This post is about the employment scam by markishospital.com. This article is for you, if you received an employment offer in the name of Markis Hospital, San Fransisco, USA and any email pretending to be from the US Embassy from your country.
Do not reply to the email or call anyone in that email. DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY or SHARE your personal information . They are only after your money and will not give you any employment. All information provided in the email or hospital website is false and put together to trap people in the name of employment. Embassy phone number is a VOIP (voice over internet) phone that rings at the scammers office not at the embassy. Embassy email is also incorrect.
CDSBureau investigated hospital information and found the following:
- MarkisHospital.com site is a fraud and setup by the scammers.
- There is no such hospital at the mentioned addressed: 2 El Camino Real San Francisco, California, United States
- Given hospital phone numbers +12134938958 and +16282511366 are picked up by a person who speaks Kannada only. Why would a US hospital receptionist speak only Kannada and not English?
- It’s domain was registered on April 30, 2019 while they claim that hospital started in 1989.
- Site images and information is stolen from various hospital sites or taken from other sites. For example: Avon Foundation Breast Health Center information is stolen from a NY hospital.
- No doctor’s name is listed on the site because this hospital does not exists.
CDSBureau investigated US Embassy email information and found the following:
- Embassy and Visa information are incorrect.
- USA requires processing of H1B work visa. H1B processing takes months and requires details of the H1B candidate. Not everyone gets this visa. But the email claims to provide a visa in a few days.
- US Embassy emails use usembassy.gov domain but scammers used false domain. Also, remember that anyone can send email that will look like coming from the US Embassy but in actually it is not. So don’t trust the email, even if it looks like coming from usembassy.gov email address.
- Email says that Delhi US Embassy phone number is 011-91-95-8270-3784 but the correct phone number is 011-91-11-2419-8000. The fake number ( 011-91-95-8270-3784 ) is a cell phone number not a landline. Scammer has access to the fake phone number.
- Embassy never asks to send papers by email but the scam email did.
- H1B visa cost runs in thousands of dollars but the scammer is asking only for $360 US dollars.
- Scam email is sent by US Counselor Officer is Mrs. Abigail Joela but US Embassy never communicates legal matters over an email. They use registered letters only. Scam email is full of false information. When CDSBureau contacted the specified US Counselor officer’s number +917428677459, it was not picked-up. CDSBureau is not sure if this number is correct or not.
If you or someone you know has been victim of this or other employment scam, you can report that at https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx .
US Government provides more information on employment scam: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0243-job-scams . But this article asks for confirming from the employer site, however scammers are using their own sites as they did in markishospital.com. So the thumb rule is that a scammer will always ask for money, credit card, or bank account information.
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