British flag Consulate-General of the United Kingdom in Mumbai

AddressNaman Chambers
C/32 G Block Bandra Kurla Complex
Bandra (East) Mumbai 400 051
Phonelocal: (022) 6650.2222
international: +91.22.6650.2222
Faxlocal: (022) 6650.2324
international: +91.22.6650.2324
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NotesBeware of emailed job offers for childcare and other similar positions in the UK. These are all frauds.

• Since November 2008, no visas are granted for household workers from outside Europe. Work visas are only granted for highly-skilled positions, most of which require university degrees.

• No legitimate employment agency in the UK requires you to pay them any money. All fees would be paid by the employer.

• No legitimate employment agency in the UK uses a free email address from Yahoo, Gmail, or similar services.

• No legitimate employment agency in the UK uses a telephone number that begins with +4470 (070). These are non-geographic numbers available to anyone in the world.

• No legitimate business requests payment via Western Union.

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Comments on this Consulate-General

Mohamed Salih (
Tue, 7 Dec 2010 15:38 EST
Dear Sir,
I Mr M Salih have received an appointment letter from Galerry Hotel in London as electrical engineer I received also an e-mail of Mr Claire Tohey(britishcouncil.bmbay % [WARNING: SCAM EMAIL]) who is British visa departement and ask me to pay the visa enregistrement (400 GBP)
I here by request you to to check the Authenticity of this organisation and that personel (MrTOHEY) and if possible please guide me to go ahead
Thanking you
Sincerely yours
Anil Mathuria
Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:32 EST
To Check Authenticity of a Job Offer from NEXEN Petroleum, UK Company
Respected Sir Hello !

I Mr. Anil Mathuria has received an Offer letter for a Job in Nexen Petroleum, UK as a Maintenance Engineer. I am asked to put up documents by 29 Nov 10 for viza process. They have also specified every aspect of job indetail with salary, leave, insurance etc. and informed me to meet the HR department by 20 Dec 10 to join the staff. The contract is undersigned by the Authority of the Organsation.

I hereby request you to check the Authenticity of this Organisation and if possible guide me to go ahead or not ?

My email ID:

Cell No. 09869303724

Thanking You

Yours truly

Anil Mathuria
Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:28 EST
Respected Sir,
This is to inform you that I have received an email dtd 27th November 2009 from BRITISH TOBACCO COMPANY addressed to "" informing me that I was one of the winners of awards in random draws, Award is of tune of 1 Million GBP Sterlings. I was asked to provide information to Citi Bank London immediately.

I want to verify or know the authenticity of this award offered by BRITISH TOBACCO PROMO as they have put five options before me for getting the award money transfered to me i.e. my account which I have to open in Citi Bank London. The range of five options offered demands a sum of around 160 to 220 GBP Sterlings to be paid to Citi Bank prior to award money is paid or transferred to my account through various means indicated by the Citibank.

I am an Indian national staying in Pune, India. I am a retired engineer. I may prefer option No 1 which asks for 160 pounds to be paid. This works to around Rupees 12,000 approx. which I am able to pay.

But, as I am quite new to this & not aware of what this random draw was taken out, I don't know the authenticity of the total affair.

Therefore, I request you kindly to throw light in this matter and inidcate the total authencity of this award otherwise, my money which I may be sending will be at stake.


Contact details-
Citi Bank London,
London 332, Oxford Street,
London W1C 1JF
Mr Kevin Kessinger,
Direct Tel: +44 704 574 0516
Direct Fax: +44 700 607 3244


Gaaneysh Matte
Cell No: 9766983957

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