Someone who says they work at the U.S. Embassy offered me a job either at their home or at the Embassy. Is this a scam?
Yes, it is likely a scam.
How can I tell if it’s a real offer?
There are several things you can look for to tell if the job is real.
1) All embassy jobs are advertised on our website – https://cm.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/. If you do not see the job advertised here it is not a real job. DO NOT BE FOOLED.
2) No Embassy employee (or spouse) will ever email you directly to offer you a job at their home or at the Embassy. (Do not be fooled by emails from the Ambassador or his wife- THEY ARE NOT REAL).
3) Any emails about embassy jobs would come from our Human Resources Department (HR). The email will be from a State.gov email account. It will NOT be from a Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Twitter, Skype, Instagram, or Facebook account.
4) If you are asked for money to apply or to process any of your materials DO NOT PAY. It is a scam. You will NOT be asked for money to apply to jobs with the embassy or at the homes of Embassy employees.
What should I do if I receive a fake job offer email?
Scams that Misrepresent U.S. Embassy Consular Services
I received an e-mail claiming to be from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offering me an H1B visa to work in the United States. The e-mail indicates that I should follow up directly with the sender to make payment. Is this e-mail legitimate?
The U.S. government will never contact you to provide an H1B or any other type visa if you have not already applied for such a visa. Moreover, the U.S. government will never request payment by e-mail in advance of visa issuance.
A visa agent claiming to be associated with the U.S. Embassy told me that they could obtain a visa for me if I paid a processing fee. Is this legitimate?
No. No visa agents are associated with the U.S. Embassy, despite their claims. Additionally, no one can guarantee you a visa. The only way to obtain a visa is to apply through the normal process indicated on our website. Using visa agents or providing false documents or information during the visa interview could result in a visa denial.