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E-mail Scam Making Money: Masquerades QEH

Health workers residing in the African countries are continuously receiving fake e-mails offering promising job profiles as pharmacists at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in King's Lynn (UK), as reported in EveningNews24 on August 6, 2011.

The hospital only became aware of the fraud when a communication's director based at QEH received an e-mail from a recipient asking him to confirm the truth behind such an offer.

The fraudulent e-mail contained a fake contract and an appointment certificate by which, the recipient of the mail was offered a job with the QEH Trust as a pharmacist.

However, the Trust was also updated about one of the recipients being asked to pay an amount of £850 towards fulfillment of oath fees, certificate registration, and legalization fees.

The letter carries the QEH address and contact details and comprises one of the pictures of the building, which has practically no resemblance with the original QEH.

One of the addresses in the e-mail also contained an ymail instead of normal NHS suffix and a contact number, which on being called connects to a recorded music. However, research showed that the provided number was associated to a West African Financier, whose London office address is yet to be traced.

The spokesperson for the UK Border Agency, however claimed that the Trust is quite acquainted of the fake offers to foreign nationals masquerading the QEH and already nine such mails have been reported to the Trust's Local Counter Fraud Specialist, according to the news in Lynn News on August on 8, 2011.

Additionally, while addressing the claims, the spokesperson added that the offers to the recipients were all bogus and under no conditions does the Trust receive any payments for job offers or employment in the hospital.

However, the UK Border Agency's spokesman consoled of taking commendable action against any such bogus claims of jobs or misleading information about the UK immigration rules and visa application processes forwarded with the intention of cheating ignorant people.

The National Fraud Authority also affirmed cases of advanced fee frauds bagged from people in the name of either job offers or lottery awards.

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