Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Identifying Obvious Scammers and Their Websites

There are many scam websites on the internet. There are fraudulent bank, courier, delivery, escrow, auction, government, law enforcement, job recruiter, oil companies, employers, immigration, non-government organizations, law firms, consumer stores, pet delivery companies, etc. The list is endless. Any website you encounter could be fraudulent, even if it looks fantastic! Some scammers use scam websites to make fraudulent companies appear legitimate and their scams more believable.

Just as importantly there are scammers who say they are, or work for those same companies above, yet they don't have their own domain or website and they use free email addresses, especially ones chosen to match their supposed company or government name.  That indicates that they are scammers! Please also read "How to Recognize a Scam Email!

Always ask a prospective company or governmental agency for the name of their website and if they claim not to have a website, or say their website is under construction or maintenance or development or they removed it because of hackers, they don't have a website and are probably scammers. If they they are using a free hosted/sub-domain website or a free domain redirect, there are probably dealing with a scammer! (See "Free Hosted/Sub-Domain Websites" and "Free Domains Redirects below)

Many scammers use paid domain websites however some do not for several reasons explained later in this article: (1) they attract more attention from and are frequently posted on anti-fraud sites giving the scam and scammer unwanted exposure, (2) they are frequently removed for abuse and (3) a domain, and therefore a company, can be identified as fraudulent by finding out how recently the domain was registered with www.domaintools.com. See "Paid Domain/Websites" below.

There are some simple ways that some scam websites can be spotted. This article will not make you an expert. Just because a website does not meet the guidelines below, it does not mean its not a scam!  There are other articles that can help identify fraud and fraudulent websites:Internet Fraud Support and Information, aa419's Online Search Tools and ScamChecker Website Scam Checklist and "Due Your Own Due Diligence" If you find a website that you think is fraudulent please post it on this forum so that others can be warned and an abuse report can be filed against it. You can also submit it to aa419's BlowaWhistle which is also a investigative tool.

Netcraft's toolbar is a free add on for Firefox browser which can help identify fraud sites. ScamAdvisor that will help tell you whether a website is a scam or not.   It has a risk rating system for each website, and shows the approximate date the domain was registered. It can warn you when you visit some fake phishing sites. If you are using Firefox you should install it as it will warn you of phishing websites and also help you identify fake websites by telling you when they were registered.

A Company or Government Agency That Does Not Have It's Own Domain and Website is Very Suspicious

Almost all legitimate companies and government agencies have websites and domains! (If "http://www.website.com" is the website, the domain is "website.com") A company or government buys and registers a domain and then pays a hosting company to host a website on that domain. Domains and website hosting cost very little considering their importance in the internet age, so there is almost no reason for a legit company or governmental agency not to have a domain and a website! Unfortunately, "companies" and "government agencies" who want to do "business" with you and don't have domains or websites are often scammers.

B2B Scammerss

There are "companies" that join and advertise extensively on B2B networks such as Tradekey, Alibaba, Gmdu.net, EcPlaza, Tradeboss, to name just a few. Though many of these companies claim to have thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales, 100 or more employees, they don't have their own domain and/or website and only have a website on the B2B network subdomain? That is a good indication they are scammers. B2B networks are infested with them. Never assume that because a company is on a B2B network or is a "Trustpass" or "Gold" member that they are not scammers. Many of these scammers will only use small B2B websites or appear in B2B directories. Please also read: Africa Import/Export Scam

Be Very Wary of "Companies" Who Say There Websites Are Under Construction or Maintenance

Some scammers claim they have websites but they are "under construction" or "under maintenance", or they removed their website because of hackers or fraudsters. No legitimate company or governmental agency would make either excuse or any other. Many times the scammer's website has been removed for abuse. Websites can be created in days, even hours and the fact that they are copied and even hacked, is no reason not to have one as they are essential to doing business in the world today...unless you're a scammer!

Domains Used Only to Send Out Scam Emails

Some scammers register domains and use them only to send out scam emails which are more believable because they don't come from a free email address. For example, they will register the domain realbank.com and send out emails from info@realbank.com. However, when you go to www.realbank.com there will be no website or it will say "under construction" , "coming soon" etc. When you receive an email that appears to come from an email address based on a domain (as opposed to a free email address) always make sure there is a working website on that domain. If there isn't one, you are most likely dealing with a scammer. Please also read: Official Looking Free Email Addresses Scammers Use!

Contact Page and Contact Information

+4470 +44 871 +44 870 / +44 844 +44 845 Phone Numbers Indicate Scam

Find the contact information of the individual or company that owns the website. This information could be on the "contact" page or elsewhere. Any website that has a telephone and/or fax contact number that begins with +4470, +44070, or +44(0)70 is a scam website as the person or company is pretending to be in the United Kingdom when they are actually somewhere else!  Read: www.scam-telephone-numbers.tk

If you see a "company" using a number that starts with +44 871 or +44 870 or +44 844 or +44 845 telephone number in the course of an email exchange, you are almost certainly dealing with a scammer. These numbers are very similar to +44 70 numbers in that they can be diverted or forwarded to a mobile telephone number in another country so scammers can use them to pretend to be in the United Kingdom when the call is really forwarded to their mobile phone number almost anywhere in the world.  Please read: +44 870/871/844/845 Numbers Are Suspicious! http://www.flextel.com/numbers/0870-Business-National-Telephone-Numbers-Any.htm and http://www.flextel.com/numbers/0871-Business-Flexible-Telephone-Numbers-Any.htm 

Free or Public Email Addresses are Very Suspicious

Any website that has a free or public email address (such as hotmail.com, gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc.) in the contact information and/or does not have a telephone number and a postal address or at least a company location should be treated with great suspicion! (Pay special attention to email addresses such as @consultant, @barrister, @attorney, or @london which look official but are actually free email addresses. Scammers use these email addresses a lot. See Official Looking Free Email Addresses Scammers Use!  for a complete list of these email addresses. If you are unsure if an email address is a free email or not, Google the part after the "@." If its a free email address, the search will reveal the website of the provider of the free email address. However if its not, the search should reveal the company's website.

Scammers frequently use free email addresses because they are quick and easy to get and set up, free, anonymous, and cannot be traced. Legitimate companies seldom do.

Mobile Telephone Numbers

In keeping with their need to be anonymous, scammers almost always use pre-paid mobile phone numbers which cannot be traced. Legitimate businesses seldom use them as a main telephone contact number. So contact information that only includes mobile telephone numbers is highly suspicious. Assume a mobile telephone is a pre-paid one. Consult this list: Mobile Phones By Country.You can also use this online tool: Numbering Plans Click on "phone number analysis" then type in the phone number with a "+" in front of the country code. Click "analyze."

No Contact Information is Very Suspicious

If there is no contact page or contact information, that's extremely suspicious. Legitimate companies have little reason not to list their contact information, including phone number and postal address, after all they want customers. Scammers are reluctant to list contact information because when their scam websites are discovered, that information can be posted and then Googled. Since they sometimes use the same telephones numbers and email addresses, their next scams and scam websites are more easily discovered. Also, with no contact information or location, a victim cannot contact the proper government agency to see if the company is properly registered. With no postal address, a victim cannot see if the address is real.

Another reason scam sites may have incomplete or no contact information is, many scammers are not "looking for customers." Instead, victims are directed to the scam sites via other scam sites, scam emails, scam SMS's and/or scam ads.

Payment Information

If the company sells some product or service look for information on what form of payment they want. Any website that demands, prefers or even mentions payment via money transfer, such as Western Union, MoneyGram, CoinStar, MoneyBookers, Liberty Reserve or Bank to Bank Transfer is a scam website or should be treated as one! Never pay anybody you don't personally know using Western Union/MoneyGram or any other money transfer company, or Bank to Bank transfer. See Western Union/MoneyGram = Fraud - Scam! . Please note that PayPal's Buyer Protection has many loopholes which scammers can exploit. See: www.never-wire-money-to-scammers.tk 

Chinese Websites

Any Chinese website selling goods should be treated with extreme caution. Please read Buying from China?

Free Hosted/Sub-Domain Websites

There are many website hosting companies that give free hosting of websites on sub-domains of their domains. You can tell a free hosted/sub-domain website because, the name of the website or the URL always ends with the name of the hosting company. such as "webs.com", "page.tl", "hpage.com", "yolasite.com", "webng.com", "tripod.com", "zoomshare.com", "host.ed.com", "8m.net", "spruz.com", "110mb.com", "uuuq.com"," 350.com", "moogo.com", "webstarts.com", "weebly.com", "freeiz.com", "herobo.com", "host-ed.net", "is.com", "officelive.com," "99k.org," "xtreemhost.com", "zzl.org", "zzl.net", "50megs.com", "biz.nf" and "comxa.com" are just a few! There are many others! gnbo.com.ng is one of the worst as it is based in Nigeria.  So a URL like www.petfaketransport.110mb.com", "www.scamsite.hpage.com", "www.phantomyorkies.webs.com", "www.scamelectronics.page.tl", "www.fakejobrecruiter.officelive.com" is free hosted/sub-domain website.

Sometimes there are advertisements for the free hosting company at the top or the bottom of the website so that is another clue. If in doubt, Google the suffix of the domain name, such as "webs.com" or "hpage.com" and if it is a free hosted website, it should take you to the home page of the hosting company. Websites on B2B networks fall under this category.

These free hosted/sub-domain websites are a favorite of scammers. They are free and as anonymous as free email addresses. Additionally, there is no domain registration date or registrant information. which is very important when investigating whether a website is a scam. Be wary of dealing with any business or person connected to a free hosted/sub-domain website, where money is involved. *

Very few legitimate business use a free hosted/sub-domain website, which might have limits on bandwidth, data, the number of or size of pages and carries third party advertising. As stated before, they register their own domain and website for a nominal fee.

Scammers know that potential victims will be suspicious of a free hosted website so they hide them behind free domains redirects.

Free Domains Redirects

Several internet companies allow users to sign up for free domains. These include www.smartdots.com www.dot.tk, http://www.com.nu, http://www.co.cc, http://www.freedomain.co.nr, www.cc.cc, http://www.popnic.com, http://www.lyp.nl and www.unonic.com to name a few. The user is able to choose the domain, however, it always ends in a the suffix associated with the free domain. The most popular free domains end in: "tk"; "co.cc"; "cc.cc"; "co.nu"; "tc"; "cz", "nr; "pn"lyp.nl" and "tf" There are more however. Since, these suffixes are less noticeable that those of free hosted websites, many scammers get a free domain and point it, also known as redirect, to a free hosted website thus making that site look more legitimate.

Paid domains end in "one word" suffices such as ".com", ".org", ".biz", ".ws", ".us", etc. Anytime you see a compound or two name suffix such as "co.cc", "biz.nf" you should be suspicious and investigate further, including, requesting help from a support person in this or any other anti-fraud forum. One of the few legitimate compound or two name suffices is "co.uk" which belongs to the United Kingdom.

When you see a URL such as "www.pettransport.tk", "www.fakebank.com.nu", "www.electronicgoods.cc.co", "www.fakecourier.cc.cc", "www.jobrecruiter.nr.tc", www.fakeoil.int.tf" it is a red flag because these are free domains and they are almost always redirected to a free hosted website. Only scammers would attempt to hide a free hosted website. If you are curious, you can figure out the actual URL of the free hosted website by placing your mouse over any menu item in the website. A URL will appear which will show the free hosted website.**

Paid Domain/Websites

There are many scam websites which are on paid domains, in other words, they end in .com, .org, .net, .biz, info, etc. One of the easiest ways to figure out if such a site is legitimate is looking at the domain registration or WhoIs information. You will need to use a utility to view this information: http://whois.domaintools.com Click on, or copy this link to your browser and hit the Enter key. You will see a blank space with the words "Enter A Domain or IP Address". Type in the URL of the website you are checking into that space, then click on the "Search" button. Move to the bottom half of the page and you will see (1) the name, telephone number, email address and address of the registrant (the person or company that registered the domain), (2) the date the domain was registered, (3) the date the registration expires". These three facts can reveal even the best designed website, and thus the company, to be a scam.

Creation Date

The date the domain was registered is the most important item in identifying a scam website. Any company whose domain was purchased less than a year ago should be considered very suspicion. Fraudsters try to make their fake companies appear legit in many ways, two of which are (1) declaring that they have been in business for a long time and (2) picking a company name or domain name similar to the name or domain name of a real company, and even copying all or parts of that company's website, including the design and images (This is called "spoofing". However, they cannot change the date the domain was registered and it will not conform with the claims made in website's content. When a company's website claims it was established in 1995 and the domain was purchased in 2011 the company is almost certainly fraudulent. Additionally, if you go to a website that is supposed to be Bank of America's website, say its called www.bankamer.com and that domain was registered six months ago, obviously that is not Bank of America's actual website (which was registered perhaps ten years ago) its a scam website spoofing Bank of America's website.

Most scam websites are quickly reported and and posted on various anti-fraud blogs and forums and removed for abuse. People are alerted to the scam by Googling the name of the website or the contact information of the scam company. Fraudsters are thus forced to register new scam domains. Most scammers put up a scam website and then send out thousands of scam emails (this is known as "blasting") and/or post hundreds of ads on free classified or B2B websites referring to the scam website. They know that the website will soon be removed and/or "publicized" but they hope to scam some people before that happens.

Expiration Date

Since, very few scam websites survive more than one year, scammers generally only register the domains for one year. So, another indication of a potential scam is a domain only registered for one yea. Most companies intend to be in business a while and register for domains for longer than a year. Some domains, such as a "co.uk" domain require at least a two year registration. Additionally, some scammers may purchase a domain for two or three years just so that they do not attract suspicion.

Contact Information and Identity of Registrant

You can also look at the registrant information which includes the name, physical address and telephone number of the person or entity that registered the domain. In some cases with domains registered outside the U.S. the registrant is not listed. Some registrants use a "privacy service" which hides the registrant's identifying information and this is a big indicator of a scam. Instead of the registrant's name you will see "Domains By Proxy", "Privacy Protect", "Contactprivacy.com" "Who Is Privacy Protection" or something similar. There are legitimate reasons to use such a service, however, hiding the name of the scammer is the most illegitimate and the most common. Scammers hide the registrant's information because many anti-fraud forums will post the name of the registrant of a fraudulent website. So people who Google will be able to identify not only the scam website but the contact information the scammers are using. Since the scammers intend to continue to put up scam websites, they will need to hide their "identities" or all their scam websites will easily be discovered and removed.

If the registrant's identifying information is not protected, look for inconsistencies, for example, (a) a registrant whose address is in a different country that the address of the company listed on the website, (b) an individual registering a domain for a company or governmental entity. The location of the registrant should match the location of the company on the website. The name of the registrant should match the name of the company. Any recently registered domain where the registrant is in a country where many scammers operate such as all the nations in West Africa, including Nigeria, Guyana, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, or Malaysia or Russia should be viewed with suspicion.

Website Design, Appearance And Content

Many scam sites are created using text and images stolen from legitimate sites or other internet sources which may not necessarily go together and many scammers do not have good English language skills. Looking at the design, text and appearance of a website can reveal whether it could be a scam site. Does the site look amateurish, cluttered and/or disorganized? Do the images look altered or distorted, especially logos? Are there misspellings and/or pronunciation, grammatical or syntax errors? Does the website address match the company name? Is the company name the same throughout the website? Of course, a perfect website can be a fraud also!

Look at what the website text says about the company? Is it specific or general and "generic"? Scammers will frequently use text from other websites that is "interchangeable" and stay away from specifics. Many times if you were to Google portions of the text you would find that it has been used in other websites. That means its more likely that the company doesn't really exist and the website was just copied from the websites of real or scam companies.

Googling

Googling is an important tool in figuring out if a website is a scam. This is important because this forum, along with other forums such as aa419.org, Antifraudintl.org, Cybercrimeops.com, and many blogs, post scam emails and scam websites, including the name of the scam company, its email address, telephone number, address, the URL of the scam website, and officers of the scam company. This information is invaluable in informing the public of a scam website but you have to Google to find it. Google everything, the company name (putting in quotes), the email address, the name of any officer or contact person. When Googling the name of the website, it is important to leave out the "www" or the "http://" Googling the telephone number is very important but there are different formats for telephone numbers. If you Google the number and nothing comes up, make sure you put in an different format, for example, a U.S. number is usually formatted with the area code in parenthesis and a dash between the prefix and the main number, for example, (206) 123-4567. Remember, scammers will change the format of the number to attempt to hide its origin and also to hide it from a Google search. For example, the country code for Cameroon is 237. The format for international numbers is country code with a plus in front if it and then the main number. A Cameroon number would be +237 1234567. A scammer may format the number as 001 23 71234567 so that the country code is not as obvious.
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* These free hosting services do not in any way tolerate abuse by scammers and remove scam websites when they are notified, however, a scam website can stay up long enough to scam numerous people before its reported and removed. Unfortunately, many times, its only after the scam has been successful and a victim reports it, that the free hosting service is notified.

** If there is no menu there is a more complicated way of figuring out the free hosted website domain to which the site is directed and that is examine the page source of the website and locate the Html codename "frame src=" and after the "=" you will see the URL of the actual website. You can view the page source of any website by following the instructions below. For other browsers, check the help section.

Firefox
Use the shortcut key "Ctrl U" OR

1. Click on "View" which is the third menu heading on the top left hand corner of the screen.
2. Click on "Page Source"which should be the second to the last item on the "View" menu.

Internet Explorer

1. Click on "View" which is the third menu heading on the top left hand corner of the screen.
2. Click on "Source" which should be the fifth to the last item on the "View" menu.

45 comments:

  1. I have received a mail from vetro oil and gas company it is right or wrong I really do not know so shall I submit my cv or not kindly help really like to work in Britain

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    1. It is a scam! Please send me the complete emails you received. advance.fee.fraud@gmail.com Please read carefully:
      No real company hires you without an in person, face to face interview. An email or telephone interview is always the sign of a scam! No real company charges any money for a job even for a visa or work permit! If they want you to pay and say they will refund the costs, you will just send money to a fake embassy official, travel agency or lawyer who is a really a scammer! Read: www.scam-job-emails.tk No real company or visa agent ever uses a free email address. Read: www.scam-email-addresses.tk No real visa agent ever requests you wire money into any bank account or by Western Union or Money Gram. Read: www.never-wire-money-to-strangers.tk No real company uses a telephone number that begins with +44 70, +44 871, +44 870, +44 844, or +44 845. Those are forwarding numbers which are not in the UK. Read: www.scam-telephone-numbers.tk There are no exceptions! Don't let a scammers convince you otherwise! Always "Google" all telephone numbers, email addresses and websites in any job offer to see if it has already been posted as a scam!

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  2. Kiewit Corporation i gt a mail from this id plz let em know is it fake scam job kya

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  3. Kiewit Corporationi gt a mail from this id plz let me know is it fake scam job kya also the number is +1-713-3668-044

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    1. It is a scam. Simply Googling the number would have led you to this warning: http://419advancefeefraud.blogspot.com/2014/05/kiewit-energy-plc-fake-job-scam-fraud.html

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  4. The Trafalgar Hotel
    2 Spring Gardens
    Trafalgar Square
    London SW1A 2TS
    England,United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 703 593 0940



    Dear Ariel Bigay,

    After going through your CV/Resume the hotel management have considered hiring you for your service. Attached herewith is our employment application form and the interview questionnaire containing some questions which the management would like you to answer.

    Note: A hand written is recommended to answer the questions and with a blue ink as well and be submitted via email as an attachment.

    As soon as we receive the response to our questions we will furnish you with more details as regards the job application.

    NOTE: Applicant should be willing to relocate to the United Kingdom.

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    1. This is a scam. Please read www.scam-job-emails.tk

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  5. I got letter like this: http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=88984&sid=58d32c4e6252f0fb9c5dc248388d437b

    they have cool website: http://silvernobleenergy.uk.ht/dolphinenergy/en/22/contact-us.html
    and they not use free email. so convince me. but they haven't ask for the money yet so I will follow they games first. thank you for ur info

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    1. It is a free email address and the website is fake!

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  6. My husband send a resume thru online jobsite a yeras ago then he recieved an email last 2 weeks from RASGAS COMPANY LTD UAE saying that he met the criteria of a computer analyst they are looking for then the HR of that said company send the soft copy of the contract reffering for a travel agency to process all the documents needed then the contract said that they will re inburse all the proccesing expenses once my husband arrived there ,, hoping for your kind consideration. Thank you

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    1. It is a scam! It is important that you send me the entire email to advance.fee.fraud@gmail.com Read www.scam-job-emails.tk

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  7. SCAM ALERT!!
    Personal Protection/Security Officers


    I recieved this email this morning and immediately knew it was a scam since I did not give any of my information to this company and the ppo world of information is a small, close, and guarded secret among ppo professionals. While the salary mentioned is legitimate among ppo professionals, it is usually reserved for seasoned/ranking ppos, most importantly this company is not listed anywhere "within" the closely guarded list(s) of "Legitimate" Companies within the industry. I have reported and sent this email to my Homeland Security Fraud Division for further Action since these types of scams could be of a serious nature tied to worldwide terrorism.

    -----Original Message-----
    From:r.wilson@overseasemployersgroup.com
    Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:04am
    To: 
    Subject: Overseas Personal Protection/Security Officer Employment Confirmation Hiring Notification

    From:Robert Wilson /Overseas Security Recruiter atOverseas Employers Group.Com

    Greetings Ricardo

    Thank you for your expressed interest in our firm., several overseas employer clients are interested in your services. I have dozens of clients in Dubai that has made a firm commitment to employ you.You will only be allowed to pick 1 contract detail per year.Your base salary will be $230,000 per year plus over time pay if you wish to work more than 40 hours per week.You will receive a full employer paid benefits package and the employer will provide you with housing,a work visa,work uniforms and airline fare to and from Dubai.There will be a one week paid(you'll be paid your normal salary) corporate orientation.All overseas employers require a international criminal background report upon hiring,the employer wants to feel secure that after paying for the expenses listed above you will not be arrested at airport immigration for out standing felony warrants.You can obtain your international criminal background report from Pyramid Documents.Com . Your employer privacy ID code is PHE9? you will need this when filling our the background report application form at Pyramid Documents.Com

    .If you do not have a passport make sure that you get one!

    Thank You For Using Our Employment Service,

    Robert Wilson /Overseas Security Recruiter atOverseas Employers Group.Com

    If you have any questions email me at recruiterwilson@gmail.com

     

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  8. sir received an email permitsandvisa.....a person called me named mr.michael and his number is +971526450621

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    1. Please post the entire email! That is very important.

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  9. I read your blogs with that scam company. Concerning with my application to S mechatronic NZ limited I also received, actually I send already my application and currently waiting to process as they said. they never ask for money, so what's their intention? is it really fake company? here are some of their message to me:

    Your document have been received and the processing of your Visa, Work/Resident Permit approval by the New Zealand Immigration Services/Ministry Of Manpower Affairs New Zealand have commence. It's takes 5-7 working days to process the document from the office because we have signed a contract agreement for easy acquisition of employee traveling document as readiness for employee to join the company. Once your approval is out, we will fax a duplicated copy to the New Zealand High commission in your country and the original document will be courier to your given delivery address along side with a paid ticket, and An International Cheque Value NZ$ 9,520 (Travel Allowance).

    Your date to resume work with us is January 2015. You are required to be in Auckland one week prior to your work resume date so that you can study our Company policy and every other necessary information you need to know about Mechatronics NZ Limited.

    Our Company Laws and Policy hand book will be courier to you along side with all other relevant document. Our Company T-shirt and face cap carrying our company name and your name will be courier to you as well to enable our staff identify you upon your arrival to Auckland International Airport because our staff will be picking you up.

    Note: All expenses incur by Mechatronics NZ Limited at this moment (TICKET FAIR, IMMIGRATION FEE, TRAVEL ALLOWANCE (NZ$ 9,520) etc) Will be documented and will be deducted from your salary throughout the period of 24 months of your contract with us.

    Hope to have inform you correctly.



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    1. Oh there is no doubt that it is fake! At some point you will be asked for money! If not by them, by another scammer posing as a visa agent or courier. There is no job! Read www.scam-job-emails.tk and send me the emails they have sent you.

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  10. i got a mail from maddisoneng.com . please teme is it fake ?

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    1. Post the entire email you received! Read www.scam-job-emails.tk

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  12. I recieved a mail from hotelrecruitement2014@live.com ,
    for a job in diamond luxury hotel..
    contact - diamond luxury hotel
    2C Regent Street
    London W2B IJA
    United Kingdom
    E-mail- hrd@diamondluxuryhotel.com
    phone- 00448719156143

    Is it Fake??????????????????????

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    1. Of course it is fake! Read www.scam-job-emails.tk

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  13. Hi received this email,

    GOGAS Congratulates You over your success

    This is an affirmation that your experience and qualifications were
    found successful for the requirements of (GOGAS) Gulf Oil & Gas L.L.C.

    Please find attached herewith, relevant document containing the Prototype of your Contract Package for your perusal and approval.
    Upon thorough review and acceptance of this Contract Package, sign on the last page and Send us a Scanned Copy of the Acceptance page.

    Kindly send a copy of the signed contract letter to the office of Ministry Of Health for the acquisition of your Health Insurance certificate which will empower the company to process your Work Visa and permits And this is inclusive with the GCC Countries.

    Ministry Of Health contact details below:

    Contact Person: Mrs. Fatima Alex
    Ministry Of Health
    Tel No: +971528187647
    Abu Dhabi
    P.O.Box 848
    Hamdan Street, above National
    Bank of Bahrain
    United Arab Emirate
    E-mail: contact@mohgov-uae.id.ai
    E-mail: moh-uae@consultant.com

    This is in line with the Expatriate Statuary Law of UAE in compliance with the W.H.O Health Act and the GCC Countries.
    Update us with the process between you and the Ministry for advice where necessary, and ensure you provide them their requirement quick for the fastest process from their office.

    Also remember that any Expenses you make on the process of registering your documents shall be refunded back to you immediately you submit your expenses

    report to us via email. Also be informed that once the process is completed your hard copies will be delivered to any postal address of your choice.

    There will be a mandatory Orientation/Training Exercise for all Newly Employed Expatriates which will take place within the Work Metropolis of Abu Dhabi Oil

    of (GOGAS) Gulf Oil & Gas L.L.C U.A.E and this Program will start 7
    days on arrival for work sign-on.

    Should you require more information, Please feel free to contact us immediately.

    Congratulations! on your appointment.

    Regards:

    Management
    Gulf Oil & Gas L.L.C
    P.O.Box: 7539
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Tel: +971555773798
    E-mail:careergulfoilgas@gmail.com
    Email: admin@gogas-ae.cc.vg
    www.gogasllc.hst.im



    Surely a scam right as they r free email addresses?

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  14. Dear Sir,
    Please give me the information about waraporn papers company located in Thailand.
    we can make deal with that company around 15000 USD.
    AND Idon't know that company fraud or not so please help me.

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  15. Sir i have got job offer letter from hydroquebecenergy@seechat.de is this fake?

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    1. Yes it is, read www.scam-job-emails.tk Send me the entire email you received to advance.fee.fraud@gmail.com

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  16. www.agiplacement.com, i have received mail from this company and they do have a website which is six months old. I am recieving calls to make a payment for providing job interviews i could'nt rely on this company, i need some suggestion, I am psoting the email here

    Greetings for the day!!!

    With the extreme pleasure, we are greeting you as a prominent part of
    AGI Placement family and very thankful for your interest in our services.
    Your career vision is our mission

    Aspire AGI(Abroad Gulf India) is a leading Recruitment and Staffing Company in India with networking of HR and Recruitment professionals all over Abroad Gulf and India.

    We understand your career’s need in today’s age. We are offering you Job Search Management to take a step ahead your career. Being an experiencecandidate it is not so easy to change a job at a time. To makes yours plans worthy through The Job Search Management we will assign a Personal Relationship Manager (PRM). This PRM will do all needful work for your relevant job opportunities from the beginning to the end. You can be in contact with your PRM via mail.
    Benefits:-
    a) You will get ten job opportunities according to your career’s need in a month
    b) You will get companies background details
    c) You will get full details of companies HR (if possible)
    d) You can choose any two companies for interview help (PRM will help)

    Doc’s Checklist –
    1. Highest qualification certificate
    2. Experience letter
    3. Current offer letter
    4. Current salary slip
    5. Colour photo
    6. Government approved id proof
    7. Pan card copy
    8. Passport copy
    9. Your family's passport copy

    Account details
    Bank Name - HDFC Bank
    A/C Name - AGI Enterprises
    A/C No - 50200010563442
    IFSC Code - HDFC0001070
    Amount-4,700Rs/-

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    1. i received the same mail and they are asking me to pay once i get shortlisted for the company so i guess its fake as most of the MNC's hire via campuses and consultants but they wont ask money

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  17. I received this email; is it genuine??
    This is an Affirmation that your experience and qualifications were
    found successful for the requirements of Efficacy National High School-(ENHS) -United Arab Emirates.

    Please find attached herewith, relevant document containing the
    Prototype of your Contract Package for your perusal and approval.,
    upon thorough review and acceptance of this Contract Package, sign on
    the last page and send us the scanned copy of the Acceptance (Last) Page.

    However, you have to contact ABU DHABI HALLWAY TRAVELS LLC - UAE for the acquisition of your UAE Work/Residence Permit Papers which will enable
    you to legally live and work in U.A.E. Also send the signed Copy of the Acceptance page to the Travel Agency, through their contact details below:

    ABU DHABI HALLWAY TRAVELS LLC-UAE
    P.O.Box 4431,78 Electra st
    Email: info@adhallawy.com
    CC: abd-hallwaytravels.uae@outlook.com
    TEL: +971 52 2836411
    Website: www.adhallawy.com
    ATTN: David Jenon

    This is in line with the Expatriate Statuary Law of UAE in compliance
    with the U.N. Anti-Terrorism Act. Also update us with the process
    between you and the Travel Agency in case of advice where necessary,
    and ensure you provide them their requirements quickly for the fastest process from their office.

    Also remember that any expense you make for the processing of your UAE
    Residence/Work Permit Papers shall be refunded back to you immediately
    you submit your expenses report/receipt to us via Email.

    Meanwhile, there will be a Mandatory Orientation/Training Exercise for
    all Newly Employed Staff which will take place within the Premises of Efficacy National High School-(ENHS) -UAE, and this Program will start 7
    days on arrival for work sign-on. Should you require more information,
    please feel free to contact us immediately.

    Congratulations on your successful emergence!

    Prof- Ahmed Hussain
    Efficacy National High School-UAE
    P.O.Box 0583
    Address: Hazza Bin Zayed St
    Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates
    Tel: +971 5 29835001
    Website: www.efficacynhs.ml

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    1. It is a scam! Read www.scam-job-emails.tk

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  18. DEAR VISA APPLICANT.

                 CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR APPOINTMENT, I RECEIVE YOUR DOCUMENT NECESSARY FOR VISA APPLICATION WITH YOUR WORKING PERMIT APPROVAL  HERE IN MY OFFICE FROM THE COMPANY AS WELL AS YOU ARE ONE OF THE SELECTED CANDIDATE, THE COMPANY AS APPLY FOR YOUR WORKING VISA  ON YOUR BEHALF, SO DUE TO THIS YOUR VISA IS NON-APPEARANCE, NOW YOU HAVE  TO SEND ME THE SCAN COPY OF BELOW DOCUMENT. 

    *SCAN COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT 
    *SCAN COPY OF PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPH (WITH WHITE BACKGROUND)
    *SCAN COPY OF VOTER ID CARD OR DRIVING LICENSE 
    *FILLED VISA APPLICATION FORM

     
    SEND ALL THIS DOCUMENT TO ME SO THAT I CAN PRINT IT OUT AND ENCLOSE  IT IN YOUR FILE TO SUBMITTING    FOR YOUR VISA REGISTRATION

    ATTACH TO THIS MAIL IS THE VISA APPLICATION FORM KINDLY DO THE PRINT OUT FILL IT BY HAND , THEN SEND A SCAN COPY BACK TO ME TODAY, IN CASE YOU DO NOT KNOW ANY OF THE INFORMATION TO BE WRITTEN IN THE VISA FORM KINDLY LEAVE IT BLANK.

    TOTAL VISA FEES 28,500 RUPEES

    FURTHERMORE YOUR TOTAL VISA PROCESSING FEE IS 450 US DOLLAR   EQUIVALENT TO INDIA RUPEES 28,500 ONLY  OF WHICH YOU HAVE TO DEPOSIT BY CASH TO THE CORRESPONDENT SECRETARY ACCOUNT IN-CHARGE OF THE VISA REGISTRATION. THE PROCESSING START IMMEDIATELY AFTER RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT AND IT TAKES 2 WORKING DAYS TO GET YOUR APPROVAL , THE PAYMENT RECEIPT WILL BE SEND TO YOU BY VIA E-MAIL FOR THE PROOF OF YOUR PAYMENT .

      IMMEDIATELY  YOUR  VISA IS APPROVED  I WILL SEND YOU THE APPROVAL COPY ,THEN YOU CAN GET YOUR   CALL UP  LETTER  FROM AMBASSADOR WHICH WE INDICATE THE DATE OF YOUR APPOINTMENT  THAT YOU ARE TO COME TO EMBASSY  WITH YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORT FOR YOUR VISA STAMPING AND FINGER PRINT.

    REGARD
    RUBEN STAGE

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  19. SO HOTEL NEW YORK CITY 341 Broome St, New York, NY 10013, United States Telephone: +12128513146 Email:-hrd@sohotel-newyork-city.com www.sohotel-new-york-city.com 3.6 Settlement Allowance: $ 2000 Dollar & two months upfront salary on joining will be given to you. 3.7 Annual leave : Annual Leave of one calendar month for each complete year of employment will be allowed to you. This may be accumulated for three years and availed together. Leave encashment may also be permitted a management discretion 3.8 Leave Passage: Return air passage, airfare for economic class will be paid for you, and your family(wife/husband and two children under the age of 18 years old). 3.9 Joining Expenses: You and your family (wife and husband with two children up to the age of 18 years old) will be entitled to economy class air ticket. 3.10 Visa Expenses : You have to bear the visa expenses for which company will reimburse it after joining the company. 3.11 Bonus: Bonus may be payable at management discretion. 3.12 Education Expenses: School Fees up to $5000 Dollar for two children up to the age of 18 years old per annum of actual whichever is will be entitlement for your children. Expenses on uniform, books, etc., will be borne by you. 4.WORKING HOURS: You are required to work 8(Eight) hours daily (30 Min( 2- breaks) and 40 (Forty) Hours per week. The working days is from Monday to Friday, training period working can be extended to Saturday. 5. TERMINATION: This contract can be terminated by either party on given three months notice in writing or deduction of salary equivalent to 3 months in lieu of the notice period in probationary period of 3 years. In case of termination of employment by the employer on disciplinary grounds no notice period or compensation in lieu of the notice period is required to be given. 6. SECRECY CLAUSE: You shall not part or disclose with any of the information to any outside person or\organization. Breach of this condition shall be considered as a serious offence which may necessitate legal action being taken by the company against you. 7. RESTRAINT OF EMPLOYMENT: You shall be restrained from taking employment with any of our group of companies or competitors in New York unless prior permission is obtained. continue…

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  20. hi i received this mail... is it scam?

    ZHUTRO OIL AND GAS LIMITED
    98 - 111 Princes Street,
    Edinburgh, EH2 4AD
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Tel: +44 7010306291
    Email: career@Zhutro.com
    Website: www.zhutro.com

    Attention Applicant,

    We appreciate your interest in working with our organization and in
    reference to your resume, and as ZHUTRO OIL AND GAS LIMITED we generally
    welcome your interest to be one of our workers who is willing to work
    with us. We have gone through your working CV and found details quite
    interesting but we need more conviction in other to grant you this Job.
    Your qualifications are quite interesting. Our company management
    appreciates your eligibility to work in our company, but need total
    devotion and adheres to company’s instructions. Job position will be
    available to you after filling the application form attached with this
    mail if you are accepted. Attach your qualifications along with this
    application form.

    We are having vacancies here in which your qualification is in line
    with. The vacancy we have in our company falls in your category. So you
    have no other option than to be prepared to pursue your documents which
    are the ultimate, and will guarantee us of your readiness and
    seriousness, which will enable you to come over here. We offer free
    Accommodation to our candidates as soon as they are through with their
    travelling documents from the British Embassy in their country through
    our coordinator in British Embassy. Other benefits will be available if
    we find your filled application worthy in agreement.
    Attached to this mail is an Enrollment Form which you have to print out,
    fill and send back to us as an attachment via email.
    Applicants is to provide him/her self with visa and all other necessary
    travel documents that will enable him/her to come over to his/her job
    community (here), though one assurance we can prove is that we can stand
    in favors of your name and apologies to the British council in your area
    to assist you to make sure that visa and all the travel documents are
    issue to you smoothly.

    You are expected to fill your information as it will be attended
    officially here in the office by the concerned company officer. Please
    note that all applicants’ bears the cost of VISA to assure us of his or
    her reliability and the said is refundable after 7 days of arrival in
    UK, while we provide free air ticket with family if any. We are only
    going to offer you a salary of £5,200 GBP (Great British Pounds) per
    month, after payment of tax. We are anticipating a quick response to the
    form which you have to fill and send to us not later than 72 HOURS from
    the time received. Late submission of this form indicates un-seriousness
    of candidate except a letter of apology is sent. Then you will be
    informed of the next step to be taken. You should be fast with this
    enrollment because time is no longer on our side now.

    Fill and send the form immediately via email.

    Yours faithfully,

    Mr. James Derick
    HR Department
    ZHUTRO OIL AND GAS LIMITED UK.

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    1. Of course it is a scam! Read www.scam-job-emails.tk carefully!

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  21. I got mail from hr@uk-dubaipetroleum.com>

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    1. It is a scam! Post the email that you received and read www.scam-job-emails.tk

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  22. DEAR APPLICANT     

    WELCOME TO KATUSA ENERGY UNITED STATE OF AMERICA

    THE KATUSA RESEARCH OIL AMERICA,HAVE RECEIVED YOUR DOCUMENT AND SATISFY WITH IT. WE ARE GOING TO GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WE ARE PROCESSING YOUR JOB  OFFER LETTER WHICH THE COPY WILL BE SEND TO YOU AND THE ORIGINAL COPY WILL BE SEND TO UNITED STATE AMERICA EMBASSY  IN INDIA. THE UNITED STATE  AMERICA EMBASSY  IN INDIA WILL CONTACT YOU AND GIVE YOU THE DETAILS OF YOUR VISA PROCESSING WHICH IS THREE YEARS WORKING PERMIT VISA.NOTICE THAT  WILL ARE GOING TO PROCESS YOUR  VISA IN USA EMBASSY  IN INDIA BECAUSE WE HAVE AN AGENT  IN USA EMBASSY IN INDIA ,WHICH IS WORKING WITH US HERE IN OUR OIL  ORGANIZATION FOR A LONG TIME  HE IS GOING TO HELP YOU TO GET YOU AN URGENT  VISA  WITHOUT ANY DELAY, WE DO ADVICE YOU THAT AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVED YOUR JOB OFFER LETTER DO COMPLY WITH THE CONSULAR  IN ORDER TO ISSUE YOUR VISA  WITHOUT ANY DELAY (NOTICE ) THAT THE MANAGEMENT IS GOING TO PROVIDE YOU FREE FOOD FREE ACCOMMODATION, FREE MOBILE RECHARGE AND FREE AIR TICKET,AND ALSO NOTICE. THAT ALL APPLICANT IS GOING TO BEAR FOR HIS /HER VISA PROCESSING  FEES ONLY. AND AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVED HERE IN OUR COMPANY THE MANAGEMENT IS GOING TO REFUND YOUR MONEY BACK TO YOU WITHIN 72 HOUR OF YOUR ARRIVAL   ,HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON HERE IN KATUSA RESEARCH OIL

     
    HUMAN RESOURCES
     MANAGER  MR KATUSA 
    WISH YOU BEST OF LUCK
    KATUSA RESEARCH OIL
    HRD TELEPHONE: +1747-223-5658 is this true

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  23. Millennium Broadway Hotel New York

    145 West 44th Street

    New York, NY, 10036

    United States.

    Tell: +1 315 820-9090


    Dear Job Seeker,
    The Millennium Hotel NY has received your resume for the ongoing recruitment exercise of this season and we have found interest in it, based on your qualification/experience in the said field.
    In respect of the job you are applying for in this
    Hotel we request you to kindly find the attached Job Application Form and Online Interview Form which are attached to this mail. We request you to Print out the Forms in colored, fill it with pen, scan and send it back immediately back to the management through this same Email address you receive this mail from along with the scan copies of your International Passport, College/School Certificates and Passport Size Photograph Immediately (WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS) .
    This recruitment ends very soon so we request you to
    get this forms filled as soon as you receive this massage then send it back with all other required documents. We understand that you are coming from a foreign country applying for job here in New York City, Provided you are finally selected to work with this company we will apply for your visa and any other traveling documents on your behave by having a solid agreement with American High Commission in your country to issue your visa without any delay or denial and we will direct you to the person in charge to help you out, as You will be responsible for your visa charges/expenses over there in your country.
    After which we are going to book your flight ticket free from your
    country down to New York City and get you a free accommodation.

    NOTE: Send a copy of your filled forms first to: employment.hrdepartment.fivestarhotelus@hotmail.com


    HR Manager.

    It is scam?????

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    1. Yest it is a scam! No real company ever uses a free email address! Read www.scam-job-emails.tk

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  24. Yes It's Scam! Just received the same mail. Then I have contacted the hotel department with their official Facebook, they clearly stated that it was a fake one. Don't believe in this!

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  25. Could you check

    RIC OIL LLC
    105066 g. Moscow, ul. Novoryazanskaya, d. 26
    Russian Federation
    Phone (English Language): +7 499 714 5888
    Phone (Russian Language): +7 499 390 8340
    Email: info@rikoil.ru

    Export Department
    export@rikoil.ru

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    1. If you had read and understood the article or just did a simple search you would see it is a scam. It is posted here http://419advancefeefraud.blogspot.com/2015/02/ric-oil-llc-russian-oil-scam-fraud.html

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