Saturday, August 18, 2012

Total Oil & Gas UK / Fake Job Scam Fraud

13th August, 2012


Attention: Victim

We received your correspondence indicating an interest in a position in the ongoing recruitment process at Total Oil & Gas Drilling UK Projects.

As our prospective employee, you are required to fill & submit the attached Online Assessment form with a copy of your academic credentials to support and supplement your CV/Resume.

All completed online interview forms must be submitted to our HR department within two working days as further employment details shall only be provided once we receive review the aforementioned.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Faithfully Yours
Engineer. Darren Strong

Total Oil & Gas UK
Office Address:Craw peel Road,
Altens Industrial Estate Aberdeen,
AB12 3FG United Kingdom
Tel: +44 7700077246
Fax :+448447747679
Website: (This is not the scammer's website)

Dear Victim:
I have been contacted by Total Oil & Gas Exploration Company [UK] to assist you with the application of a work permit and entry visa through the British Home Office. In my capacity as an immigration representative, I have to intimate you on the United Kingdom laws and policies in regards to Highly Skilled Migrant seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom

A person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a Highly Skilled Migrant must provide certain documents to enable hes/her immigration representative apply and obtain the required work permit papers.

In other to apply for your work permit/entry visa,i have attached (1) GATSA forms, (2) Entry clearance forms; for this purpose.
These forms should be filled and sent back immediately with these requirements;

a) Your academic/professional certificates.
b) Photo page of your international passport
c) A passport photograph
d) UK Entry security clearance approval from the UK Metropolitan Police Department

The submission of the entry security clearance requirements will necessitate the UK police department to provide further instructions after due screening of your international passport via your country's High commission in UK.

In pursuance and actualization of your work permit papers,Please fill out the entry application forms ,Gatsa forms and submit copies of academic certificates,passport photograph,and a verifiable ID CARD e.g. International passport /Or Driver’s License /Or National ID CARD.

Scan all the documents via email attachment and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Acknowledge receipt of this mail.
Yours Sincerely
Frank Morgan (Esq.)
Tel: +44 703 5912 338
Fax:+44 844 7747 679
Email: (Fraudulent Domain)
Alternative Email: (No real lawyer uses a free email address)
Office Address: 6th Floor, 153-155.Regent Street Mayfair London W1B 4JE
*Immigration expert & Entry Clearance Assistant*


  1. Similar action is connected with employment in Maersk. Richard Bale (immigration consultant) is also there.

    last email from him:
    I am Richard Bale. The Immigration consultant recommended by Maersk Drilling Group PLC UK. I have attached the GATSA forms. It is for work permit applications issued from the British Home Office. The form should be filled and sent back via email to me.(all the information required in the form should be provided accurately) with these documents.1, Photo page of your international passport 2, You are to write a letter of acceptance of job offer addressed to the Director, Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate P.O Box 309 , Liverpool , L27XS. You are to state the company name (Maersk Drilling Group PLC UK) the position offered, the letter should be signed and sent to me. 3, you should take a one year coverage INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS INSURANCE POLICY, this a mandatory requirement by the British Home Office and also a pre-requisite for approval of work permit. Based on the new Home Office guideline, the accredited insurance company is STAMFORD LINK ASSURANCE in the United Kingdom. You are to contact them for the insurance policy via their website at or email you will be issued a certificate after you have gotten their policy. You are to send me a copy of the certificate with other requested documents to file your work permit application. You can reach me through my telephone number, +441224459169 Fax +441224459623

    Richard Bale

    1. Thank you for posting this! I just had this happen to me and when I searched gatsa forms this site came up and what Anonymous posted from his email was almost word for word. I am so glad I found this before I sent any information. For me, it was with the company Van Oord, UK ltd. I spoke with the company and found out I was the 5th person this had happened to. Don't ever wonder if by replying and talking about what happened that anyone will see it or will be helped by it. I am proof.


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