One company in UK send me message that i was qualified in the position they need. I was hired without an interview and they sent a contract letter, visa form, terms and condition and British ESF form.

Is sending money as evidence of sufficient fund is really needed or this is just a scam? Because they ask me to send money on western union and ask me to send the copy to them. Thank you

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    Sounds like a scam to me, what is the company called? No UK company would ever ask you for money hiring you. – BritishSam Apr 13 '18 at 15:25
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    Total scam. No company ever asks you to pay to interview, and nobody uses Western Union except to scam. The reason they want Western Union is that it's irreversible - there will be no way for you to get your money back. Honest people use PayPal. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Apr 13 '18 at 15:40
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    Scammity scam scam – Robert Columbia Apr 13 '18 at 15:48
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    @RLT They probably aren’t even in the UK, it’s easy for scammers to make emails and web pages look authentic – Traveller Apr 13 '18 at 16:00
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    It's a scam for sure. – lord2701 Apr 13 '18 at 16:55

This is undoubtedly a scam. It is illegal in the UK to ask job applicants to put money up front.

Did they ask you to send a picture of the western union receipt? They will use that to pick up your money from WU and you won't hear from them after that. (Or you will: see Patricia's comment below)

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    The OP may hear from them again. They may need cash for a deposit on an apartment rental. Pre-payment towards insurance on the car they will be providing. Payment for some sort of certification. Visa servicing fees. If the OP sends the money, they are likely to go on finding reasons to send more money until the OP refuses. – Patricia Shanahan Apr 13 '18 at 16:58
  • They told me to send money in western union. As for them this will serve as my evidence of sufficient funds. And ask me to send the receipt with them. – RLT Apr 13 '18 at 23:12
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    The company doesn't need evidence of sufficient funds. You might need to give evidence of sufficient funds for a visa to the UK govenment, but the evidence would be a copy of your bank statements, not a money transfer. Think about it: If you have £1000 in your bank account, and you send £1000 to me, then you just lost your funds. – gnasher729 Apr 13 '18 at 23:16

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