Dhaka::The British High Commission in Dhaka on Saturday urged Bangladesh nationals to beware of false offers of employment in the UK from websites and e-mail addresses for jobs that do not exist.
It expressed concern over the increase in online employment scams targeting Bangladesh nationals.
According to the High Commission, scammers provide the victims with multiple false documents, including some they claim are issued by the Home Office and other UK government departments, which is untrue.
They ask the victims to make payments to secure their “work permit” and “visa application”. Fraudsters may advertise overseas employment through different job websites or contact potential victims directly.
The British High Commission also listed some of the typical tactics of the fraudsters that include setting up fictitious job offers using details of UK businesses who are not actually offering any employment; using fictitious telephone numbers, names of officials and email addresses that may appear official but are not and asking for a registration fee to secure a work permit and UK visa.
It noted that there is no such thing as an “employee registration fee” in relation to UK visas.
The British High Commission urged the public to report to the nearest police station or the commission itself If they receive any suspicious emails or other communication from someone claiming to be from the UK Home Office and requesting personal information.