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  • 01-13-2011, 06:54 PM
    Meri Widow

    Re: is this a scam or true?

    100% scam.

    There is no job.

    There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

    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.

    The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be an immigration official and will demand you pay for made-up fees, in cash, and only by 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 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.
  • 01-13-2011, 06:24 PM
    PatrickinGa

    Re: is this a scam or true?

    The offer made to the OP has DOZENS of dead giveaways that it is a scam.

    Who would EVER offer a job that pays that much $$ knowing no more qualifications about you than your email address?
  • 01-13-2011, 06:15 PM
    katiescorner

    Re: is this a scam or true?

    Half a million a year plus moving and travel expenses AND check ups TWICE a WEEK? roflmao.. What kind of job is this supposed to be? Do NOT send them your passport or drivers license info to find out..

    Really..
  • 01-13-2011, 05:50 AM
    IvetteZ

    Re: is this a scam or true?

    Did you have an interview prior to them giving you the offer?
    What was the email address you received this from? If it comes from one of the free email websites (yahoo, gmail, hotmail, ect), then it's a scam. Real employers use their company email but even then, proceed with caution.

    If you agree to accept the position, and the next email you get says anything about check cashing or payment processing from home, asks you to pay for anything, or reffers you to a credit or background check website, consider those red flags.

    Any mention of Western Union, Money Gram, or any wire transfers, is indication of a scam so stay away if that's the case.

    good luck!
  • 01-13-2011, 05:06 AM
    poojitha reddy

    is this a scam or true?

    Chevron House
    Hill of Rubislaw,
    Aberdeen
    AB15 6XL
    United Kingdom.

    From:
    Chevron Human Resources & Career Recruitment Board
    +447024088133


    i have recieved the below offer of employment from chevron human resources and career recruitment board,chevron house.uk....please let me know whether it is true or not.?
    thanking you.
    OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT

    Dear Candidate,

    It is our pleasure to inform you on your success in the recruitment exercise we have conducted. We are satisfied with your qualifications and subsequent working experiences after going through the attached copy of your CV. This Department has recommended your employment into Chevron Limited,
    UK and it has been duly approved by the Recruitment Approval Board. We are issuing you a Reference Code: CHHR090021. This code shall be guided carefully because it shall be our reference identifying for you during our further correspondence. Congratulations!!!

    Therefore, the Chevron Human Resources and Career Recruitment Board wishes to inform you the following terms and conditions of your employment contract:

    JOB PERIOD: You shall resume for duty on
    the 8th of February, 2011 and this employment will be extended for a period of 5 years and shall be reviewed upon satisfaction on your performance within the above-stated time.

    ENTITLEMENTS: All salary and expense figures shall be in U.S. Dollars (USD). Expatriates shall be entitled to a net annual salary of US$420,000.00. This salary shall be paid monthly at the rate of US$35,000.00. Any work performed beyond the normal 40 hours a week, work time, shall be due for an overtime benefit to be paid at $450.00 per hour.

    LODGING:
    First-class accommodation will be provided for you and your family, and if you are willing to relocate with your family. You can only relocate with your family after one month of resumption.

    TRAVEL: US$ 8,000.00 flat rate travel/entertainment allowance shall be paid to employee for each intercontinental trip made on the approval of the company.

    MEDICAL EXPENSES: You will be provided with a comprehensive healthcare, and follow-on care for injuries suffered during official and non-official duty. You and members of family are entiltled to a regular check-ups at the company's clinic at least twice a week.


    VACATION : You shall be entitled to two months of paid vacation trips during the term of the employment within a year.

    OFFICE ASSETS: You are entitled to a laptop and reliable internet facility and good working environment and any imortant gadgets as the nature of your job may require.

    LOCAL TRANSPORT : Vehicles and other means of transportation shall be adequately provided for.

    MOBILIZATION: Your first monthly salary and other entitlements shall be paid in arrears to after you must have accepted and completed all your immigration processes with our authorized Travel Agency that will guide you during the process. The Job terms will be well stated and expanciated by the agency in the hard copies that will be couried to your address before you embark on the Journey to resume work before 8th of February, 2011. Your letter of confirmation of employment shall be attached and forwarded to you for records as soon as possible.

    Consequently, you are required to send us a scan copy of your international passport for proper identification. In the case that you do not have an international passport yet, you are to scan and send to us either your driving license or any other national identity card. Also important in your response is your acceptance of the terms and conditions of your employment. Details of your current or last salary rate will also be included for important reference. We also wish to inform you that you must ensure that your immigration processes are followed up immediately to avoid any delay or further termination of this offer.

    As soon as we receive your reply, you will be sent a confirmation email with the next requirements. Do make sure you call if possible for more information.


    Thanks for your understanding and maximum co-operation and we hope to get your reply urgently.

    Dr Williams Cole

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