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, October 30, 2008

AMALCO OIL & GAS INC (not)

A scammer operating out of Malaysia (IP address 60.50.87.226) has just short-listed everyone with an email address for this job. It's probably advance fee fraud: he'll gladly offer you this (fake) job, but requires certain work-visa fees to be paid up front. There is no job, only a scammer conning people into sending him money.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: AMALCO OIL & GAS INC <[redacted (doubtful)]>
Date: 2008/10/30 UTC
Subject: AMALCO OIL JOB OPPORTUNITY
To:


FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR
AMALGAMATION ALLIED OIL & GAS CORP
Level 16, Tower 5
PETRONAS Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 1436 27161


ATTN: APPLICANT

INTERNATIONAL EXPATRIATE OFFICIAL JOB ONLINE INTERVIEW

Your name has been shortlisted/Choosen among the Lucky expatriates who
submitted the CV to the MALAYSIA ONLINE JOB ,before we will issue you the
Success Letter and the Contract Document You have to fill the following
informations and send it back to us
Via-Email: amalco.oil_gascorpinc@live.com

Full Names

City:

State:

Country:

Zipcode:

Sex:

Phone:

AGE:

MARITAL STATUS:

Get back to me as soon as possible.



Bar. Rahim   Mohammed
Head of Recruitment Service.
AMALCO  OIL & GAS INC (SARAWAK)

9 comments:

Spotter said...

Received again, from the same IP address, requesting replies to "amalco.oil.gas@yahoo.com" and "amalco.oil.gas@gmail.com".

Anonymous said...

I too have received the same letter from Bar Mohhamad.How do we catch hold of such fraudster.These fraudster should be put behind the bar.the same message are been received again from same IP address"AMALCO GAS" amalco.oil_gas@live.com,AMALGAMATION AMALGAMATION" almacoltd@gmail.com
Just check the mail out .He is a fraud.

Jumper
we have confirmed your mail, and in the attachment you will find the
letter of agreement form. You need not courier the hard copy of any
filled form as the copy you mailed to me is enough. All you need do is
send back to me via email.We do not want to be a burden on you.

All the positions includes the benefits listed below:

1. Three Bedroom Flat Duplex
2. Medical & Travel Insurance
3. 10 Days Leave / break/ Vacation after every 90 working days
4. Flight Fares (Air Tickets)
5. Education Scheme to expatriates children/family
6. Toyota Camry 2008 2.0 V Model.

7. Your Job Postion with our company is the place of Senior Field
supervisor as the Head of department of every foreign Contractors both
on shore and offshore.

8. SALARY IS THE TOTAL SUM OF $29,000.00 USD (TWENTY NINE THOUSAND
UNITED STATES DOLLARS)

9. WORKING SCHEDULE; MONDAY - THURSDAY.

Note: The nature of your job, is the place of Senior Field supervisor,
as right now our company is currently having a new Refinery Plant here
in Malaysia, And since you will be the New Senior field supervisor
every foreign contractors here in Malaysia will have to report to you,
so you can authorize the report to the united states of America, for
work previews.
You are to send us these documents:

A. A copy of Reference Letter.
B. Scanned copy of your International Passport.

The Documents should be provide to us through scan e-mail attachment
for fast processing, because all the positions need expatriates who
can be able to start up employment on 2nd week of November 2008, and all the
arrangement need to be made as fast as possible.

Further Informations:-

Below are more informations about the nature of your job and further
more informations about provision of Amalco Oil & Gas Inc.

1. Accomodation & Location -; Be informed that you will be living /
base in Sarawak, Malaysia, which is even more closer to office, If you
take this job offer. You will living alone with your Family if any in
a duplet in Amalco Finest Estate Sarawak.
Note: The appartment is fully Furnished has every necessary requirments in it.


2.Nature of Job & Responsibilities -; Your Job position is the place
of SENIOR FIELD SUPERVISOR
Responsibilities-;
(a.) Assist and support the company in getting reports from our new
plant construction currently going on.
(b.) Get full details of reports from Sub-supervisor from every departments
(c.) If satisfied , With the presented reports or documents,
Authorize and sign for approval But if not satisfied with the reports
or documents, Decline reports and documents for proper completion of
reports or documents.
(d.) Supervision must be done every duty time (Working Hours Only).
(e.) All reports must be sent to Amalco Oil & Gas Headquaters, in United
states for international preview.


3. Work vacation-; Having your leave depends on when and what time
you want it, as your leave / vacation can be accumlated for you to
have your vacation at the time you want. It must not be after 90 days,
After 90 days, if you want you can have your leave but if not you can
have it when you really want.

4.Salary/ Payment-; Salaries are paid every month, Which indications
that your salary for a months is the total sum of $29,000.00 USD
(Twenty Nine thousand United States Dollars). Pay Check must be
received every 27th Day of the month with additional montly allowance
($5,500.00 USD).

5.Contract Duration / Contract Re-newal -; After contract is over
for the duration of contract signed, we have alots of opportunity to
either renew contract with the company or become fully employed, but
certainly Amalco has a good record of retaining Contractors/workers. As
we are entitled to reduce Un employment around the world.

6. Airfare / Transportation-;
Note: Our company will help send to you an appointment & invitation
letter to be send to the Malaysia Immigration contacts that will be
given to you. Our company wouldn't be responsible for visa/work
permit charges as this is clearly stated in the Letter of Agreement.
But Immediately the Immigration visa / work permit is
approved, Amalco Oil & Gas Inc. will send Flight tickets, as noted
already Toyota Camry 2008 2.4G model in on standby upon employee's
arrival.
7. Reimbursement -; If it happens that Employee made any charges
on company's half, It's stated in company's policy , that employee/
worker must be reimbursed with additional 10% of the total Funds
spent. So every Worker / employee is well guarantee of reimbursement.
8. Hospitality & Medical Aid -; Every employee working with Amalco Oil
is entitle to Full health requirements, As there is always free
Medical Aid/Free hospitaly for employee & Family to ensure proper
health functions for our workers. Every Hospital Bills are being
taking care of by Amalco Oil & Gas Inc.
9 Education –; Amalco provide free education for every employee's child/
Children , At the same time Amalco will help to give workers more
training and further education of necessary.

Regards
Bar. Rahim Mohammed

Anonymous said...

I recieve the same today,
I wonder if given Tel. Numbers and IP address is not enough for Maliyasian Govt. to snatch those crooks.

Amjad said...

I RECEIVED THIS EMAIL FIRST TIME THEN I REALIZED THAT IT MAY BE FRAUD, BCOZ THE SALLARY/MONTH THEY APEARED IN IT WAS UNBELEIVABLE, BUT I WAS ON THE TARGET THAT HOW MUCH THEY CAN MAKE ME FOOL. THERFOR I VISITED TO MALAYSIA EMBASSY ON THE VERY FIRST DAY OF RECEIVING SUCH EMAIL, I CONFIRED THAT THERE IS NO JOB AND IT IS JUST A SPAM AND FRAUD. THEN I CONTINIVE WITH THEM EVEN THEY ASKED FOR TO PAY FEE. AFTER THAT I SENT THEM TWO OR THREE EMAILS WRITTEN UNDER SUBJECT "HOW CAN YOU DECEIVE ME MR. FRAUD"?
SO I WOULD SAY TO ALL OF YOU THAT NEVER TRUST ON LIKE THAT SORT OF EMAILS, PEOPLE JUST MAKING FUN THOSE WHO ARE FREE AND WANT YOU TIMEPASS.

deodr7 said...

i received a mail today from my brother-in-law asking for financial help bec. apparently he got hired by this Amalco oil & gas and he was instructed to pay the working fees,visa fee,processing fee, employment pass, etc. totaling USD 850.198. This is the reason I searched the internet to verify the authenticity of this job recruitment.
Now it appears to me that it is just a SCAM. With the salary they offer per month..it's is just to good to be true.

Anonymous said...

I saw the tense and spelling errors and I knew that this is a scam, but what worries me is that we have posted our CV on the Internet and these people have access to it. It is maybe a scam but it is not nice if you need a job and something like this comes up and you get your hopes up and they are making a fool of me

Anonymous said...

is there anything i can do to retrieve the information i sent him back?? Only the first email thank god??????????????????? or is that too much already?????/?

Spotter said...

They will probably contact you and tell you that your job application has been successful. They will then try to con you into paying fees for various things before you can start the job. Just tell them to take all the fees out of your first pay. They will say they can't do that, and that just proves that they are scammers who never really intended to pay you anything, ever.

kazmi_nj said...

Back with name of Amalgamation Allied Oil & Gas Corp with following USA address:
630 Shore Rd, Anaheim,California. Offer letter is exactly identical with execption to #6 Toyota Camry 2010 instead of 2008. letter is now Signed by Engr. David Corbin
Scam is targeted to fresh engineers in south asian countries