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.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Shell Nigeria

This has the general outline of an Advance Fee Fraud scam. Anyone who applies for any of the available positions will be accepted, but expected to pay certain "processing fees" of one kind or another. If you're really lucky, you'll be invited to go to Nigeria, then kidnapped and held for ransom! I'm not making this up -- Nigeria is a hotbed of damnable cutthroat scammers.

---------- Forwarded message ----------

JOB REF: AQUA67/21563                                                                      28/11/07

Attn: Engineers,
 At AQUA  RECRUITMENT INC we specialise in engineering career moves for professionals engaged in the E&P sector. Interestingly, most of our clients are not actively looking for a new job, but are keen to consider the right opportunity.
We listen carefully to what is important to you with regard to career, family and lifestyle. We then use our connections and investigative skills to identify interesting opportunities that meet your criteria. Some of the moves we engineer are 'in-country', but the vast majority are international placements (world wide) with some of the best companies in the industry.
; with the mandate to recruit expatriate services employees' for the fulfillment of the requirements of SHELL NIGERIA ; "OIL AND GAS FLARING PROJECT in Nigeria, seek to write your consent after recommendation from our labour consultants ( WWW.TIMESJOB.COM_CENTRE) based on recent expatriate vacancies with our client.
intends to invite prime experienced individuals/expatriates capable of rendering expertise services in fields below:
  {1}. Petroleum Engineering
  {2}. Civil Engineering
  {3}. Computer Engineering
  {4}. Architect Engineering
  {5}. Marine Engineering
  {6}. Mechanical Engineering
 {7}. Electrical Engineering
  {8}. Electronics-Telecommunication Engineering
  {9}. Accounting, Executive, Administrator Engineer
  {10}. Aerospace Engineer! Ring
  {11}. Surveyors Engineer
  {12}. Senior Faculty of Industrial safety management.
  {13}. Business Strategy Economics
  {14}. Drilling / Well Operations
  {15}. Finance
  {16}. General Services
  {17}. Human Resources
  {18}. Industrial Projects
  {19}. Inspection Maintenance
  {20}. Legal Affairs
  {21}. Medical Services
  {22}. Operations Production
  {23}. Quality Health Safety Environment
  {24}. Research and Development
  {25}. Retail
  {26}. Sales Purchasing Trading Marketing
  {27}. Secretarial support
  {28}. Supply and Transportation
  {29} Offshore and Onshore Engineers
{30} Project Manger
 A cooperate project management team, engineering, procurement, construction, transportation and installation, safety, drawing, Designs, Geological services, maintenance and commissioning.
Entitlement, Compensation and Benefits packages include;
 A very attractive net salary paid in US$, Sterling or Euros equivalent depending on employee home country and currency preference.
. Quality single or family housing accommodation in company community.
. Free medical care in Nigeria 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 Nigeria.
Level 1: 12 Months, (One Year) and renewably only on satisfactory performance by employee.
Level 2: Full time
Interested candidates must have not less than 4 years experience in any of the above listed fields.
Interested candidates should forward their resumes/CV with verifiable reference(s) as word attached document to: E-Mail:
: Interested candidates are also required to contact our Nigerian Local Office strictly for the purpose of this project.
  Alhaji Dr. Abdullah Rashid
Head Of Recruitment Services.
Aqua   Recruitment Inc, Nigeria.
TEL:             (+234)- 805 34 23 560
FAX:            (+234)-0828 2536 57

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