Thursday, May 26, 2011


Yesterday, while i was busy finishing new online tasks, a friend approached me for advice. He just receive an email accepting him to work as nurse in UK. I was excited for him since he was one of the friends at work leaving 2 weeks from now. However the more i read the letter, the more i doubted it.

A certain agency gets applicants for UK. And with Leo, they told him that he was accepted in a big hopsital in UK. However, he has to undergo 2 days of embassy coaching. This was what made me doubt it. I never heard of a coaching for any embassy interview. Much more, he was to pay P 3000 for it and that he has to hurry for the slots were limited.

I told him to check on POEA. And to my surprise, it was unlisted even if the email gave a detailed contact information about the agency. I guess, that was the main purpose of make it;s readers believe that this one was for real. And stating that it's "MONEY BACK GUARANTEE", makes it more appealing. But not to me.

I  disgust people who do these things, playing with the desire of the Nurses to go out of the country badly. Most of my colleagues do not have that much but amazingly finds a way to pay fees for employment contracts overseas. It's devastating to find out that all the hardships and the money ends up in a fraud.

I know it's unideal for a nurse to say bad fate to someone ...i do hope that they don't end up in a hospital bed someday with a nurse unwilling to take care of them. Then only they will realize that the very life they took care through scamming , will be the same life a nurse can decide whether to help survive and continue living.

****************** below is a the actual scam letter ********************

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dan Moen <>
Date: Sun, May 22, 2011 at 10:35 AM

REMINDER: Please READ & UNDERSTAND this email message, it is
advisable for you to PRINT it.
After evaluation of your resume since we placed an advertisement
in Jobstreet, we are pleased to tell you that you
are SELECTED for the position of a Staff Nurse ( Philippine licensed ) and/or Caregiver/ Nursing Aide ( Non Philippine license ) for THE HOSPITAL GROUP iLondon City.
The Hospital Group is one of the UK's leading providers of Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Dentistry and Non Surgical Treatments.  We are actually leaders in the UK on both Weight Loss surgery andHair Transplantation.

The Hospital Group is committed to providing very high standards of surgical excellence in a range of Surgical and Non Surgical treatments and procedures. With this level of care, our patients can have complete confidence that their treatment is performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none 
You should attend the FIRST & LAST British Embassy Coaching for this year 2011 on May 28 & 29, 2011 (Saturday & Sunday) from 9:00AM-5:00PM. WE, EMPLOYERS ARE NOW HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES.

Call us for inquiries strictly from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
(12:00-1:00PM Lunch Break/3:00-3:30PM Coffee Break):
Landline nos.: (02) 904-33-81  
Cellular No.:  0915-902-54-78 (Company Mobile Phone)

We will start accepting inquiries starting May 23, 2011 (Monday) – May 27, 2011 (Friday) strictly from 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. only
(12:00-1:00PM Lunch Break/3:00-3:30PM Coffee Break).

OPPORTUNITY! Airfare, Nurse Midwife Council Registration pack for Staff Nurses & Midwives, work permit & working visa will be shouldered by the employer, the only expenses that you are going to shoulder is the medical exam fee & British Embassy Coaching fee because this is on a DIRECT/NAME HIRE BASIS.
To better understand the process, we provide you with our
application procedure:
        Application Procedure:

Sending of resume thru email for Pre-qualification (done)

Once selected, you will receive an e-mail message & a text message from us telling you that you are selected for the position & we will ask you to prepare the necessary requirements listed below(done)

We will send an e-mail message requiring you to attend a 2-day British Embassy Coaching which is a requirement by the employer before working in any European Country (done)

After receiving our e-mail message, you can call us for inquiries
or pay anytime the British Embassy Coaching fee at our
accredited payment center for SLOT RESERVATION (first step)

Attend the 2-day British Embassy Coaching (May 28 &  29, 2011 9am-5pm), get the required certificate, orientation with the employer (May 28, 2011 9:00-10:00 AM) & signing of employment contract with interview with the employer (May 29, 2011 4:00-5:00 PM)

After finishing the 2 day British Embassy Coaching,
receiving the required certificate, orientation with the employer &
signing of employment contract, you can now submit the necessary
While the documents are still on process you have to get an
endorsement letter for medical examination (your choice of clinic/hospital as long as it is accredited by DOH, POEA & MARINA)

After we received your documents (max. of 2 weeks after
mailing the documents), we will start processing your work permit
(max. of 4 weeks processing)

After the approval of your work permit, we will start processing
your working visa (max. of 4 weeks processing)

After the approval of your working visa, schedule for Pre-
departure orientation seminar (PDOS), interview in the embassy for
visa stamping & securing of pre-paid ticket advice

Deployment Date (maximum of 3 months if requirements are submitted on May 28 or 29, 2011)

British Embassy Coaching fee is 3,000.00 (Philippine
Peso), 100% refundable (no deductions) if not satisfied with the
employment package. Refunds are process at our office after the
orientation on May 28, 2011 Saturday at 10:00 A.M. Employment
package will be discussed during the orientation. NO OTHER HIDDEN
British Embassy Coaching will be conducted at our office
The Hospital Group Consultancy
3rd Floor Waltermart Center
790 Chino Roces Ave. cor.
Antonio Arnaiz St.
Makati City, NCR, Philippines
Landline no.: (02) 904-33-81  
Cellular No.:  0915-902-54-78 (Company Mobile Phone)
TAKE NOTE: British Embassy Coaching that you are going to attend are purely training & exercises, NO EXAMS REQUIRED, nobody fails the training.
We will only accept those selected applicants who paid on or before May 27, 2011 (Friday) until 12:00 P.M.  lunchtime upon slot availability. PLEASE TEXT US FIRST BEFORE MAKING ANY PAYMENT TO CHECK SLOT AVAILABILITY. We will automatically replace those who did not comply. IT’S A FIRST PAY, FIRST RESERVE BASIS!
You can pay thru LBC Branches Nationwide. You can ask somebody to pay for you if you are not available in the country or busy with your work. Please ask for the REMITTANCE FORM & just follow the format below:
Shipper Information
Remittance Details
Pls. check thru BRANCH PICK UP (Instant Peso Padala)
Amount: Three thousand Pesos (3,000.00)
Consignee Information
Name: Mr. Dan L. Moen
Address: 3rd Floor Waltermart Center
790 Chino Roces Ave. cor.
Antonio Arnaiz St.
Makati City, NCR, Philippines
Phone No.: (02) 904-33-81
After payment, please text us the following information at 0915-902-54-78 (Company Mobile Phone) for slot reservation:
Tracking No.:
Your Full Name:
Branch of LBC you made the payment:
After texting us the payment details, we will verify the validity
of payment online and we will text you back VERY IMPORTANT
INFORMATION & reserve your work slot. Maps & Directions will be sent thru email to PAID & RESERVED Applicants together with the draft of the employment contract.

We offer FREE FOOD & ACCOMMODATION to those selected applicants coming from the province. We reimburse transportation expenses just present to us the OFFICIAL RECEIPTS/TRAVEL TICKETS of your travel expenses on Saturday May 28, 2011 10:00AM. Please call us for free shuttle service from the airport or terminal.
As a company policy, all payments should be made at any LBC BRANCHES NATIONWIDE. Please bring the proof of payment with you on the training dates so that we will accommodate you. No payments are accepted during training days & we will not entertain walk-in applicants who are not yet paid during weekdays. Names of paid applicants are forwarded to the Information desk/guard on duty for them to easily identify who are allowed to enter office premises & attend the training.

Schedule of Activities
 on May 28 & 29, 2011 (Saturday & Sunday):
May 28, 2011 (Saturday)
Attire: Smart Casual
9:00-10:00 a.m.: ORIENTATION (you can bring your parents, nearest
relative or your husband/wife)
10:00-12:00 p.m.: British Embassy Coaching
12:00-1:00 p.m.: FREE Lunch
1:00-3:30 p.m.: British Embassy Coaching
3:30-4:00 p.m.: FREE Snack
4:00-5:00 p.m.: British Embassy Coaching
May 29, 2011 (Sunday)
Attire: Semi-Formal
9:00-12:00 p.m.: British Embassy Coaching
12:00-1:00 p.m.: FREE Lunch
1:00-3:30 p.m. British Embassy Coaching
3:30- 4:00 p.m.: FREE Snack
4:00-5:00 p.m.: Interview with the employer & Signing of Employment Contract (you can bring your parents, nearest relative or your husband/wife)
FREE Training Materials will be provided such as Original DVD copy
of the training, plastic/brown envelope, pencil, eraser, ball pen

Here are the list of requirements to be submitted during training
days if available on hand, TO FOLLOW IF NOT AVAILABLE 1 set all photocopied:
1.    Updated Resume with or without picture
2.    4pcs. Passport size picture (white background)
3.    Valid passport (if available, only needed during Embassy
4.    Employment Certificates (if applicable)
5.    Diploma or training certificate
6.    Transcript of records
7.    Birth Certificate (NSO)
8.    NBI Clearance (Abroad) (if available, only needed during
Embassy interview)

We, Employers will be leaving by May 30, 2011 (Monday) to immediately process your work permit.

Sincerely yours,
Chief Executive Officer and President
The Hospital Group
London Clinic
31 Weymouth Street

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