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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Online scam promises £90k a year jobs at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn

Foreign nationals are being asked to pay £850 to qualify for non-existent jobs at a Norfolk hospital, it emerged last night.

Health workers in African countries are being sent e-mails promising work as pharmacists at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King’s Lynn - on £7,520 a month.

But bogus contracts sent to applicants warn they must apply through the “British Immigration Service” for their visa and work permit.

Jobseekers are also told they must register with the “Internal Affairs Ministry of the United Kingdom”.

Fake contracts of employment obtained by the EDP state payments for both must be made in advance - see uploaded documents, right.

Last night a spokesman for the UK Border Agency said: “These aren’t official organisations. They are bogus.

“The British government has nothing to do with these organisations and advises not to deal with these agents.

The National Fraud Authority said so-called advanced fee frauds were common, with people being asked to part with money up-front for bogus job offers or lottery wins.

Similar scams have involved hospitals in Cardiff and Leeds in recent weeks.

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