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Beware of fraudulent job offers

Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has entered into a contract with VFS Global for provision of visa processing services in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan, Chengdu and Changsha China. Subsequently, VFS Global has appointed Beijing Shuangxiong Foreign Services Company, Shanghai Shenhui Overseas Affairs Service Co., Ltd. ,Guangdong CTS Visa Consulting Service Co., Ltd, Xi'an Yangde Culture Exchange Service Co., Ltd, Chongqing Eastonk Consulting Co., Ltd, Hangzhou Leader Business Consultant Ltd, Liaoning Aoxin Consulting Co., Ltd, Wuhan Johnton Consulting Co., Ltd, Chengdu Sino Visa Eternal Exit & Entry Immigration Co., Ltd, Hunan Linktop Service Centre For Oversea Affairs, Shandong Yihui Industry And Commercial Co., Ltd, Shenzhen Newland Visa Services Co., Ltd, Fujian Shenzhou Nonofficial Exit&Entrance Service Center, ┬áNanjing Taidou Business consulting Company Ltd and and Huayee Immigration Service Co., Ltd Yunnan as Service Partners to provide these services. Thus the Spain Visa Application Centre is a service provided for the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of VFS Global.

The Spain Visa Application Centre provides logistic services to visa applicants seeking an entry into Spain and is only responsible for the following:
1. To receive from an applicant his / her passport, completed visa application form, supporting documentation (collectively, the "Documents") and the applicable fees
2. To submit the Documents to the Spanish Consulates in China on behalf of the applicant
3. To collect the relevant Documents back from the Spain Consulates in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou after completion of all formalities, and return the relevant Documents back to the applicant by hand delivery or by courier
Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary, the Spain Consulates in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou reserve the right to ask for further documentation, personal appearance of the applicant at the Consulate General as well as to refuse the issuance of visa.
In certain cases, instead of the aforesaid procedure, the Spain Consulates in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou will hand over the relevant Documents to the Applicants directly.
Takes every reasonable precaution while handling the Documents of applicants. However shall not be responsible in any matter whatsoever to the applicant for any Documents which are lost in transit by accident, theft, natural calamities (act of God) or any other reason outside the control of, or not arising out a willful
The applicable Chinese law allows the exclusion or limitation of liability for the circumstances mentioned above
The application fees once received by from the applicant will not be refundable, in case the services mentioned above of this disclaimer are rendered completely, irrespective of whether or not the desired visa is granted by the Spain Consulates in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to the applicant
VFS, in its sole discretion, may change, amend, cancel or withdraw any or all of the terms and conditions mentioned herein at any time without any prior notice. if an applicant is dissatisfied with the changes being made, the applicant's sole and exclusive remedy is to refuse the services provided by VFS Global.
Any claims or disputes arising in relation to the services provided by to applicants shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in China
The applicant hereby accepts and confirms that the applicant and / or his / her representative, prior to submitting the visa application, has read, understood and agreed to be bound by, without limitation or qualification, all of the terms, conditions and details provided herein and VFS Global declares that they shall not disclose, distribute, reveal, give or sell any of your personal information to any third party unless your prior consent or legally obliged to disclose such information by a court order or any other legal process.

Beware of fraudulent job offers

Fraudulent Recruitment / Employment Offers

It has come to VFS Global’s attention that, individuals misrepresenting themselves as VFS Global’ agents or representatives have approached people to offer fraudulent/fictitious employment opportunities, with the intent to steal personal information or solicit money from people. We encourage you to exercise caution and common sense when receiving any such employment offer, which requires payment of any fees/money, or promises a work visa in exchange for money. The said offers are completely fake and not valid. VFS Global is not a Recruitment agency and does not offer recruitment services. Scammers operate primarily via the internet, email, phone etc. We warn people to beware of such scams.

Please be advised that, VFS Global is a visa processing company and we work only with government and diplomatic missions to fulfil their administrative requirements of visa application processing. Neither VFS Global nor its representatives will ask for money from individuals under any circumstances to lure them with employment opportunities either in VFS Global or outside. If you receive any offer that purports to be from VFS Global, which ask for money, these types of offers are fraudulent.

Warning signs of recruitment fraud

The following are some examples of recruitment fraud which are in violation of VFS Global’s processes and ethical practices:

The email is not sent from an official VFS Global e-mail address but from a free e-mail service such as: Hotmail, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, etc. It is also possible that, the email is sent from a fake email address.
You are asked to disclose private or confidential information.
You are asked to be interviewed over the phone or via an instant-messenger type program.
You are requested to pay fees/money.
You are requested to complete bogus recruitment documentations such as an application or employment visa forms, (the VFS Global name and logo could be forged/fabricated and featured on the documentation without authority).
Insistence on urgency.
Money will be requested for processing Work Permits, Visa applications or the like.

Such actions are presumably intended to defraud or obtain personal information from the victims.

The activities of these individuals involve criminal and civil liabilities. While VFS Global takes such matter seriously and reserves its right to contact competent law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute such illegal activities, it is often difficult to locate and prosecute these individuals.

Therefore, if you receive a request, either in writing or verbally, for an interview or a job offer that you believe is or might be fraudulent or suspicious, please disregard them. You may also verify the same with VFS Global at communications@vfsglobal.com

If you come to know that a fraud is being perpetrated, we encourage to forthwith contact your local police and/or any competent authorities and also to keep us informed by reporting the fraud at acco@vfsglobal.com

Under no circumstances will VFS Global be liable or responsible for any loss, damages, expenses or inconvenience resulting from these unauthorized persons and/or activities.