Oil rig career scam please help?
Ok so i recieved this email after applying for vacancy for oil rig work i sent my cv of and certs ect after a few questionairs and screening they have given me a post but they want me to send a scan copy of my passport to apply for my visa is this a scam obout to unfold?
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EMPLOYMENT OFFER FOR URGENT DEPLOYMENT.
China Oilfield Services Limited Management wishes to offer Employment Positions for skilled
personnel/Expatriates whose Experience is hereunder listed in the stated field positions and other
Administrative Positions Stated Herein, to Enable The Company Drill and supply oil/Petroleum
Products, on New Awarded Contract to her through CHEVRON CORPORATION in Rivers State
(OGBA Kingdom) & Bayelsa State respectively, for the Onshore/Offshore Drilling Project which is
about to commence. The required position is as stated below;
Tool-pusher, Driller, Assistant Drillers, Derrick-man, Carpenter, Floor-man, HSE Safety,
Mud-man, Rough Neck, Seismic Worker, Rig-Medic (Female/Male), Logistics Officer,
Drilling Coordinator, Company-man, Industrial Relation Officer, Drilling liaison Officer,
Mechanic-Diesel & Gas Engines, Mechanic-Generator, Mechanic-General, Mechanic-
Helicopter, Mechanic-Cranes, Engineers-Petroleum, Engineers-General, Engineers-
Electrical, Geologist-Surveyor, Seismic Surveyor, Seismic Data Processing, Seismic
Interpretation, Bobcat Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Pilot, Truck Driver, Expert
Cook/Camp Boss, Plumber, Welder, Heavy Equipment Operator, Well Control, Insulation,
Electrician, Geologist, Expert Security Coordinator, Pipeline Welder, Algon Welder,
Personnels Interested in Administrative Positions Such As;Off-shore-Public Affairs Manager,
Off-shore-Public Relations Manager, Off-shore-Administrative Secretary, Off-shore-Personnel
Secretary, Off-shore-Community Relation Officer, Off-shore-Account Auditor, Off-shore-Accountant Etc.
We shall require to have your written application and your detailed Resume/C.V immediately
via email attachment and you are to forward your email to the Expatriate human resources managers below
Email address. We await your response in this regard, wishing you best of luck. We also intend to
finalize employment online for deployment as soon as possible.
FOR: CHINA OILFIELD SERVICES LIMITED
MR. MICHAEL EMMETT M.
EXPATRIATE/HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
(This Employment Exercise may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the information
contained herein (including any reliance thereon) is STRICTLY PROHIBITED, if you received this transmission in error, please immediately contact
the sender China Oilfield Services Limited®.
Asked By: lets get ready to rumble - 9/28/2012
There is no job and no legit company called that name.
Any phone number that starts with +44-70 or anything similar is not based in the United Kingdom. It is from a UK based cell phone redirect service that can be answered by anyone anywhere in the world. It is a favorite service of scammers who want to pretend to be in the United Kingdom but are really half way around the world from there.
There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.
The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "government visa official" or "travel agent" and will demand you pay, in cash, via Western Union or moneygram.
Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.
Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.
Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.
Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even partial sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.
Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.
If you google "fraud visa job scam", "fake UK hotel job Western Union scam", "fake housekeeping job scam" or something similar, you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
Answered By: Buffy Staffordshire - 9/28/2012