Gurdwara warns fraudsters who lure with fake visas, jobs

UK: Gurdwara warns fraudsters offering fake visas, jobs

Europe News Desk!!! A Sikh gurudwara in the UK has warned of fraudsters trying to dupe people in India with false promises of jobs and visas to extort money. The Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Gravesend has posted on its social media pages after being alerted to fake advertisements titled Urgent need in the UK, offering free food and travel tickets for jobs in gurdwaras, reports Kent Online. Warned. Gurdwara general secretary Jagdev Singh Virdi said, last week someone came to the gurdwara who is here but his father is in India and she wanted to see if he could come. Virdi told Kent Online, her father was alerted to the ad and asked if it was a job, so she came to check if it was genuine, and that’s how we got to see her for the first time. Got to know about it.

Following this, around a dozen people approached the gurdwara authorities to inquire about the advertisement circulated on the internet and asked people to get in touch through WhatsApp. According to news reports, some have already gone through the process of exchanging passport information and personal details. Virdi said the fraudsters created a website domain and email similar to that of the gurdwara. Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara posted on their website, Please be aware that the following flyer is being used to fraudulently obtain money from individuals with false promises of securing UK visas and jobs at Gurdwara Sahib. Please do not exchange any documents or money with this person. It states. Though the picture shows Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, Gravesend, it is not affiliated with GNDG Gravesend in any way,

Virdi said the crime had been reported to both Kent Police and the National Home Office for Action Fraud. A spokesman for Kent Police said they received a report on 29 March that an unknown person had falsely claimed to represent the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Gravesend online in an attempt to defraud victims. Officials are in touch with the representatives at the gurdwara and are investigating, the spokesperson said. More than 15,000 Sikhs live in Gravesend.


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