I applied online website in Radisson Hotel in UK, they are not asking for money, do u thnk this is not a scam?
From: Radisson Hotel <email@example.com>
To: jojan adolfo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 7:32 PM
Subject: Appointment Letter
130 Tottenham Court Road
London , W1T 5AY United Kingdom
Telephone: +44- 8719-747986
Fax: +44 (0) 20 73877394
Dear Ms. Jojan Adolfo,
This is an affirmation that your experience and qualifications where found successful for the requirements of Radisson Hotel London.
Note; that Radisson Hotel London, have reviewed your submitted Information and at the same time verify same from our Labour Consultant there will be a mandatory Orientation/Training Exercise for all Newly Employed Expatriates which will take place within the Work Metropolis of Radisson Hotel London and this Programmer will start 4 days on arrival for work sign-on.
Please find attached herewith, relevant document containing the Proto-type of your Contract Package for your perusal and approval. Upon thorough review and acceptance of this Contract Package, Firstly, you are required to Send us a Scanned Copy of the Acceptance page of the appointment letter.
Secondly, You are required to send us below details via E-mail
(A) Scan and send to us via E-mail a copy of your International Passport:
(B) Direct mobile number:
(C) Date of birth:
(E) Two small size Passport Photograph:
For the immediate processing, procurement and acquisition of your necessary clearance papers, Immigration documents with the UK HOME OFFICE and you shall be duly notified once your valid UK Residence and Work Permits Clearance Papers are completed for the immediate re-location to your duty Post and Job Commencement in record time.
The Radisson Hotel London will on conclusion of Procurement of your relevant Work permit & Resident Permit Documents, assist you in your Visa Application and as well. The Hard Copies of your Contract Document(s) will be delivered to you through Our Bank Diplomat to your postal address along with your 4Months up-front payment within 7 working days after a successful conclusion of all your relevant working and resident papers from the immigration and the Home Ministry by the Radisson Hotel London, this is to enable you settle all domestic needs before relocating to your duty post.
This is in line with the Expatriate Statuary Law of UK in compliance with the U.N. Terrorism Act. Should you require more information/clarification, Please feel free to contact the under sign person immediately.
Congratulations! On Your Contract Appointment.
Mr. A. M Brown,
Recruitment Manager Radisson Hotel London.
Telephone: +44- 8719-747986
WHAT DO YOU THINK? Scam or not?
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
There is no job and no legit company called that name.
Any phone number that starts with +44-70 or anything similar is not based in the United Kingdom. It is from a UK based cell phone redirect service that can be answered by anyone anywhere in the world. It is a favorite service of scammers who want to pretend to be in the United Kingdom but are really half way around the world from there.
There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.
The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "government visa official" or "travel agent" and will demand you pay, in cash, via Western Union or moneygram.
Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.
Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.
Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.
Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even partial sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
1) Job asks you to use your personal bank/paypal account and/or open a new one.
2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.
Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.
If you google "fraud visa job scam", "fake UK hotel job Western Union scam", "fake housekeeping job scam" or something similar, you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
- KittysueLv 77 years ago
100% SCAM for so many reasons
1 - Radisson will NEVER offer a job to anyone who has not had at least 2 interviews AT the hotel. They have a long and intensive recruitment process, often starting with a group assessment day at your nearest hotel. If you are successful, it will be followed by an interview with the HR manager at that hotel. Then you will be called back for 1-2 more interviews with both your line manager and the hotel's General Manager before any job is offered to you. If you were offered a job without a single face to face interview at a Radisson Hotel, then it's ALWAYS a scam as Radisson will NEVER employ anyone they have not met IN PERSON
2 - that is NOT the website of the Radisson in London. That is a fake website. HERE is the hotel's real website http://www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/london-hotel-...
3 - that is NOT the phone number of the Radisson. Their REAL phone number is +44 (0)20 7388 4131
4 - ALL recruiting for Radisson UK hotels is through their Careers website http://www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/section/about...
5 - If you are not an EU/EEA citizen, it would be illegal for any hotel to offer you a job as hotel workers are NOT on the government Shortage Occupation List and DO NOT qualify for a visa
6 - There is NO such thing as an Expatriate Statutory Law in the UK or UN Terrorism Act
7 - You NEVER send a copy of your passport to anyone for any reason. The ONLY way to get a UK visa is to appear IN PERSON at the British Embassy in your country and turn in your original passport as well as get fingerprinted and photographed. The processing cannot even begin until the Embassy has your fingerprints, photo and original passport
This is a scam to steal your money and identity. DO NOT respond for any reason and report to the site where you found the job posted
- KarenLv 44 years ago
Ha Ha that is so funny. Of course you cannot ask money back. Even though you was not in the room 24/7 they were "holding" the room for you so it was tied up and unusable. If you only wanted to pay for a bed you should have stayed in a hostel instead. On a more serious note: as to the person paying to use the room so a short time: Do not do that again, you could have compromised the security of the hotel by allowing an unauthorized person into the hotel, for all you know they could have been a thief or a rapist. The hotel, if they knew, would have the right to terminate your stay and kick you out to the curb.
- Anonymous7 years ago
It's a scam.
.org address. Radisson would use a .com or .uk ending. .org would not be appropriate, but grabbed by a scammer to look legit. (I just went over to the Radisson site. Their email address is email@example.com)
The English is stilted. Common for scammers as English is not their first language and/or their country uses a stilted variation of it.
Mention of a training program that you must attend as well as a mention of immigration laws. Not accurate, but they brought it up. I guarantee that if you foolishly reply to this email they will tell you, it's all set, but you need to wire them 1000 pounds to get the work visa approved. (Legitimate companies would pay the expense themselves.)
Even if you don't send money, you will have already given them your passport data so they can sell it to someone else.
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- Anonymous3 years ago
its uncertain there are basically several possible answers to this question...