongoing recruitment exercise of this season and we have found interest in it, based on your qualification/experience, In respect of the job you are applying for in this Hotel we request you to kindly find the attached Job Application Form and Online Interview Form which are attached to this mail. We request you to Print out the Forms and fill it properly before scan it back to us.
This recruitment ends very soon so we request you to get this forms filled as soon as you receive this message then send it back to us.

Regards,
Mr Terry.
Human Resource Manager.
Britannia Hotel UK.




Third Email: from  Britannia Hotels hr@britaniahotel.org


DEAR APPLICANT,
                                THIS TO BRING TO YOUR NOTICE THAT YOU WERE FOUND SUITABLE TO WORK WITH US AT BRITANNIA HOTEL UK, AFTER SCREENING EXERCISE, WE CONGRATULATE YOU FOR YOUR SUCCESSFUL APPOINTMENTS IN OUR HOTEL
ATTACHED IS YOUR CONTRACT APPOINTMENT LETTER, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH IT CAREFULLY,THERE WILL BE NO NEED FOR FURTHER INTERVIEW AS YOUR APPOINTMENT IS BASICALLY ON THE INFORMATION WHICH YOU HAVE PROVIDED IN YOUR RESUME BEFORE SCREENING.
YOUR APPOINTMENTS LETTER HAVE BEEN FORWARDED TO YOU, WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO PROCESS YOUR VISA, IN INDIA WITH CONSULAR ANDREW MARCUS A SENIOR CONSULAR IN BRITISH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSION MUMBAI INDIA, AND CONTACT OF OUR CHAIRMAN THERE AT THE BRITISH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSION MUMBAI INDIA.
YOU ARE HEREBY REQUESTED TO CONTACT  CONSULAR ANDREW MARCUS, AND MAIL HIM AND ALSO CALL HIM THAT YOU ARE FROM, CHAIRMAN OF BRITANNIA HOTEL UK.

THE DESIGNATED DIPLOMAT CONTACT DETAILS IS BELOW`
BRITISH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSION MUMBAI INDIA.
CONSULAR ANDREW MARCUS
Phone: +918828490542.
Email:  ukembassyvfs@consultant.com (No government organization, especially an embassy uses generalized email domain. It's domain always end by .gov.countrycode. For example, .gov.in - India, .gov.uk - Britain, .gov.au - Australia)


MAKE SURE THAT YOU CALL HIM IMMEDIATELY ON HIS INDIA MOBILE NUMBER TO INFORM HIM THAT YOU GOT APPOINTMENT LETTER HERE.
ALSO, A COPY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT LETTER HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE IMMIGRATION HOME DEPARTMENT, WHERE A LETTER WILL BE APPROVED, FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR WORK PERMIT VISA, AND WILL BE SEND TO HIM.
KINDLY, DO THIS IMMEDIATELY, AND YOU SHOULD TRY TO COOPERATING WITH HIM, SO THAT HE CAN HELP YOU TO PROCESS THE VISA IMMEDIATELY AND YOU CAN RESUME WORK IMMEDIATELY ON 8/2/ 2018.


NOTE: WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVE YOUR SIGNED COPY OF THE CONTRACT AGREEMENT LETTER FOR OUR CONFIRMATION TO YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF OUR JOB OFFER WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.AND YOU MUST PAY YOUR VISA FEES TO CONSULAR ANDREW MARCUS SO THAT HE CAN START YOUR VISA PROCESS IMMEDIATELY.


REGARDS,
MR THOMAS TERRY.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER,
BRITANNIA HOTEL.
UNITED KINGDOM.








Above attachments may look legit. It has the letter head, the email address I received is from a company domain. But, I did some research, the real Britannia Hotels domain is https://www.britanniahotels.com .

I worked in Dubai in HR department and know this. No employer would take money from you to process your visa. If you are selected then you will have to sign the offer letter and forward your passport to your new employer. They will process the visa and will send you the visa with air tickets.
If they ask for you to bear the expense then it's definitely a spam.





I have attached the email body and files I received, so no one gets cheated in the future.

First Email from abroadjobsopportunity@hotmail.com
I responded because it said Timesjob portal.

Dear Applicant,
In reference to your Job Application we
received
from Times jobs, Kindly-forward a Copy of Your
Resume / CV to
(britanniahotel396@gmail.com) before the deadline
to Know if you
are eligible for the recruitment

screening.

Regards,
Terry



Second Email: from Britannia Hotels hr@britaniahotel.org



















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