We cannot stress strongly enough that such offers are wholly unlawful, and against the terms and conditions of the board. More importantly, to give your personal information to a stranger in this way is extremely risky. There is no way of verifying whether or not these people are genuinely UKBA employees, and even if they are they should not be making offers in this way, and it may be that they expect payment for information. They are certainly acting contrary to the Civil Service Code of Conduct, and unethically, and it is unlikely that they could actually help you.
If you want help with your immigration application, you should only go to one of the following:
- A solicitor (regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority)
- A barrister (regulated by the Bar Standards Board)
- Legal Executives (regulated by CILEx)
- Immigration Advisors (regulated by OISC)
You can of course also go to your Member of Parliament, local Councillor, or approach the UKBA directly through one of the methods on their website.
Any unregulated and unauthorised members found to be offerring assistance by PM in this way will be banned from the forum with immediate effect.