Another scam….. ‘Emmily’ this time

We were alerted to another scam doing the rounds.
Do NOT reply to “emmily-eurojobs8798-dot-com”. This is a scam where they will try to charge you money for nothing. How do we know? Loads of typos, fake e-mail address, fake postal address, asking for money, unsolicited email, non-existing procedure. Just have a read through our other scam posts and you will see what they’re always trying to do. Once you know, you can spot them from a mile away. (And stay that far away from them as well)

On Saturday, 23 May 2020, UK Recruitment Teams <office @ > wrote:

UK Recruitment Welcome to your professional futureDear XXXXXX,Greetings from your account manager!  We are very happy to have you as one of our candidates.We would like to welcome you to the big family of the workers abroad who have been able with decent reward for their work to earn a better life for themselves and for their family in the conditions of the developed Western society!We hope that all procedures will end successfully and we will soon have the pleasure to welcome you personally here, in the European Union.I am here to guide you through the whole procedure, I will help you around the whole process.We will invest a lot of effort and money in order to have a successful ending.I expect seriousness from you, considering that we are a very serious company working worldwide.I would like to receive feedback from you so that we can ensure that we have provided your understanding and have started working on your application.Now we need to activate your application.I would like to inform you about the procedure:FIRST STEP: You should send to me your freshest CV (Resume) and Diploma (or last school certificate, or Transcript of Records)SECOND STEP: Our recruitment team looks at your application, and you receive either a Written Invitation email or a rejection email. Before you start the process, you must be aware of and agree with the following: you will have certain expenses for the preparation of your personal documents. The total cost of all expenses covered by you (this is about services that you will eventually use from other companies – preparation of documents and courier services) is 40-45 euros.  We don’t expect you to pay immediately for these services but please, be prepared to do so when your application reaches the respective stage (after receiving an invitational letter).  NOTE: In an emergency, such as a pandemic Corona virus situation:In the event of a positive answer / approval of the application, the applicant may leave and start work once the borders of the country (for which he / she is applying) are opened (if previously closed) for access by foreign nationals. Despite any quarantine, the applicant is free to apply for any job (admissible under state regulations) and to negotiate with the employer to start work in the future – when the quarantine is over.Of course, settling all the documents, getting a work visa and getting started is not sudden. It takes time. Time during which the quarantine will be removed and everything will go as before the virus. We advise you not to delay – get started on your work transfer now.Do you have any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact me.If you agree with the terms and conditions, let me know and I will activate your application immediately.Sincerely Yours,Emmily
Account ManagerUK Recruitment UK Recruitment European Office: 1 Canada Square | London | The UK | ______________________________________________We kindly ask you to let us know in case that you have refused to continue, for one reason or another. This will give us time to launch the candidacy of another client of ours who will take your place: Unsubscribe from our service using the link below.

FP Plastics scam

We have just taken down another scam involving a fake UK company called FP Plastics.

If you have applied for one of their fake jobs and get a job offer, do not send them any money in order to (allegedly) buying plane tickets, visas or work permits. If you have send them money, contact your bank or credit card provider and your local police to report the fraud.

The phone number listed on their fake website belongs to the real FP Plastics, so ringing them will not help you as the real company are victims as well.

As we keep on repeating over and over, in order to be able to work in Europe the employer needs to submit an application for a work permit. A prospective employee can NOT do this.

Work permits are only given to licensed companies who can not find their staff anywhere in Europe, i.e. there is a huge shortage not just in the UK, but all over Europe. This is normally the case only for doctors, medical staff and other highly specialised staff.

Check out the UK government website (or the relevant government website if the company is based elsewhere in the EU) to see if your skills qualify for a work permit.

The following is applicable for the UK only, but the procedure is the same all over the EU.

Getting sponsored

You need to be employed by a licensed sponsor to apply to live in the UK. You can download the list of licensed sponsors to see if the company who has offered you a job is on the list.

Your sponsor checks that you can do the job they’re hiring you for and if it qualifies you for a visa. They’ll assign you a certificate of sponsorship to prove this.

They must also give you other information you need when you apply, for example how much you’ll be paid.

How long it will take

You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the day you’re due to start work in the UK. This date is listed on your certificate of sponsorship.

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK.

Check the guide processing times to find out how long getting a visa might take in your country.


  1. Check the company online to see if they are real. You can use Companies House (UK only) to check if they really exist. A fake website can be created in no time.
  2. You can use to see if there are any employees listed for this company. Be very careful when you see anonymous LinkedIn accounts such as:
  3. Search Google for “Scam” and the company name. This will give you links to sites such as Scamwarners and others.
  4. Do a search for the domain name on or websites of domain name providers. If the domains are registered recently, be very careful. The domain name should show a contact name. If this person uses a gmail address or another email address not linked to the company, again, be very suspicious.
  5. Never, ever pay a company to get a job. A company normally pays your (big) expenses and they will generally not ask you to pay them. Paying a company in the EU to get a job is generally regarded as bribing and is illegal.


Patrick Leonardo: Scam – Beware!

There is another scam going around. This time the scammer uses Patrick Leonardo as his name with the email address

Needless to say and as with other scams:

– This ‘person’ is NOT employed by

– Email addresses coming from Eurojobs will be ‘’ and nothing else.

– We do NOT charge for applications. This is illegal in Europe.

– Employers do not charge for expenses or fees either. Applying in Europe is free.

– Employers in Europe do NOT employ people via email. They will always insist on an interview in their offices, as a hired employee will be incredibly difficult to fire once hired. They will want to make sure you are the right person for the company.

– If you are not a European passport holder the chance you will be offered a job in Europe is nil. Unemployment levels are too high for non-Europeans to be allowed in.

– is a highly automated service and we employ a very small number of IT staff. None of our staff is involved in recruiting people.

So, if you are asked to pay for fees or if you are hired via email without ever having seen someone from the company you can bet that it is a scam. Whatever “Patrick Leonardo” is saying.

Don’t be fooled!

Below is the chat history and some photos the scammer sent to prove he is a “real” person, captured by an alert candidate to show how cunning these scammers are:

Let us know if you know who these people on the photos really are as they will have been lifted off the internet and these people probably don’t know it.

This carries the hallmarks of a Nigerian scam. can not be traced either as it’s domain name is hidden.
Another sign it’s a scam!!

Allen Jake Wood => Scam Beware!!!

We are receiving messages from people claiming that are being scammed by a guy called “Allen Jake Wood” using as an email address and claiming on Facebook he works as an agent with Eurojobs.

EUROJOBS.COM DOES NOT EMPLOY AGENTS!!! We only ever use our domain name in email addresses, so anything that is NOT … has nothing to do with us. does not act as an recruitment agent, headhunter or employment agent. We are only a job board and only exist on-line.

As we have said so many times before in this blog, NEVER EVER pay middlemen a fee in order to get a job. It doesn’t work like that in Europe. If a company is interested in hiring someone, you will be invited for an interview at the company’s offices and they will generally pay you for expenses incurred.

If you are from outside the European Union, the chances that you will get a job is almost zero. Unless you are a specialist who’s skills can not be found in the EU, companies are not allowed to hire someone from outside the EU. They have to find someone who has the (birth) right to work in the EU.

Below you will find a screengrab of this guy, but the likelyhood is that this a fake photo as well. Nigerian gangs are often behind this. Always check if you can find enough legitimate information elsewhere on the internet to corroborate his claims. In this case it probably is all fake.


If you have been contacted by him and he is asking you for money to join his “program”, please report him to Facebook. You can do this by clicking on the … to the right of the Message icon in his profile picture.Screen Shot 2017-03-04 at 11.26.32 – Another Oil Company scam is a ripp-off from, with the clear aim to lure unsupecting job seekers into paying for non-existing services.

They generally make you believe you have been invited for a job, a job interview or similar, BUT…… there is a small fee required in order to get the paper process rolling. They basically will ask you for some money. However, once you have paid you will never hear from them again and you will have lost your money.

Complain with the registrar about this scam if you have been duped into paying money and have lost it. Details of the scam registration are below:

Registry Domain ID: 2041255488_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2016-07-31T10:40:57Z
Creation Date: 2016-07-09T10:52:38Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-07-09T10:52:38Z
Registrar: LIQUIDNET Ltd.
Registrar IANA ID: 1472
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +44.2036951294
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Kwaku James
Registrant Organization: 
Registrant Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Registrant City: PANAMA
Registrant State/Province: PANAMA
Registrant Postal Code: 00000
Registrant Country: GH
Registrant Phone: +507.8365503
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Kwaku James
Admin Organization: 
Admin Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Admin City: PANAMA
Admin State/Province: PANAMA
Admin Postal Code: 00000
Admin Country: GH
Admin Phone: +507.8365503
Admin Phone Ext: 
Admin Fax: +51.17057182
Admin Fax Ext: 
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Kwaku James
Tech Organization: 
Tech Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Tech City: PANAMA
Tech State/Province: PANAMA
Tech Postal Code: 00000
Tech Country: GH
Tech Phone: +507.8365503
Tech Phone Ext: 
Tech Fax: +51.17057182
Tech Fax Ext: 
Tech Email:
Name Server:
Name Server:
DNSSEC: not signed
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-11-09T22:02:01Z <<< spam

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