The Anonymous Widower

Job Scam – Hyde Park Hotel

I’ve stayed in the Hyde Park Hotel and very good it was too.  But it is now called the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, so when I got the e-mail below I thought something was not correct. It now turns out there is now a new hotel called The Hyde Park Hotel, so I suspect that the scam is based on the fact that the hotel has just opened and it has a very good name to use to fool people.

Good day, I am applying through online and Hyde Park Hotel send me an application form and other documents regarding my application. I’ve done in the documents for for signing with that documents and email them back for the documents. Then day past they e-mail me back again they advice me to Print the Employment form out and fill it up then forward the filled Employment form to UK Home Immigration  Office for your work visa process, through their e-mail contact address,

Then after that the UK Home Immigration email me back they are requiring me to pass some of the necessary documents in order to process my visa. I have pass all the documents except one of their requirements and that is the LABOUR AUTHORIZATION CERTIFICATE from the UK Labour Department Office with their contact e-mail address,

They require me to contact that e-mail address so I have send an e-mail that I am inquiring on their office about the Labour Authorization Certificate. Then day past I have receive an e-mail from UK Labour Department Office. The E-mail contains Labour Research Department, Department for Work and Pensions, Richmond House 79 Whitehall , London SW1A 2NS, UNITED KINGDOM , TEL +44703 180 4830.

Their message contains below :-

We’re here by sub-let you be aware,  that you are obliged to send to our office, these below documents, for the further procession & approval of your labour  Authorization certificate, as well as the regime dispensation fee: (176 Pounds per each applicant), to facilitate our office approval coverage & sending of your skilled workers  labour Authorization certificate, which we have customary & promise to process now. When writing back to us, you’re urging to send together with yours:

1. Full Photo Picture of yours; one copy.
2. Your Contract Agreements Letter; from Hyde Park Hotel Management.
3. Your labour processing Authorization certificate fee; total amount = (176 GBP. per each applicant)

Ours office received your visa  file references number, from the Immigration Visa subdivision   and bear in mind that after 6 working days without your  accomplishment & forwarding  of these required documents to our office back, for further procession of your labour Authorization certificate, we will lapse your visa ref  file number including  all the documents, which you sent to us.
You’re instructed to use this information when transferring your processing fee to our office.
Payment must be made through western union money transfer order, to our office.. You have to use the name of our office financial department Accountant to make your payment, and then forward it together with your affirmations to us.
Here are the essentials details that you have to use for the payment processing fee at any western Union Agent/ Bank there in your country.
ADDRESS :  79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS, UK .
Also you have to attach the payment transfer slip from the bank, for our office verification too.
Ones more you’re welcome to our beautiful country United Kingdom , with due respect we did appreciate your efforts towards the preparation of your work approval code & permit procession with ours office. Ours administration has staffs that, speaks five different Eastern-European languages in total, which enables them to screen candidates more effectively and promptly, then deal with day-to-day issues with temporary entering visitors.
This Labour sector is meant for overseas workforce programme section, for skilled workers registering and maintaining of their personal work details in strict compliance with Home Office requirements on prevention of illegal migrants & illegal work force’s in UK Cities..
Here our director general must stamp and sign your { UK Skilled Workers  
Labour Authorization Certificate} and then file it in our labour statistics as to be use during the pension service also must be approved before the Immigration office can granted you visa pin code.

This subdivision has close relationship with HM Immigration Office London, where your visa approval code will be issue to you, after we have approved you’re: (L.A.C) which must be done immediately we received the above requested documents and the Labour government processing fee, from you to enable us proceed further also in aspect of registering your information’s for pensions and pension schemes.
We look forward to helping you come to the United Kingdom !
Best Regards,
Mr Wilson Larry
Minister of State (Work)  
Department for Work and Pensions

It contains all of the clues; e-mail addresses from Yahoo and Googleman, expensive +4470 phone numbers, bad and US spellings etc.

Note that Wilson Larry or Larry Wilson does not seem to exist and I can’t find any other posting of this scam on the Internet, so it may be a very new scam.

Don’t ever send these crooks any money.

February 24, 2010 - Posted by | Computing | , ,


  1. I also do have encountered the same situation and it’s really obvious that HYde Hotel is fake. I would also let everybody know my previous experience involving employment scam. I hope everybody will be aware of person name “Basil Boyack” who offers really good job oppurtunities in London but he only aims to get your money, then leave you empty handed.

    Comment by sarah | March 23, 2010 | Reply

    • Hello Sarah, lavina here from India, can you please give me a little information about Basil Boyack as you said it is a scam …because I have been offered a job as a private nurse by him ,but before procedures further I need to have a clarity on it .kindly reply back and help me through

      Comment by Lavina Rathi | October 25, 2022 | Reply

      • I too recieved their offer

        Comment by Nitheesh | November 9, 2022

      • I too received as a private nurse

        Comment by Boogavarapu | November 11, 2022

      • Hi Lavina am trees a from India I also got a mail from them related to a caregiver nurse vacancy

        Comment by Minnu George | December 16, 2022

      • Do not give any money this man is scammer

        Comment by Heather | December 16, 2022

      • I too got this offer from besil boyack like private nurse . Is this really scam ? Please let me know sisters , brothers.

        Comment by Sudharsan | February 5, 2023

      • I too received the offer of private nurse . But comes to know it’s fake

        Comment by Kochurani | March 13, 2023

  2. please this job about Hyde park hotel is it true?are there still vacancies in this hotel?lets know the truth please.I’m now suppose to pay 95 pounds to be give a labor authorization certificate.should i pay this money or not?

    Comment by william | April 17, 2010 | Reply

  3. Don’t pay these crooks any money!

    No legitimate UK Agency would use googlemail or yahoo.

    Comment by AnonW | April 17, 2010 | Reply

  4. Good day to you.. i have been one of this scam.. i received those message also.. Royal Oxford Hotel and Hyde Park Hotel are Job Scam.. because they said to send my documents.. and they have said that they will answer all the payment fees.. but at the end they have said that i will pay my processing fee for my Labor to a personal account of Lorenzo Rizzi trough Western Union also.. Good thing for me that i did not comply when it comes to money.. thanks for posting this Alert Job Scam..

    Comment by Amelita Oronos | April 27, 2010 | Reply

  5. No problem.

    Comment by AnonW | April 27, 2010 | Reply

  6. Thank god i found this site Hayy guys Is the oxford hotel london Vacancy 2010‏ If fake or not they offerning me to apply does any body know what is that??

    Comment by Adddi | May 25, 2010 | Reply

  7. dear sir
    i am willing to work in your hotal tell me what i do.

    Comment by Naila sadaf | July 9, 2010 | Reply

  8. I have nothing to do with any hotel. If you received an e-mail it is a scam designed to defraud you of your money. Ignore it.

    Comment by AnonW | July 9, 2010 | Reply

  9. Oh, thank you for your post and sharing experience.
    I’ve just printed out the advertisement and send email to express my interest to apply the position.

    But now, I have to forget it.

    Once again, thank you

    Comment by z03r4 | July 15, 2010 | Reply

  10. thanks alot for the information that i got from your website.i was to send 300 pounds of workers authorization certificate to Mrs Carolina Daniels but after coming across your warning she is now history
    thank you

    Comment by pius mwololo | July 18, 2010 | Reply

  11. I hope that you use the money you saved to do something better!

    Best of luck in whatever you decide to do, but I suspect hotel jobs in the UK won’t be featuring.

    Comment by AnonW | July 18, 2010 | Reply

  12. I was also a victim of that scam, but I never gave them money. Is there anything we can do to stop them? Can we retrieve the information sent to them? Thanks a lot. You’re an eye opener to us false hoping for that scam.

    Comment by jaki | July 22, 2010 | Reply

  13. oh my gosh!! my father was about to send money when i accidentally opened this site!! thank God i called my father immediately and stopped him from sending the money.thank you very much Anonymous saved my father from this.thank you thank you!!

    Comment by anonymous girl | July 29, 2010 | Reply

  14. OMG..i was about to send them money when i accidentally saw your site in google..thank you so much for this. i saved 395 pounds. this crooks should pay for giving as false hope to work in aware of this person DAVE BANKS vacancy manager.

    Comment by ria | July 29, 2010 | Reply

    ADDRESS : 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS, UK.

    BEWARE OF THIS PERSON AS WELL..they are also behind the scam!!

    Comment by ria | July 29, 2010 | Reply

  16. Thanks for the information. Can I ask a question? If we apply for a job abroad through internet is it direct hiring? Do we have to spend money in applying? Or our employers is the one who will be the one to shoulder all the expenses?

    Comment by Priscilla Nafarrete | July 30, 2010 | Reply

  17. Thanks for the information about the Hyde Park Hotel scam. Can I ask a question? Do we have to spend money in applying for a job abroad or the employers will be the one to shoulder all the expenses?

    Comment by Priscilla Nafarrete | July 30, 2010 | Reply

  18. Employers are the one that should pay you money, thats why its called a job, and embassys are the only place to get work permits from, anything other than that is a scam.

    Comment by rabih | August 3, 2010 | Reply

  19. Well said, Rabih. I dread to think how many people have fallen for this scam and have lost money.

    I found this helpful page from the UK Border Agency on the web.

    The trouble is that these crooks make out that they have exemptions from the now very strict rules for jobs in the UK.

    Comment by AnonW | August 4, 2010 | Reply

  20. thanks iwas ask to send 206 pounds to collect my labour certificate it is true

    Comment by oriade | August 4, 2010 | Reply

  21. No! There is no job at all. You’re dealing with crooks.

    Comment by AnonW | August 4, 2010 | Reply

  22. DEAR MAM

    Comment by Naila sadaf | August 5, 2010 | Reply

  23. You habe not received an e-mail from me! Ignore it as it’s from crooks, who will give you nothing.

    Comment by AnonW | August 5, 2010 | Reply

  24. thanks all of you to save my money…..

    Comment by sandy | August 20, 2010 | Reply

  25. Thanks for this,I have already contract from HydePark Hotel,they just send it thru e-mail,and my working is already processing thru the e-mail of the British Immigration that they also given me,no money involved yet,is this one of the scam also?

    Comment by Penelope | August 25, 2010 | Reply

  26. You have to wait and see, can you post some of the emails that they sent you?

    Comment by rabih | August 25, 2010 | Reply

  27. It sure is a scam!

    Comment by AnonW | August 25, 2010 | Reply


    Head office in UK :
    Address: 23-25 Leinster Sq, W2 4NE, London, UK,

    Website at:
    Address: 23-25 Leinster Sq, W2 4NE, London, UK


    ( 1) Complete Names – first / second / last name —
    ( 2 ) Sex ——
    ( 3 ) Nationality ——–
    ( 4) Position Applied for

    (5) A Scanned copy of ID or Passport.

    Email the above back to and

    Note : These required data can even be written in C.V / Resume .

    Single Application :
    A single applicant ( non-group applicant ) are presidely needed & accepted .

    Group Application :
    Group application are accepted . Applicants can apply in group of 1- 20 men / women .
    Location; The Hyde Park Hotel in UK located at South Kensington and adjacent to Chelsea is close to some of the most famous and enjoyable activities and sights London has to offer.
    The Gallery Hotel
    The Hyde Park Hotel in UK is located at the exclusive area of South Kensington in the London city area. This excellent location allows guests staying in The Hyde Park Hotel easy access to many of the city’s major tourist attractions, exclusive The Hyde Park Hotel in UK is located at the exclusive area of South Kensington in the London city area. This excellent location allows guests staying in The Hyde Park Hotel easy access to many of the city’s major tourist attractions, exclusive shopping, commercial and business districts .
    The Hyde Park Hotel offers superb hotel facilities with a professional and personal service. Accommodation in The Hyde Park Hotel comprises of 45 well appointed rooms and 3 luxury suites ideal for leisure and business travelers or long stay guests.



    HOTEL SUPERVISORS —————— £4,500
    SALES MANAGERS ————————— £3,400
    HOTEL SUB-MANAGERS——————— £3,800
    ACCOUNTANTS ———————–£3,500
    RECEPTIONIST ——————————– £2,550
    CLERK ——————– ———————- £ 2,450
    COOK /CHIEF ————————£2,200
    BAR ATTENDANT —————————– £2,200
    STEWARDS ——————£2,000 POUNDS
    CLEANERS ————————-£2,100 POUNDS
    SECURITY OFFICERS ————— £2,000
    DRIVERS ———————- —-£2,050
    STORE KEEPER —————————–£2,150
    LAUNDRY —————————————£2,150
    CAR GUILDS ———————————— £2,000 GATE ATTENDANT—————————–£2,000
    WAITERS / WAITRESS —————–£2,150
    ROOMS LEADERS —————–£2,000
    COMPUTER OPERATORS——————– £2,450
    HAIR SALOON————————————£2,150
    We welcome your stay at Hyde park hotel .
    Newly employees / workers are mostly needed soon.
    Apply now with the required personal or group data as indicated above .

    The management of Hyde park hotels are in need of workers whom employment will be granted to work at the Hyde park hotels for 1-3 years or more.The Hyde park hotel management are in charge to take care of the accommodation & flight tickets only.The employees wil be responsible for work permit and visa processing fees which is subject to refund after resumption of work.

    We give the best hotel services , Now You are welcome at the Hyde park hotels , Lodge, Fun , Sports , training , entertainment, maintenance & more …………


    Comment by Magno | August 26, 2010 | Reply

    • hello sir
      I m Adnan, form karachi, Pakistan. i need a any jobs in hotels. i like uk and i m poor guy. i m matric pass and i need a job. give me a any jobs i m very upset in my contry jobs. take care

      Comment by adnan ahmed | April 2, 2011 | Reply

      • Dear Sir
        my name Arsalan. i m from pakistan. give me any jobs i m waiting your reply

        Comment by arsalan | April 2, 2011

  29. Now they have sent me this:

    1. Tell us about yourself

    2. Why did you leave your last job?

    3. What experience do you have in this field?

    4. Do you consider yourself successful?

    5. What do co-workers say about you?

    6. What do you know about this organization?

    7. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?

    8. Are you applying for other jobs?

    9. Why do you want to work for this organization?

    10. Do you know anyone who works for us?

    11. What kind of salary do you need?

    12. Are you a team player?

    13. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

    14. If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?

    15. Have you ever been asked to leave a position?

    16. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization

    17. Why should we hire you?

    18. Why do you think you would do well at this job?

    19. What kind of person would you refuse to work with?

    20. What is more important to you: the money or the work?

    21. Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor

    22. What has disappointed you about a job?

    23. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.

    24. Do your skills match this job or another job more closely?

    25. What motivates you to do your best on the job?


    26. Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?

    27. Would you be willing to relocate if required?

    28. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own?

    29. Do you think you are overqualified for this position?

    30. Describe your work ethic.




    Comment by Magno | August 26, 2010 | Reply

  30. It’s a rip off! Don’t waste your money!

    Comment by AnonW | August 26, 2010 | Reply

  31. I wasn’t planning on sending them any money if they asked for it. Anyways, I’ve just e-mailed them and asked for proof that their job offer is genuine and not a scam. Let us see whether they’ll be sending any.

    Comment by Magno | August 26, 2010 | Reply

  32. please tell me is this one too fake,Ambassadors Hotel,i was sent a mail to send 300 pounds to Receivers Name 😦 Mrs. Carolina Daniels) Financial Accountant.

    Destination: Richmond house, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A2NS. United Kingdom.

    Overseas Labour Service Department Office ,for my official fee is they say .i was preparing to do this tomorrow so please tell me if this site is fake or not and whether theres something :like uk labour skill workers certificate in order to process your visa documents to work in the uk.again whether this email is the valid email of the uk labour office,

    Comment by Genius | August 29, 2010 | Reply

  33. please tell me is this one too fake,Ambassadors Hotel,i was sent a mail to send 300 pounds to Receivers Name 😦 Mrs. Carolina Daniels) Financial Accountant.

    Destination: Richmond house, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A2NS. United Kingdom.

    Overseas Labour Service Department Office ,for my official fee as they say .i was preparing to do this tomorrow so please tell me if this site is fake or not and whether theres something :like uk labour skill workers certificate in order to process your visa documents to work in the uk.again whether this email is the valid email of the uk labour office,

    Comment by Genius | August 29, 2010 | Reply

  34. It’s fake. Don’t send the money!

    Comment by AnonW | August 29, 2010 | Reply

  35. > Subject: RE: Job offer
    > Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:20:25 +0100
    > From:
    > To:
    > Dear Magno,
    > We are not advertising for any job position in this moment so you should consider the advert as a scam.
    > Feel free to contact us for any other queries.
    > Kind Regards,
    > Anamaria Nicolaescu
    > Reservations

    Comment by Magno | August 30, 2010 | Reply

  36. My advice: Don’t send ’em ANY money.

    Comment by Magno | August 30, 2010 | Reply

  37. Magno, that looked like it came from the hotel. I assume it did, so it’s now absolutely clear that there is no job and it’s a scam.

    But how do we make sure others don’t get conned out of money they can’t afford.

    I would suggest that if you receive one of these e-mails, you ignore it. But you might phone your local radio station and warn others.

    Comment by AnonW | August 30, 2010 | Reply

  38. Calling my local radio station (I live in Brazil, and there are so many of them here) wouldn’t work, I think. See, I found their advertisement at the Graig List, but afterward when I googled it I noticed they have the same fake ad posted all over the internet, in lots of different online classifieds and jobs boards (though they change the hotel’s name sometimes). We can only hope people are smart enough to do some research before engaging in such a thing. I have done research even before they could have asked me for money, as soon as they asked me to send them a scanned copy of my passport (I thought it wasn’t safe).

    Comment by Magno | August 31, 2010 | Reply

  39. It’s education and the research it tells you to do that stops these scammers getting any money.

    Comment by AnonW | August 31, 2010 | Reply

  40. This sort of thing has been around too long and can’t be exterminated that easily. After all, ANYONE can post anonymous ads such as this one on the internet and there is always gonna be people to fall for them. Too bad…

    Comment by Magno | August 31, 2010 | Reply

  41. Who was it said that there’s one born every minute. Sad but true! I have a friend, whose 98-year-old mother is always sending money to 419 scams and wonders why she never gets the millions offered. You would have thought it possible to have a mode in an e-mail program, that meant you couldn’t open and/or reply to spam.

    Comment by AnonW | August 31, 2010 | Reply

  42. Oh, I see..

    Comment by Magno | August 31, 2010 | Reply

  43. I hate scammers but it seems it be bad karma for lacking common sense. I found it extremely difficult to make sense of any of the writing.

    All GOVERNMENT emails end in the domain extension they would never use free email account providers (as you mentioned)

    I LOVE how they did the +4470 .. instead of 070 … but its a personal number, very expensive which masks on another number. Failing that, if you weren’t aware of that, an 07 number would be a mobile number (they are apart from 070) and a Government department wouldn’t have a mobile number as a main number to call. These days its like to be an 0845 if not an 020.

    I assume they picked an 070 instead of 0845 as they intend to mask the number on a mobile phone number (otherwise for 0845 they would need to pay approx 30p minute to receive the call on a mobile).

    Of course it is aimed at overseas… although the scam is a scam so is wrong, you shouldn’t be trying to buy your way in. It is a job, they should be paying you! First thing anyone would do is see the official website regarding visas before they even considered a job here. If they want to be an illegal worker then it deserves them right.

    Comment by Flexible New Deal | September 1, 2010 | Reply

  44. The ad isn’t aimed at those who intend to be illegal, since it says the applicant will (ultimately) have to pay the visa processing fees (which are supposed to be “refunded” once he’s hired), and it’s intended to fool foreigners, since people from outside the UK wouldn’t know a thing about phone numbers starting with 070, 44, 0845 etc or about domain extensios for websites in England.

    Comment by Magno | September 1, 2010 | Reply

  45. *Extensions.

    Comment by Magno | September 1, 2010 | Reply

  46. I am very thankful to all who posted and shared their feedback here, these scammers are getting good, they used to try to give you millions via obscure accounts forgotten in Africa, but this is a new angle. I was amazed at all the detail they have worked out. I appreciate the heads up about the number series in England, that was a new one. Just be careful when you try to find work, now a days no one should be trusted when money is involved until you have absolute proof.



    Comment by Fallen | September 16, 2010 | Reply

  47. Well said, Fallen!

    If more people post and warn, then this might help to protect the vulnerable!

    Comment by AnonW | September 16, 2010 | Reply

  48. As long as people take some precautions and do some research online before sending them money or anything. That is what I did, Thank God.

    Comment by Magno | September 16, 2010 | Reply

  49. is it scam or genuine
    dear candidate,


    This is an Affirmation that your Experiences and Qualifications

    were found suitably qualified for the requirements of HYDE-PARK HOTELS

    London. This document attached embodies the approved Terms for the

    purpose of this contract.

    Now, you have to contact the Diplomatic personnel appointed by

    The British High Commission in India with the copy of the appointment

    letter attach below for the procurement of your Valid Visa and

    work/residence permit papers as we are having a contract agreement

    with them for the easiest acquisition of employees necessary valid

    traveling document. Now, you have to contact the Diplomat for

    acquisition of your Visa, work/residence permit papers which will

    empower you to live and work in United Kingdom also sign the Contract

    agreement and send to him. Note that you must inform him that you got

    the below attach appointment letter from HIDE-PARK




    Diplomat. Mr Tony Martins

    British High Commission, India.

    Phone: 00917827505477

    He will process our expatriates their Valid travel papers

    from British embassy India, because we have sent all document

    required for your two years work permit visa application to British

    embassy in India for Visa processing. This diplomat was appointed

    by the British High Commission to process our selected candidate’s

    visa in India to avoid refusal or denial of Visa/Permits by British

    Embassy in your country. We urge you to comply and cooperate with him

    so as to enable you get your Valid Up Employment Visa, Work/ Residence


    Also remember that any Expenses you make on the process of

    registering your documents shall be refunded back to you on joining.

    As you submit your expenses report.

    Be informed that once the process is completed your hard

    copies of appointment letter/contract agreement will be delivered to

    you via DHL Courier Service.

    We look forward to receive your signed copy of the

    appointment letter for our confirmation to your acceptance of our Job

    Offer with the terms and conditions therein.

    Contact the diplomat immediately to start visa processing

    because you have to resume in office on 29th of octomber 2010. Update

    us with the process between you and the Diplomat in charge of your

    Visa, in case of advice where necessary. Congratulations!!!

    Mr. Frank Ben

    Appointing Authority

    The Hyde Park Hotel London


    Comment by shahid malik | October 2, 2010 | Reply

  50. — Probably.

    ” Also remember that any Expenses you make on the process of

    registering your documents shall be refunded back to you on joining.

    As you submit your expenses report.”

    — That is the trap. They will soon ask you to pay some fees in order to have your visa processed, and they assure you that the amount you spend will be refunded as soon as you “resume in office”. But then once you give them the money you stop hearing from them and never get to see it back.

    Comment by Magno Lima | October 3, 2010 | Reply

  51. I had just sent out a copy of my passport after replying to the questions in Comment 29. I am worried now. What should I do about my passport? 😦 Please advise

    Comment by Pyo Ng | October 10, 2010 | Reply

  52. Well, let us just see what they will reply.

    Comment by Magno Lima | October 10, 2010 | Reply

  53. This was their reply this morning after i submitted the photocopy of my passport…


    Dear successful applicant,

    Please find the attached employment bio-data form.Please fill out and email a copy back to me and also to the British immigration to process your work permit via email – and a copy to have sent a letter to the British immigration to process your work permit as soon as possible.we will courier you all necessary original documents concerning your employment as soon as your work permit is Issued.We will also buy your flight tickets as soon as you are ready to resume work with us.All details will be couriered to you shortly.

    Yours faithfully,

    E. Owen

    Comment by Pyo Ng | October 10, 2010 | Reply

  54. IT’s all fraud. The e-masil addresses could not be anything proper.

    Comment by AnonW | October 10, 2010 | Reply

  55. ?? (sounds like a domain you get at (that’s even worse. Although I do not live in England I doubt their e-mail domains would be anything like Yahoo! or London..)

    Comment by Magno Lima | October 11, 2010 | Reply

  56. would they do anything with a copy of a passport? cos i’m still worry about it :/

    Comment by Pyo Ng | October 11, 2010 | Reply

  57. I’m not sure they will. I suspect they will just ask for that in order to make you believe they are real deal.

    Comment by Magno Lima | October 12, 2010 | Reply

  58. fuck them.. same shit happened to me this time from

    ADDRESS : 52 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1JG,London

    be aware this is new a scam..

    Comment by Yehia Adham | October 31, 2010 | Reply

    • same thing is now happening to me… good thing my brother went to the immigration to confirm and did not rely with this shit email of this people!

      oxford hotel! this people are taking advantage! they should be punish!

      Comment by Sarah | November 5, 2010 | Reply

  59. I almost sent the 130 GB pounds yesterday thru western union as payment for the British labour approval certificate. I had second thoughts and search the internet about scam emails. The hotel employer where applied is the same as in the scam emails. Good thing i did not send. the money is already big and maybe there will be more to be asked.
    Do you think i am about to be a victim of scam. Already partially perhaps. I spent a lot of time, work and money for the letters, printing and scanning of the documents. These were done downtown.

    Comment by tol | October 31, 2010 | Reply

  60. thank you Mr. Magno Lima and AnonW. God bless you for your help.
    Is it not possible for you to post the real email address of the British Immigration and British Labour Offices?
    Also the real telephone numbers of Hyde Park Hotel and other popular hotels mentioned in the scam complaints? Better if you include the authorized vacancy manager.
    I have read some of the comments. It seem it differs in the fee of of obtaining the labour certificate.What is really the legal one if any.
    Thank you again.

    Comment by tol | October 31, 2010 | Reply

  61. All of these messages are designed to extract money from you. There are no jobs at these hotels except through official channels, of which I have no knowledge.

    Comment by AnonW | October 31, 2010 | Reply

  62. I am surprised why these scammers cannot be caught.they already gave their names and addresses when they asked for payment through Western Union or other couriers.
    I supposed they cannot claim the money transfer without the ID. Could it be that they are using ID with fake names and addresses?
    Ok. I gave up.It is really difficult to trace these experts in their own field.We need a modern 007 perhaps.
    Now it is hard to know which one is real or not.It is not fair to the real ones.Maybe the best thing to do is not to look for jobs on-line unless referred to by friends.
    They sad thing is there will be others who will still be victimized. Many are desperate to get jobs. Some will know it is a scam, only when they have come to their senses or read this website but unfortunately have sent their hard earned money.Bye bye
    At first even if suspicious, applicants always take the risk and later became attached or hyped after the exchange of letters.
    One more enquiry. Do you know of Central Park Hotel, London hiring applicants for hotel jobs? I intend to believe that this is real.
    Anyway as others will say,”TRUST BUT VERIFY’.

    Comment by tol | October 31, 2010 | Reply

  63. lol @ “We need a modern 007 perhaps.”

    Comment by Magno Lima | October 31, 2010 | Reply

  64. @ Tol – I don’t really have the real British Immigration Office (I live in Brazil) nor the phone # of the actual Hyde Park Hotel. I believe you can find both on the internet (Google has all the answers!).

    I must tell you, however, that while I was doing my research on that (before sending them the scanned copy of my passport of answering that looong questionnaire of) I came across the Hotel’s e-mail address and e-mailed them about the job offer. Here’s what I got:

    > Subject: RE: Job offer
    > Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:20:25 +0100
    > From:
    > To:
    > Dear Magno,
    > We are not advertising for any job position in this moment so you should consider the advert as a scam.
    > Feel free to contact us for any other queries.
    > Kind Regards,
    > Anamaria Nicolaescu
    > Reservations
    > The Hyde Park, 23 – 25 Leinster Square, W2 4NE London
    > Tel: +44 (0) 207 243 5000, Fax: +44 (0) 207 727 0789
    > E:
    > cid:image001.jpg@01CB14AA.2416C920

    Comment by Magno Lima | October 31, 2010 | Reply

  65. dear magno lima,
    thanks for your immediate reply and your research effort.
    my enquiry is not about hyde park hotel. it is about central park hotel, london.
    indeed we need a modern 007, but these scammers have expertise and modern tricks not even jb can neutralize.
    on a lighter side, the original fictional 007 is british, but i can go with a brazilian.
    most we can do to know if it is a scam, is to check their letters, invitations, offers and contact numbers and address,including testimonials of victims.
    you are doing great help- magno, anonw and rabih.

    Comment by tol | November 1, 2010 | Reply

  66. my friend is on the process of paying the required fee for the labour certificate. just received this email.
    is it genuine?

    Central Park Hotel Management
    Sunday, October 31, 2010 7:03 PM
    This sender is DomainKeys verified
    “Susan Sinclair”
    View contact details
    Dear applicant,

    It has been a bit long we have not heard from you. Could you kindly send us a mail and make your position known to us. We are waiting for you to know how we can make your ticket ready on your getting the uk labour certificate.


    Susan Sinclair

    Comment by tol | November 1, 2010 | Reply

  67. Also, as I did myself we can Google the hotel’s name to try and find its actual e-mail addresses/phone numbers so we can contact them and check whether the job offer is genuine or (more likely) not.


    Comment by Magno Lima | November 1, 2010 | Reply

  68. This is Central Park Hotel (London) web page:

    I’d advise you to e-mail them and ask about it, like I did with the Hyde Park Hotel. Please do that BEFORE sending anybody any money.

    Comment by Magno Lima | November 1, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks. i will do as you suggested.
      i noticed that the web page they gave is different.the web page we received from them is

      Comment by tol | November 1, 2010 | Reply

      • Did you notice that in the website they provided you there is no e-mail address nor phone number so you can contact them directly?

        Comment by Magno Lima | November 2, 2010

  69. @ magno lima.
    i send email to the web site you gave but the hotel have not reply.

    Comment by tol | November 2, 2010 | Reply

    • Maybe they just haven’t replied YET. Give ’em some time.

      Comment by Magno Lima | November 2, 2010 | Reply

  70. sorry, on thread 66, i erroneously deleted (not copied and pasted)the email ad of ms sinclair. it is
    Susan Sinclair”

    on thread 69. i will give them some time to reply, unless of course if it was just ignored.

    thanks to you magno lima.

    Comment by tol | November 2, 2010 | Reply

  71. again the email ad of ms sinclair did not appear in my comment. is this really done to protect her privacy?

    Comment by tol | November 2, 2010 | Reply

    • I don’t think so. As you can see, I have myself posted e-mail addresses in my comments without a problem.

      Comment by Magno Lima | November 2, 2010 | Reply

  72. ok, will post again her email below. if it does not appear, then there is really a problem.

    This sender is DomainKeys verified
    “Susan Sinclair”

    Comment by tol | November 3, 2010 | Reply

  73. i gave up. the email ad after her name still did not appear.

    Comment by tol | November 3, 2010 | Reply

  74. i sent her an email instead and the message was sent anyway.

    Comment by tol | November 3, 2010 | Reply

  75. Send it to and I’ll see if I can post it here.

    Comment by Magno Lima | November 3, 2010 | Reply

  76. “Susan Sinclair” >

    — An Yahoo address?? I’ve never heard of a Hotel which had a Hotmail/Yahoo/Aol etc address. This is probably scam.

    Comment by Magno Lima | November 3, 2010 | Reply

  77. See? I was able to post her e-mail address. XD

    Comment by Magno Lima | November 3, 2010 | Reply

  78. i will try again for the last time. i may have erred in encoding.

    “Susan Sinclair” <

    Comment by tol | November 3, 2010 | Reply

  79. it is ok now. i removed the enclosing symbol > after the word uk. i have more to learn on email ads encoding.

    Comment by tol | November 3, 2010 | Reply

  80. Smart ass! 😉

    Comment by Magno Lima | November 4, 2010 | Reply

  81. ohh God.i am so excited thinking that i really can work in london..but now i am really upset knowing that this is a scam..please help me as a philippine citizen to work in Uk..thank you very much…

    Comment by anna josefa driz | November 5, 2010 | Reply

  82. How do you want us to help you, Anna? I live in Brazil..


    Comment by Magno Lima | November 5, 2010 | Reply

  83. @ anna- it seems that you have a problem like my friend. at what stage are you now with your application?

    Comment by tol | November 5, 2010 | Reply

  84. Dear Mr. Magno Lima,

    Based on the letters, documents and comments posted on this site, I have prepared a list of names mentioned that may have been “used”. they are as follows:

    A. To receive transfer of payments/fees:

    Severino Alves
    Lorenzo Rizzi
    Calvin Wilson
    Carolina Daniels
    Lord Frank

    B. “Authorized” name to letters:

    Wilson Larry
    Dave Banks
    Frank Ben
    E. Owen
    Susan Sinclair
    Susan Sinclaire
    Tony Martins
    Helen Chen

    I hope the above list will guide the present and future applicants. The thing is to verify first.

    Comment by tol | November 5, 2010 | Reply

  85. Wow, that’s great, Tol !!! =]

    (and Severino Alves is a Brazilian name. Don’t send him any money. lol)

    Comment by Magno Lima | November 5, 2010 | Reply

  86. What if Mr.A the applicant transfer payment to Mr. B the scammer. then report it to the authorities and the courier. When Mr. B claims the money at the counter, he is questioned and apprehended.
    Will the above scene happens only in the movies?

    Comment by tol | November 7, 2010 | Reply

  87. I would think so, especially because it may be too difficult to track Mr. B down.. I don’t know…

    Comment by Magno Lima | November 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Really difficult because Mr. B can claim the transfer in any branches of the courier within the country. Tracking can only be possible in a special operation, with the cooperation of higher authorities and the courier overall manager. The best is if in doubt, never send the money.It will save the effort of everybody.

      Comment by tol | November 11, 2010 | Reply

  88. To avoid being scammed, my friend just email the cv to a friend working abroad in a establishment where she wanted to apply. The friend may also submit the cv to other establishment with job openings. It is the safest way but limited in only one country and scope.

    Comment by tol | November 11, 2010 | Reply

    • Exactly.

      Comment by Magno Lima | November 11, 2010 | Reply

  89. @ Magno Lima I received a mail from Mr. Calvin Wilson telling me that they have a vacancy in London fro their 2 children to take care of its like a caregiver thing, but they ask me to send 250 pounds to their address but with my name on it.. CAN they claim the money that I sent if ever? They told me to send first the money before they send me the documents for visa processing

    they also send me a picture of his family and the children to take care of.

    Is this is a scam?


    Comment by charzdax | December 9, 2010 | Reply

  90. Pls answer po thnx

    Comment by charzdax | December 9, 2010 | Reply

  91. It sounds like a scam to me.

    Comment by AnonW | December 9, 2010 | Reply

  92. It’s probably a scam.

    First – Sending a picture of their children doesn’t mean ANYTHING. I mean, those children can be anybody, even children whose pictures he got on the internet. That would be easy peasy.

    Second – Why would he ask you to send him any money? How many people who move abroad to work have to pay the for the immigration papers and stuff? As far as I am concerned, whenever someone is hiring a some foreign employee he (the employer) must handle all the expenses.

    But there is something you can do. Tell him you aren’t sending him any money now, but if he pays all the fees and tickets you’ll be perfectly okay with him deducting all he has spent now from your first/second salary. After all, if he’s hiring you anyway, that shouldn’t be a problem. Let me know what he says about it.


    Comment by Magno Lima | December 9, 2010 | Reply

  93. hi i got a email regarding job vacancy…
    Always show content from
    49 / 67 Queensborough Terrace, Bayswater, London, UK
    Tel: +44-704-576-7422 Fax: + 44 871 503 6776

    The Human Resource Department of Central Park Hotel London is using this media to inform you about an open recruitment that is going on with the Central Park Hotel Family United Kingdom, this offer of employment can be a good opportunity for you to live & work in a good condition and to explore your career to a better position, the floor management of Central Park Hotel will help every successful applicant to get visa & other entry documents, man or woman can apply, if you love to be a part of winning teams at Central Park Plc.

    Our hotel Management will be responsible for the entire successful applicant’s Air flight ticket(s) from their country of residence to England.

    However, accommodating / feeding & medical supports are free for you as a staff of Central Park Hotel management. You have a chance to apply with other member of your family or friends.

    Some of the positions currently available are Help desk, Sous-chefs, Lobby agents, Accounting clerks, Waiters, House-persons, Event coordinators, Sales managers, Bartenders, Maintenance staff, Banquet servers, Stewards, House -keepers, technicians, Front Office etc. You can apply to get more information’s now. To show your interest and receive full employment general information, kindly contact us back with your full (CV) in Word Format.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiries or feedback. We look forward to welcoming you to our Hotel soon.

    Mrs. Susan Sinclair
    Humanitarian Publicity Officer.
    Central Park Hotel, Email:
    Central Park Hotel Management Hrs. © 2009 All Rights Reserved

    is this a fake or not pls give a advise..

    Comment by suria | January 31, 2011 | Reply

  94. It’s a scam.

    Comment by AnonW | January 31, 2011 | Reply

  95. It’s a scam. [2]

    Comment by Magno Lima | January 31, 2011 | Reply

  96. hello sir
    i m waiting for any others jobs in hotels. give me work free visa i m join your hotels jobs

    Comment by adnan ahmed | April 2, 2011 | Reply

  97. *Sigh*

    Comment by Magno Lima | April 2, 2011 | Reply

  98. ih iam kamran ali iam iaxporat all asia food china and india and pakistan food geve one cncah

    Comment by kamranali | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  99. hi

    Comment by shadab | June 7, 2012 | Reply

  100. Hyde Park hotels Employment opportunity,

    The purpose of this letter is to inform you on behalf of the Management of
    The New Hyde Park hotels London, that the Hotel needs eligible and able
    bodied men and women who are willing to relocate to United kingdom in
    order to fill various slots in the available jobs/vacancies at the Hotel
    Applicants can apply in group or single

    As per above request we need manpower to work in Park hotels London, The
    total requirements will be (275 workers). Workers that have the ability
    to work hard only need to apply and must come from non-criminal origin and
    must agreed to abide by the hotel´s rules and regulations. Details needed

    Bio-data’s of these workers in advance for us to do the shortlist before
    conduction of employment

    Also important they must speak some English, French or Arabic.

    Salary: is very attractive depending on experience to be found on you, our
    salary and benefit which will be forwarded to you in the next mail as soon
    as we obtain your CV.

    If you are interested to work with Park hotels London, respond to this
    mail address above as a matter of urgency.

    Section A: Park hotels Londonavailable job below.

    Experienced managerial candidates, as well as entry-level applicants, are
    invited to apply for positions in rooms operations, food and beverage,
    sales and marketing, finance, human resources, culinary arts, Director Of
    Catering and Conference Services, Guest Services Manager, Restaurant
    Manager, Engineers, Guest Ambassador, Guest Services Driver, Operator,
    Room Service Server, Director of Food & Beverages, Doormen, Housekeepers,
    Security Officers, Real sex workers, Concierge, Assistant Controller,
    Restaurant Manager, Banquet Cook, Banquet Steward, Cold Station Attendant,
    Convention Service Floor Supervisor, Bell Person, Clerk Attendant, Loss
    Prevention, Storeroom Manager, Various Restaurant Positions, Hotels
    Express Meeting Sales Manager, Director of Rooms, Bartender/Pool
    Attendant, Assistant Executive Steward, Yoga doctors , Director of
    Purchasing, Soup Chef, Director Of Banquets, , Group reservation
    Coordinator, Leader in Development in F&B, Utility Steward, Front Desk
    Agent, Night Manager, Night Auditor, Leader In Development Rooms Division,
    Housekeeping Supervisor/Dispatcher, Busier, Valet – Parking Attendant,
    Steward Supervisor

    Salary very attractive, excluding family allowance, road allowance,
    medical allowance, housing allowance transport allowance, miscellaneous
    allowance etc.

    Section B: Medical/engineering fields.

    We implore the services of Doctors/Nurses in hotel outfits also the
    services of engineers in our engineering department, electrical,
    mechanical, xerographic technicians, computer technicians, programmers,
    machine operators, and Industrial engineering (IE) Chartered accountant
    etc. Depending on your area of specialization and technical known how!

    Hon. David Patrick ,
    (Vacancy Manager)

    Comment by Hon. David Patrick , (Vacancy Manager) | August 2, 2012 | Reply

  101. is it scam?
    Attention MM
    This is your payment guide lines below and attached. For approval and processing of your work UK Entry clearance certificate visa file number
    It will be endorsed as soon as your payment is confirmed, approximately 72 hours of your payment; you should make your payment to our accountant. Name (Mrs. Elizabeth Evan William) through western union money transfer. Destination is (United Kingdom)
    Upon your readiness of the payment scan the payment receipt information for certification of your payment. Down load the attached form and fill it excellent.
    Regarding mail request we are sorry that the money will be send here in UK and not Embassy in Ethiopia ok, if you cannot follow our instruction then we will terminate your application.
    Reminder if you have any relation or friend outside your country he/she can help you to remit the fee. But if there is none then you should write back immediately for another method which may not be cash.
    Note: you should go to any nearest western union and remit your payment within 48 hours.
    Method of payment stated below
    Receiver Name: (Mrs. Elizabeth Evan William). Immigration Treasurer
    Receivers Address should be our office contact address below:
    (Head Office)
    Newland House, 4th Floor, 137-139 Hagley Road,
    Birmingham B16 8UA. United Kingdom.
    Note: you should attach all the documents and send it through our email id.
    Yours sincerely,
    Chief Inspector John Vine CBE QPM
    For UK borders and immigration.

    Comment by Tmay Jone | August 2, 2012 | Reply

    • I can understand why you think it might be. Despite all of this post saying it is a scam. So ignore it all. If you don’t, you deserve to lose everything you have to crooks and crinminals.

      Comment by AnonW | August 2, 2012 | Reply

  102. my friend in tunisia had same email with the name HON, DAVID PATRICK !!!! so i checked it out for him before he sent details thank god i did its a scam these people are despicable conning these trusting people who want to better their lives

    Comment by Heather | October 2, 2012 | Reply

    • we are same..we did receive this kind of letter too David Patrick ..thank god…i know already its a scam……and its a new scam again…Nice to hear from you once again, meanwhile the Hyde Park Hotel
      Management Wishes to congratulate and inform you, that your request has
      been granted, after we have gone through your CV mail. Please find
      attachment and Download it for your Overseas BIO-DATA Form, print it
      out then fill job you want to apply for? Fill and sign the Employment
      Application Form with your group if any, and then send a copy back to
      the hotel management.
      Furthermore forward a copy to (UK Labor Border Agency Home Office) for
      documentation and immediate Accomplishment of processing your Work Visa
      file with this email id below?
      Message. All documents will be copy to the British Labor law
      Immigration Department
      Home Office London for official acknowledgment:
      Hon. David Patrick
      Vacancy Manager.
      Hyde Park hotels
      Paddington London W26QA,


      Comment by shiela | October 11, 2012 | Reply

      • there is again…This is to alert you that we received your mail, and as you was directed the HYDE PARK HOTEL LONDON to British immigration services for the (Approval Entry Clearance Visa Code Number), which will clarifies you as candidate of non terrorist and working eligibility in united kingdom. The endorsement fee of your documents is 210 pounds.
        Therefore we have also made contacts to verify from your employer hotel management here in London concerning your ability/skill & with the regards to your employment and we received a positive answer from the Hyde Park hotel management.

        Finally you should download the attached information and execute the necessary thing for the authorization of your request as matter of urgent.

        Suzanne McCarthy

        The Immigration Services Commissioner.

        Comment by shiela | October 11, 2012

      • This is Hyde Park Hotel Management wishes to inform you that the required UK immigration endorsement fee of 210 pounds stated has been acknowledged.
        Meanwhile it is your responsibility to reimburse it, as the hotel management will responsible of your air ticket, accommodation and feeding
        You should respond positive to UK Immigration Labor Department, to obtain the (Entry UK Clearance Work permit Letter of Approval) which immigration has asked you to obtain for your tier 2 visas.
        This will enable you to gain entrance and work in Hyde Park Hotel here in London without any difficulty, as we have already informed them about your employment in Hyde Park Hotel. Please you should update us immediately or if you are no longer prepared to take up your job, then we will terminate your employment application file and replace your position with other candidates?
        We are looking forward to hear your respond as matter of urgent.

        Hon. David Patrick,
        (Vacancy Manager)
        Hyde Park hotels London.

        Comment by shiela | October 11, 2012

  103. It’s a scam. And I suspect large numbers of innocent people have been defrauded. In the last post, note the spelling of Labor. That is US not UK.

    Gp to the Police or your local TV station, so that others are warned.

    Comment by AnonW | October 11, 2012 | Reply

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  105. is that a scam

    Comment by ngata mabi | May 3, 2013 | Reply

    • Yes!

      Comment by AnonW | May 3, 2013 | Reply

  106. thanks alot i am called milton from cameroon i equally recieved this mail from HON DAVID PATRICK.its was really interesting but i thank God for letting me know that it hass been a scam all through.i realised this hwen i was just about to send them 245 pounds without my mother or any one knowing just for it to become a supprice but i was shock when making findings on google i say this scam allert i read it and say all this.please we should be carefull.GOD BLESS THE VEIWERS

    Comment by chimbo milton | March 11, 2014 | Reply


    Comment by martin chikulo | March 28, 2014 | Reply

  108. Thank you very much i also recieve the same mail from hon david partrick but thank GOD i have not sent them eny morney

    Comment by sali | April 18, 2014 | Reply

  109. Thank you so much,i was almost sending my cash to David Patrick for JOB VACANCY IN uk.Thank God i did not send it.Such afroudster

    Comment by Bonface Asiachi | August 7, 2014 | Reply

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