Report: #277766

Complaint Review: PHILLIPS CONSULTING And UK Imigration Specialists - Elstree United Kingdom

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  • PHILLIPS CONSULTING And UK Imigration Specialists 15 A Kinetic House - Theobald Street. Elstree, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Phillips Consulting And UK Imigration Specialists they offered me a job that didnt exsist and requested I pay almost 3k for a working Visa after I completed a Visa application w/all my info Elstree United Kingdom

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I was offered employment by Phillips Consulting who claims to represent Shell the gas and Exploration Company. I received a series of emails from Mr. Rowlands and Floyd Chandler who claimed to be a HR manager and Attorney for Phillips Consulting. They requested information from me in the form of a Visa application that as you know asks very personal questions like social security numbers and date of births of me and my family to include my children, they asked for copies of blood work showing I didn't carry Hepatitiss or anything and they requested I get travelers insurance this all seemed so professional and necessary for the process of work in the UK with Shell Gas and Exploration in Aberdeen Scotland. When it came time for the work Visa application dues as they called them they requested an excess amount of 2900.00 to process the work Visa and went to the extent of sending me an email and made it seem as though it came directly from the British Embassy.

I didn't feel comfortable with this and I began to research the companies these two gentlemen claimed to represent. Needless to say all the phone numbers they gave me were non-working lines and the web sites which I will include on this report claim to have no knowledge of any such individuals. I immediately called Shell directly and was directed to a notice on their web site that states they DO NOT EVER request any monies from an applicant at any point to include the hiring process. I continued to research this situation and came across a report from the FBI and the 4 1 9 Fraud alert as it is sometimes referred to. Please be very weary of such offers they have left me and my family in a vulnerable situation as they have all our personal information on file and I am unsure what can be done with it. Below you will find a list of names they claim are their companies and web sites some do belong to them however they are just a front and are very misleading. I am placing this information online in hopes that I may help others to stay clear of these organizations and people.

~***Copy of the letter I received***~
15 a Kinetic House - Theobald Street,
Elstree WD6 4PJ,
United Kingdom.
Tel: (+44) 704-572-4504. Fax: (+44) 709-289-2298.
AttN: Sir/Madam,

You are hereby notified that your qualifications and experiences submitted at www.bayt.com were found suitable for the requirements of Shell Gas Direct Project ,United Kingdom.

For verification and screening by our team of experts, please submit your most recent resume and academic / technical certificates that depict your qualifications.

David Rowlands,
Human Resources Manager.

his email address: David Rowland
subject line: Employment Offer: Shell Gas Direct Project (SGDP), United Kingdom
~***Another letter received by them***~
P.O.BOX 219


Shell Gas Direct Project United, Kingdom is pleased to offer you an Appointment in the Shell Exploration & Production(EP), Aberdeen, United Kingdom. We hereby confirm the validity of the Offer by our consultant "PHILLIPS CONSULTING". We are aware of all the procedures starting from the first contact, through the contract terms and these documents remain valid till your assumption of duty. The position specified therein, is for a period of one year, renewable based on your performances. On arrival, you will undertake a one-month course during which you will be further trained on the company mode of operations. Our recruiter has been mandated to provide you with the Shell terms & agreement and every necessary information.

Thank you for joining our firm, which is the leading company in the oil and gas sector, with operations in over 140 countries, and with a portfolio of leadership which has a remarkable organic growth with over 109,000 employees from all parts of the continent, who are known as top class professionals in a successful and ambitious company that provides excellent opportunities for employees to realize their full potentials.

For further enquiry on how to follow the due process of contract, we advise that you deal directly with our consultants till your arrival in England. Find below our recruitment consultant's direct contact information :

Mr. David Rowlands,
The Human Resources Manager,
Phillips Consulting, London, United Kingdom.
email: recruitment@phillipsconsulting-shell.net
Phone: (+44) 704 572 4504.
Fax: (+44) 709 289 2298.

Mr Nic Turner.
Head Shell Human Resources Department.

Please do not reply to this email PS246:48f
another email address used by them
subject line: Validation Of Employment Offer C/O Phillips Consulting U.K.

P.O.BOX 219


Sequel to your enquiries about your work permit charges payment submitted to our recruiting company "PHILLIPS CONSULTING" and the Immigration Consultant provided for you, we wish to inform you that the management of Shell Gas Direct Project, UK has made it mandatory for all our expatriate employees to pay for their travel documents procurement prior to the release of their work permit document to us.

We make reimbursement of all claims of payment encountered as a result of your migration process. All receipt of payments (financial expenses) including your medical expenses, Travel Insurance, general procurement of travel documents and miscellaneous expenses should be submitted to our consultant for further submission to us.

On approval of your work permit, funds will be made available to you; as reimbursement and funding for all further expenditures which should provide for your prompt arrival to UK. We require that you should be registered with all proper Authorities in the UK to enable funds to be securely made available to you.

Mr Nic Turner.
Head Shell GDP Human Resources Department.

Please do not reply to this email PS246:48f

This is another email from them explaining how I will get the money reimbursed. PS Nic Turner DOES NOT EXSIST according to shell at any office!
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"fchandler@immigrationexpertuk.com" to me, chandlerfloyd
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Dear Mr. ,

Sequel to your email,I am mandated by your employer to guide you
in the processing of your UK work permit,for the employment offered you.

A work permit relates to a specific individual, for a specific
job and for a specific length of time. The maximum period for which a
work permit can be valid is five years though this is likely to be the
exception. If you arrive in the UK on a visitor Visa, any application
filed on your behalf, in a bid to have you work legitimately in the UK
will be out-rightly refused by the immigration officer. Therefore, you
cannot switch from a visit visa to work permit. Your work permit once
approved will be will issued to you, and also will be sent to your
employer and the British Embassy in your locality so that you will be
officially invited for your visa issuance.

Find attached to the mail the GATSA forms to enable you fill out
some necessary information about you as required by the British Home
Office, for work permit issuance. Complete the form and send along with
these documents (via fax or email attachment). The documents to send
along side the filled GATSA forms include:

(A) Scanned copies of your College/University/Technical Certificates.

(B) Medical reports based on medical tests (HIV and HEPATITIS B tests
are to be taken) from a reputable medical services provider.

(C) A letter of acceptance of job offered, to be written by you. Do
include the company's name(your employer company's name), offered
position, your full name and signatory.

(D) A TRAVEL INSURANCE certificate from any Insurance of your choice
(duration is One year).

These requested documents will facilitate the prompt approval of
your work permit application as shall be filed on your behalf once
I receive them as requested. So please make them available to me in
not more than 7 working days time. Lastly, do not hesitate to put
forward any question for which you should need my assistance. Thanks.

Floyd Chander (LLM),
Immigration Consultant.

Phone:+44 703-590-1683.
Fax:+44 709-288-1942.

and again another email this time from the attorney who claims to be working on my behalf as well as Phillips Consulting for Shell Gas and Exploration

Again another email from the attorney:
Dear Mr.

Please take note of the corrections and information additions necessary in
filling the work permit application form. I also have received your
certificates as required. I look forward to receiving other requested

1. Affix Passport your passport sized "photograph" at the appropriate
provision on GATSA form page 1.

2. Section 1. Business VISA-2 YEARS VALIDITY

3. 2.1 (As it appears in your Passport)

4. 2.17 Ensure your emailadress appears clearly

5. 5.1 2 years. (NOTE: Appear as though you are asking for little)

6. If yes to 6.8-6.9; give a little detail.

7. Section 7:


P.O.BOX 219

PHONE (44) 709 287 8106
FAX (44) 703 189 7657
EMAIL info@shell-sgdp.com



7.5 YES


Floyd Chandler (LLM).

There are so many more I was just so shocked to find out this is all a scam! Please beware!

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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