Job scam quick guide: it's a scam if...

  • they want you to collect and forward money in any way (a "money mule" job). You'll wind up engaged in money laundering, personally defrauded via expertly forged cheques, money orders, etc, or defrauding someone else who pays for goods that never arrive.
  • they want you to receive packages and reship them somewhere else. The goods will have been obtained fraudulently, and they're just using you to make the shipping address appear local. You will be aiding fraud.
  • they want up-front payment (either to them or someone else) of any sort for anything before you can get the job. This is advance fee fraud: there is no job -- it's just a big con to extract money from you.
  • they want you to buy any kind of "membership" or "kit" in order to start. Forget it -- it's not a real job at all: they're trying to sell you something, and they're probably making a bunch of other false claims about it if they're pitching it as a "job".
  • it's a job offer, and it's spam. There are LOTS of these scams about, as you can see.

Friday, November 17, 2006

England Sub Sea Oil Company

They aren't giving much away about this job, are they? Full marks for vagueness. I'm going to go out on a limb with this and guess that it's not mule recruitment, but rather advance fee fraud , meaning that you will have to pay special costs in order to get this job (which doesn't actually exist). It was mailed from Yahoo!, which reports that the source IP address is 202.177.166.110 , which is in India. That could be a compromised third-party computer, but I'm doubtful in this case. It doesn't look like a very professional scam. If anyone wants to engage this scammer, please follow up with comments as to further details uncovered.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: subsea oil subsea oil <subseaoil_subseaoil@yahoo.co.uk >
Date: 17-Nov-2006 06:53
Subject: Job Vacancies
To: [redacted]

ENGLAND SUBSEA OIL COMPANY (ESOC).
 Job Vacancies
TITLE: PRODUCTION SHARING CONTRACT
Job ID: PSC/JV/ESOC 01145-06
ENGLAND .
 
 
England Sub Sea Oil Company (ESOC) has immediate employment opportunities. ESOC intends to invite experienced individuals/expatriates or Consultancy firm capable of rendering expertise services in various fields of Engineering, Construction and Installation, NDT , Geology, Project Management, Welding and Fabrication, Plant/Start-Up, Maintenance, Mechanical/Technical/Design Engineering, Information Technology, Administrative and Commissioning. 
 
ENTITLEMENT, BENEFITS AND PACKAGES;
. A very attractive net salary paid in US$, Sterling or Euros equivalent depending on employee home country and currency preference with annual salary review.
. Quality single or family housing accommodation in company community.
. Free medical/dental care in ENGLAND for employee and family.
. Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status employment.
. Paid airfares allowing full flexibility with holiday travel.
. Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.
. Full access to some to some of the finest and social recreational facilities in ENGLAND.
. Life Insurance and Paid vacation.
. Official vehicle/Maximum security in work environment and housing community.
 
JOB STATUS:
Full-Time and contract
SALARY INDICATION:
US$55,500.00-USD15, 000.00 depending upon experience and field of  specialization. Interested candidates are to email resume and details of experience to: evanglay2006@yahoo.com , http://www.subsea.org

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30 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi all
even i got this mail and on sending mi resume i got a letter of interview in which there were 25 question which had to be answered in 48 hours and i did that.the next day i recieved a letter of appointment.in this letter of appointment i have a phone number of an indian coordinator.it is new delhi's airtel subscriber number

Spotter said...

So maybe this is a money mule job after all? What does the letter of appointment say that you'll actually be doing?

Suzie said...

Actually I am going to guess that there's no job -- you will next be asked to send a fee for some sort of processing (for your employment paperwork, or for your visa, or for airline tickets, or for some other requirement)... Money mule jobs are usually very up front about the type of work you will be doing, this is more advance fee fraud-ish.

I hope "anonymous" doesn't believe this is a legitimate offer :(

Spotter said...

Advance Fee Fraud was also my first guess, but our anonymous poster has not mentioned any fees turning up in his correspondence so far. There's no question that it's a scam, however. The offer was spammed, and it seems like everyone who applies is accepted. In other words, they want a supply of victims, not employees.

Arul said...

Hai to everone,

Thanks for your comments.I too got the offer from subsea.Dont believe they asked me to pay 260 pounds in a particular private account no..DONT BELIEVE FRNDZ

Rohit said...

even i was the victim for the same i had also received the mail and seriously filled up the questionnaire form and got selected received appointment letter for the same .
and after reading this my intution were right .... ther is no job ignore it !

John said...

Hi,
I had received this offer and also received the a mail from the Indian contact with his contact number. The mail from the India contact says that I need to pay 200 pounds.

I have not taken any action so far. I googled to find some similar matches and found the below link as a good answer for such mail.
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060705013906AAG57aZ

Regards,

Anonymous said...

EVEN I GOT THIS MAIL BUT I MADE MY FRENDS IN LONDON TO VERIFY AND THEN I KNEW ABOUT THE TRAP AND ASKED THE GUY WHO IS THERE AGENT TO GIVE MONEY FOR ME AS SOON AS I COME TO ENGLAND I WILL GIVE U TWICE HE DIAPPEARED

Anonymous said...

Well I just received their email too. Email came from a hotmail account and replies go to a gmail account. As soon as I read the email I sensed this was a scam. I have no intention of replying and will put in with my junk mail.

Anonymous said...

Hi i got mail like this


SUBSEA OIL COMPANY LTD ENGLAND .
Job Vacancies
TITLE: PRODUCTION SHARING CONTRACT
Job ID: PSC/JV/SOC 01145-07/08
ENGLAND.


Sub Sea Oil Company has immediate employment opportunities. SUBSEA intends to invite experienced individuals/expatriates or Consultancy firm capable of rendering expertise services in various fields of Engineering, Construction and Installation, NDT , Geology, Project Management, Welding and Fabrication, Plant/Start-Up, Maintenance, Mechanical/Technical/Design Engineering, Information Technology, Administrative and Commissioning.


ENTITLEMENT, BENEFITS AND PACKAGES;
. A very attractive net salary paid in US$, Sterling or Euros equivalent depending on employee home country and currency preference with annual salary review.
. Quality single or family housing accommodation in company community.
. Free medical/dental care in ENGLAND for employee and family.
. Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status employment.
. Paid airfares allowing full flexibility with holiday travel.
. Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.
. Full access to some to some of the finest and social recreational facilities in ENGLAND.
. Life Insurance and Paid vacation.
. Official vehicle/Maximum security in work environment and housing community.


JOB STATUS:
Full-Time and contract
SALARY INDICATION:
US$85,400.00-USD35, 000.00 depending upon experience and field of specialization. Interested candidates are to email resume and details of experience to subsearecruitingagency@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Hi latest today i got this mail , i am in sonfusion wather to pay it or not


After going through your interview reply,we will like to confirm all your certificate(s) of qualifications as claimed by you.

Therefore,you are requested to send the scanned copy of your certificate(s) for verification and proper provision as well as help as proof in the process of your visa process with the British Immigration Service.

Waiting for your swift response.


Regards,
Engr. Gilbertim Sfeiffer
Human Res. Division Manager.
+447024034024.

Spotter said...

Don't talk to these people, and don't send any money for a job that doesn't exist. It's a scam from initial capital letter to final full stop, and you are best served by staying far away from it.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I've just received this message through my craigslist account. I thought it too good to be true so I searched the internet for info and found your site. Thanks for confirming my suspicion. Here is the ad


Hello
Greeting to you, I will like to invite you to work as a part of our team at
subsea oil and co LTD...
We have approximately 850 staffs, some being part-time. Our head office is close to Farringdon Station and Chancery Lane Tube in London. We have offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Newcastle, Rhyl, Carmarthen and Belfast and home-based workers in the southwest and north west.

We are currently seeking trustworthy,competent and hardworking individuals to work as our accountant/bookkeeper representatives of the company, who will work and reside in the USA/Canada.

This is a "Part Time" job, you will be contacted if you are chosen for the position after you must have responded to this message. You don't even need to quit your present job.
Below are the neccessary information required from you before being approved by the management.And i will like to know if you will be able to carryout the mentioned actvities below , if your capable of doing it then write back to me:
Requirements :

{1}Extensive experience in dealing with the public
{2}Computer literate in Microsoft Office
{3}Experienced in working with money
{4}Excellent communication skills
{5}Highly organised

Duties and functions to be carried out by you .

{1}Answer phone calls and take messages
{2}Audit Checks and payment slips for accuracy
{3}Enter into the Cashiering computer system all cash received and disbursed for each day's transaction
{4}Review and process travel expense vouchers for accountability and proper authorization
{5}Process payroll in the Managers absence
{6}Customer transaction and reception

Salary and Compensation:
{1}Medicals
{2}10% of of total cash handle on every given duty.

Other compensation will be looked into when outlined to the company.
I Also Have few questions to ask:

{1}Do you have office Equipments at home i.e Fax Machine,Scanner,Computer Internet and a phone Line:
{2}Do you have another Job : if yes,Is it a full time Job or a part time Job?
{3}Will you be able to dedicate atleast 2 hours per day between the hours of 6:00am-2:00pm to the firm ?.
NOTE: We assure you that we respect your privacy and your informations are very well protected.
Send in a copy your resume to ( subseaoilltd@yahoo.co.uk)
Thank you for your time.
Yours sincerely,
john hover.
Personnel Manager,
subsea oil and co LTD
Email:subseaoilltd@yahoo.co.uk

Sukie said...

Hi
I applied for the postion mentioned by anonymous on 4th April 2008, but one of the director have contacted me and I have had a interview this morning for accounts job, no mention of money, mind he wants a second interview tommorrow, via im... do you think I should go through the process to see if I can learn more?

Spotter said...

Talk with the scammer if you feel like it, but be careful about it. Experience with this scam so far has shown it to be advance fee fraud: they want you to pay some incidental fee or other in order to get the job.

Anonymous said...

they are just a bunch of wasted fools who ahev nothing better to do in life than send crappy mails to people and give fake hopes...DO NOT reply with any documnets or certicated if they ask for it as its all bullshit

Anonymous said...

hi all, when i got this mail i hav send my resume & all documents. & i get a offer letter but after i reading the suckers blogs on net then i think it is a fraud company

Anonymous said...

Hi all,
I also got the mail from subsea company. They asked me for the same interview questions. After i replied they sent me the contact information of the deputy commissioner and he asked for money for processing of the visa...

Anonymous said...

hey guys..evn i gt the mail 2day...looks like they hv improved on their plans n are offering a lesser salary to improve on their credibility...coz its somethng like usd 85,000, people will obviously google to find out what actually is going on..
this was the mail they snt me..


ENGLAND SUBSEA OIL COMPANY
21 Bloomsbury Street
London WC1B 3XB
Job Vacancies
TITLE: PRODUCTION SHARING CONTRACT
Job ID: PSC/JV/ESOC 01145-07 / 08
ENGLAND.

Attention:

England Sea sub oil Company has immediate employment opportunities. SEASUB intends to invite experienced individuals/expatriates or Consultancy firm capable of rendering expertise services in various fields of Engineering, Construction and Installation, NDT , Geology, Project Management, Welding and Fabrication, Plant/Start-Up, Maintenance, Mechanical/Technical/Design Engineering, Information Technology, Administrative and Commissioning.


ENTITLEMENT, BENEFITS AND PACKAGES;
. A very attractive net salary paid in US$, Sterling or Euros equivalent depending on employee home country and currency preference with annual salary review.
. Quality single or family housing accommodation in company community.
. Free medical/dental care in ENGLAND for employee and family.
. Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status employment.
. Paid airfares allowing full flexibility with holiday travel.
. Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.
. Full access to some to some of the finest and social recreational facilities in ENGLAND .
. Life Insurance and Paid vacation.
. Official vehicle/Maximum security in work environment and housing community.


JOB STATUS:
Full-Time and contract
SALARY INDICATION:
US$30,500.00-USD15, 500.00 depending upon experience and field of specialization. Interested candidates are to email resume and details of experience to

Mr. Paul Wilson

Email : oilsubsea@yahoo.co.uk
www.esubsea.co.uk

Phone :+447014264358


n i replied bck...F**k OFF !!!!

Anonymous said...

hi all

i am frm India,i have recieved same mails .when i replyed i got the appointment letter also
they asked to pay 1200pounds as prossesing fees

i am in a dilema what to do

Spotter said...

Hey Anonymous -- the solution to your dilemma is easy. Tell them that you can't afford the fee and request that they take it out of your first paycheck. They won't accept this offer, and that proves they are a scam. There is no job: they are just trying to con you into sending them money.

sakthi said...

i get on e appioment letter sir than call for come mobile in uk sir he is tell same indian ruppes 35000 rs give agent than iwell get it visa sir. i have not that much money. so now what go to next stap sir that agent call me he is tell one bank noumber first credit money than get it visa in four days is true or lie sir you sent replay foirst than i go to next step kindely replay for me

thankes
s.sakthivel

Spotter said...

Do not believe a word that person says. He is a lying scammer who wants to take your money.

sakthi said...

than what i have to do sir

Spotter said...

Stop dealing with this scammer. Don't accept any money from him, and don't send him any.

Anonymous said...

hi to all,
Even i got the job call from these so called PSC/JV/ESOC....in my attempt to confirm the authenticity of these people,by shear fluke i landed on this helpful site of yours. thanx! for saving me from trouble.

Pranay said...

Hi
I got a mail from the company regarding some employment at managerial level based on the experience. They have send me the pdf document in which letter pad of the company is there.
It's all fraud when i read the comments on this site.
Thx to everyone.

Anonymous said...

Dear smart innocent hopeful job applicants...
Congratulations on first of all visiting this site...
Even I have received such mail. Before visiting this mail, I suspected the authenticity of the mail..appointment letter/contract terms...
But should say that chaps on the other side are smart too...made literate lads like us believe initially and have been successful in wasting our precious time and efforts..however, thanks to the scammer for designing an innovative interview questionnaire...
But this is a lesson to all of us to be aware of such instances and also keep spreading a word of mouth in the public.

Anonymous said...

i m syed nasar imam. i have got a offer letter.dated on 28 january 2009. offer leter no is psc/jv/subsea 01145/09. as a training and development officer..and contact person name is ENG.GILBERT PFTISSTR.+447024026859 AND 7024038587..AND IN MY offer later its mentioned to contact mr. DAVID MORGAN 9867322476.please reply me its authentic or not.

Spotter said...

It's a scam.