Escrow Scams - The Use of rogue escrow websites for transferal of jewellery etc
These websites usually show the company registration number of a genuine company but have no connection with the company itself. This fraud usually starts with a "purchaser" searching an internet auction website and agreeing to buy an item e.g. jewellery, then suggesting that instead of using one of the authorised payment methods, the seller sends the item to an escrow service recommended by the "purchaser". The goods are sent and no further contact is made because the "purchaser" who actually owns the recommended escrow service, closes down their email account.
If you believe that you have become a victim of an offence involving any such website, you should report this to your local Police. If you do contact EU & UK Data Ltd , please be aware that by so doing, the matter will not necessarily be investigated, although we appreciate the information being brought to our attention. We are working with the Police to investigate and close down websites where possible.
A fraudster acting as an agent recruits you for a job that doesn´t exist. If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be an employer´s agent offering you a new job, check for the following:
- Poor spelling and grammar in documents
- Ask the embassy representing the country where you believe you will be working how to obtain a Visa and how much it costs. If the answers are not the same, it might be a sign of fraud.