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Addax Petroleum Company Scam
« on: April 20, 2005, 09:27:52 PM »

From: Deborah
Date: Wed Dec 29, 2004 9:49:08 PM US/Central
To: bob@ebarrelracing.com
Subject: Fwd: APPOINTMENT LETTER FROM ADDAX PETROLEUM IN REGARDS TO THE JOB OFFER

I applied through Monster.com so when I received a job offer I was thrilled. Then Monster sent me an e-mail stating the following; From Mayday1@monster.com

Greetings,

It has been brought to our attention that a fraudulent job had been posted on the Monster website. We would like to make you aware of this posting in a effort to discourage any possible contact you may decide to make or follow through with your application. The job that was posted on Monster was done so posing as a legitimate employer. Please note that the actual business/corporation does have legitimate job postings on Monster. We are singling out the postings that we have been able to determine to be fraudulent. We have included the below information to help you to identify the fraudulent job posting in question:
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Company name: Addax Petroleum Company

Posting Details: ADDAX PETROLEUM COMPANY 144 Aboyale Cole Via Ademola Tokunbo Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria. Website: www.addaxpetroleum.com Website: www.addaxpetroleum.itgo.com Date: 24th of Dec, 2004. Direct Line: 234-1-7759761 Tel: 234-8055510319 ATTN: Addax Petroleum Company (APC) intends to Invite experienced and reputable persons having prime experience and capable of providing Information Technology support services (as individuals or in a team). You are liable to contact Addax Petroleum Company for any confirmation from Addax in regards to the project at hand through as follows: postmater@addaxpetroleum.itgo.com OR webmaster@addaxpetroleum.itgo.com The ideal candidates will have commercial acumen and people skills, and must be forward thinking, flexible, committed and passionate. Must demonstrate previous experience from within a similar role. If you are interested in the offer please select one of the skill sets below, in which you feel you can work well. We would not be giving contractors a telephone interview due to logistics, so a personal interview is scheduled to hold one on one as soon as you resume for duty. Contractors should be aware that as soon as we receive your CV, you will eventually be qualified basically based on your CV and your work experiences and we will automatically get back to you soonest as soon as you are been shorlisted due to the limited time factor before the date of resumption for duty. Contractors are hereby mandated to respond to this email as soon as possible because the project will eventually be proceeding on the 1st of February, 2005. Expenses incurred, in respect to the procurement of your working and residential permit must be substantiated with receipt and this should be forwarded to me for later reinembursement after 14 days of procurement. You are to receive the hard copies of the contract terms and agreement and also your working and residential permit altogether, it will be delivered through diplomatic courier services to your various designated addresses respectively. All relevant information of client should be forwarded to the Personnel Manager on behalf of Addax Petroleum Company through the contact as follows: Usman Ahmed------ Personnel Manager in charge of the project E-mail: addaxpc2001@myway.com I have reproduce relevant parts of our offer for your confirmation. Signed, Usman Ahmed, Personnel Manager, Addax Petroleum Company. Skill sets available for the IT gas to liquids project. Job Title: Designer - Developer/Applications/IT Description: This is a Contract position as an Applications Designer/Developer with an expected duration of fourteen months and the possibility of up to an additional six months for selected personnel. All work will be performed at sites located in Nigeria. The minimum requirements are as follows: BS Computer Science, BS Information Systems or equivalent, at least five years relevant experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, provides broad and integrated applications programming, systems programming, and management support for mission-critical computing on production systems and establishes appropriate technical standards and procedures. Previous international experience is a plus. Specific anticipated duties are as follows, but additional duty assignments may be made based on project needs and personal skill sets. Establishment of detailed program specification by breaking it down into its simplest elements and translating this logic into a programming language, good working knowledge of established programming procedures and languages (C++, Java, HTML, PHP, Visual Basic), and the capability of determining computer problems and coordination of appropriate hardware and/or software solutions. Ability to write technical instructions in the use of programs and/or program modifications, working knowledge of computer flow charts, programming logic, codes, and human interface design parameters. Job Title: Project Manager - Project/Infrastructure/IT Description: This is a Contract position as a IT Project Manager with an expected duration of fourteen months and the possibility of up to an additional six months for selected personnel. All work will be performed at sites located in Nigeria. The minimum requirements are as follows: Education is open (Engineering or Computer Science degree preferred), at least 10 years relevant experience including five years as an IT Project Manager, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and previous large IT project management experience. Previous international experience is a plus. Specific anticipated duties are as follows, but additional duty assignments may be made based on project needs and personal skill sets. Plans, directs, and coordinates project activities to ensure that goals or objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters: Reviews project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project. Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of project, and arranges for assignment of project personnel. Confers with project staff to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority. Directs and coordinates activities of proje ct personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget. Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required. Prepares project reports for management, client, or others. Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems. Job Title: Analyst - Systems/Support/IT Description: This is a Contract position as a Systems Support Analyst with an expected duration of fourteen months and the possibility of up to an additional six months for selected personnel. All work will be performed at sites located in Nigeria. The minimum requirements are as follows: BS Computer Science, BS Information Systems or equivalent, at least five years relevant experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of computer/computational science, data analysis, and programming technologies, concepts, and techniques, and the ability to specify and develop computer programs using a range of programming language. Previous international experience is a plus. Specific anticipated duties are as follows, but additional duty assignments may be made based on project needs and personal skill sets. Studies existing information processing systems to evaluate effectiveness, develop s new systems to improve production or workflow, prepares workflow charts and diagrams to specify detailed operations and computer programs, conducts studies pertaining to development of new information systems, plans and prepares technical reports, memoranda, and instructional manuals as documentation of program development. Analyzes user requirements, procedures, and problems to improve existing computer system, upgrades system and corrects errors, reviews computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations to determine if requested program or program change is possible within existing system, and studies existing information processing systems to evaluate effectiveness and develop new systems to improve production or workflow. Job Title: Technical Advisor - Computer/Security/IT Description: This is a Contract position as a Computer Security Engineer with an expected duration of fourteen months and the possibility of up to an additional six months for selected personnel. All work will be performed at sites located in Nigeria. The minimum requirements are as follows: BS Computer Science, BS Information Systems or equivalent, at least five years relevant experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, extensive knowledge of Network Security Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Network Filter Rule Design, Network Vulnerability Testing, Data Integrity, Data Collection and Analysis, Disaster Recovery Planning, Protocol Analysis, Secure Network Authentication / Biometrics, Incident Handling, Intrusion Detection, and industry appropriate certifications (MCSE, CCNA, CCIE, Net+, etc.) . Previous international experience is a plus. Specific anticipated duties are as follows, but additional duty assignments may be made based on project needs and personal skill sets. Maintains state of the art knowledge with respect to computer security systems, applications, procedures, and techniques. Formulates, develops, and implements integrated network security for medium-to-large computer networks including standards for computer and network security, access rules, network traffic filters, system security, and routing protocol. Serves as primary point of contact for network security issues and installs, configures, and maintains computer and network operating system and application security. Job Title: Analyst - Data Manager/IT/ Description: This is a Contract position as a Data Manager/Analyst with an expected duration of fourteen months and the possibility of up to an additional six months for selected personnel. All work will be performed at sites located in Nigeria. The minimum requirements are as follows: BS Computer Science, BS Information Systems or equivalent, at least five years relevant experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, outstanding database skills (MSSQL, Microsoft Access, Oracle, MySQL, etc.), and appropriate industry standard certifications (MCPS, MCSA, MCDBA and/or MCSE, or equal) . Previous international experience is a plus. Specific anticipated duties are as follows, but additional duty assignments may be made based on project needs and personal skill sets. Designs logical and physical data bases after reviewing project requests, coordinates data base development by applying knowledge of data base design standards and management system, provides time and cost estimates, and determines if new programs or modifying existing programs are necessary. Reviews procedures in data base management system manuals for making changes to data base, such as defining, creating, revising, and controlling data base. Revises definition of data (information about data, including name, description, source of data item, and key words for categorizing and searching for data item descriptions). Writes description of how user accesses data (logical data base) and physical data base description (location, space requirements, and access method) to protect corporate data resources according to current industry standards. Job Title: Programmer - Network/Systems IT Description: This is a Contract position as a Network Systems Programmer with an expected duration of fourteen months and the possibility of up to an additional six months for selected personnel. All work will be performed at sites located in Nigeria. The minimum requirements are as follows: Education is open (Computer Science or equivalent degree preferred), at least five years relevant experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, extensive programming language knowledge (C++, Java, HTML, PHP, Visual Basic, etc.), and demonstrated troubleshooting ability. Previous international experience is a plus. Specific anticipated duties are as follows, but additional duty assignments may be made based on project needs and personal skill sets. Plans, develops, tests, and documents computer programs and systems. Consults with user to identify current operating procedures and clarify program objectives. Formulates plan outlining steps required to develop program, using structured analysis and design. Prepares flowcharts and diagrams to illustrate sequence of steps program must follow and to describe logical operations involved. Designs computer terminal screen in accordance with user requirements. Converts project specifications, using flowcharts and diagrams, into sequence of detailed instructions and logical steps for coding into language processable by computer, applying knowledge of computer programming techniques and computer languages and enters program codes into computer system. Enters commands into computer to run and test program, analyzes system to detect syntax or logic errors during program test, uses diagnostic software to detect and correct errors, and alters program to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements. Writes documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, corrections, and prepares manuals to describe installation and operating procedures Job Title: Operator - Computer/Industrial/Process Description: This is a Contract position as a Computer Operator with an expected duration of fourteen months and the possibility of up to an additional six months for selected personnel. All work will be performed at sites located in Nigeria. The minimum requirements are as follows: Education is open, at least three years relevant experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office software, and familiarity with all computer related hardware and media . Previous international experience is a plus. Specific anticipated duties are as follows, but additional duty assignments may be made based on project needs and personal skill sets. Operates computer and peripheral equipment (tape drive, printer, plotter, modem, etc.) to process business, scientific, engineering, or other data, according to operating instructions. Loads peripheral equipment with selected materials, such as tapes and printer paper for operating runs, or oversees loading of peripheral equipment by peripheral equipment operators. Observes peripheral equipment and error messages displayed on monitor to detect faulty output or machine stoppage, corrects the observed problems, and logs the downtown and actions taken The client will provide an advance cash stipend of $3000 US to cover transportation to and from the Nigeria. While in country, hotel accommodations will be paid for by the client and a meal will be provided at the site cafeteria during normal working hours. The Contractor will be expected to pay for his/her own meals at other times. The client will also reimburse the candidates for the work and residence permits and provide a three week paid vacation. Actual compensation is based on relevant experience and demonstrated specific skill sets. Overtime (maximum of 30 hours per week) will be paid at standard rates for this position. Get your responses in immediately if you want to be considered for the online interview to be held soon. An on site date of late May is currently anticipated.
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Here is what you get when you answer

Dear contractor

The payments must be made through western union money transfer to the remitee below.

NAME: JOHN ILUGBUSI

CITY: LAGOS

COUNTRY: NIGERIA

TEST QUESTION: COLOR

ANSWER: WHITE

Please ensure you send the MTCN numbers immediately after you have made payments. Also scan a copy of your drivers license or passport so we can forward them all to the immigration office for them to start with the procurement of your permit documents.

Once you have made the payments the hard copies of your letter of appointment and other relevant documents will be sent to you through courie service.

We do not deduct any payments from the salary. its not our policy here in the company.

Thanka for your understanding.

Regards

James
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Re: Addax Petroleum Company Scam
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005, 09:33:28 PM »

2005/01/07 @ 19:18:53 by Bill from New York
I have just received an email about this exact job listing on Monster.com. I will keep you informed as to what happens with it.

2005/01/09 @ 19:28:48 by Alan Klofkorn
I received a similar "job offer" through "Bestcom Recruiters" on 1/9/2005.

2005/01/10 @ 04:02:22 by Bill Sehmel - Seattle, Wa
I've been in communications with these people They use a Bestcom Recruiters e-mail address at bestcomrecruiters@yahoo.com First e-mail is this

AS CONSULTANT DETECTIVE

We are in receipt of your mail with contents well
noted. After torror reviewing of your C.V with your
qualifications, we are glad to inform you that we are
satisfied with your level of qualifications and
experience.

Our office is very excited for you , as your
credentials have finally met with the requirements of
ADDAX PETROLEUM COMPANY.

Your credentials have been forwarded to the project
coordinator. You are required to contact the project
coordinator, Mr. James Abayomi through the following
contact as follows:

Direct Line: 234-803-520-6813

Email: james_enquries@consultant.com

NOTE: Please make sure you re-state the position you
are applying for when sending your CV to the project
cordinator.

Kindest Regards,

Controller


BESTCOM RECRUITERS


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http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail


Then I get the next e-mail of this from

From: project cordinator
To: Bill Sehmel
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 03:32:30 -0500
Subject: next step

10, Bishop AboyadeCole,
Victoria Island
Lagos Nigeria

OurRef.................

YourRef...............

Attn: Bill Sehmel

I recieved your mail. And just like you were been informed, your
credentials has been forwarded to my desk as the project cordinator
of Addax Petroleum Company, and the job has been offered as the
project manager based on your C.V.

Now to further proceedings, I want to believe you understand all that
was explained in the first column of mail sent to you by Bestcom
Recruiters Recruitment company. Incase you don't, I want to let you
know that we would not be giving employees a telephone interview due
to logistics, so a personal interview is scheduled to hold one on one
as soon as you resume for duty.

Also, I will like to let you know that employees MUST arrive Nigeria1
week before resumption date for proper orientation.

Once again, The management of Addax Petroleum Company hereby wishes
to present to you the following terms of job.

JOB PERIOD: You shall resume for duty on the 26th of January 2005.

ENTITLEMENTS: All salary and expense figures shall be in U.S. Dollars (USD).

SALARY: Expatriates shall be entitled to a Net Salary of
US$180,000.00 in six (6) months. This salary shall be paid monthly at
US$30,000.00. Work time shall be 40 hours workweek for the job term.
Any work performed beyond the normal 40 hrs a week, work time,
shallbe due for an overtime benefit to be paid at $300.00 per hour.

LODGING: First class accommodation will be provided.

TRAVEL: US$3,000.00 flat rate travel/entertainment allowance, shall
be paid to employee by employer for each intercontinental trip.

MEDICAL EXPENSES : Employer will provide employee with comprehensive
healthcare for the term of job, and follow-on care for injuries
suffered during the term of job.

VACATION : Employees shall be authorized two weeks of paid vacation
during the term of the job.

OFFICE ASSETS: Employees are entitled to a lap top.

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

MOBILIZATION: the first monthly salary and other entitlement shallbe
paid to you before you embark on journey to resume duty.

Meanwhile, I must get you informed that before you can resume work,
you will be needing some necessary documents before you can be able
to work here in Nigeria.

1. Working Permit: This is for your permission to work here in Nigeria.

2. Residential Permit: This is residential stay here in Nigeria
giving you the permission to reside here in Nigeria, to avoid
harrasment and trouble from the Nigerian police and Immigration.

This documents will be obtained from the Nigerian Immigration Office
and it will cost you $950usd. Please if you are taking this offer
you will have to do these:

1, You are to send a copy of your drivers license or passport to me
so i can forward them to the Immigration office who will procure your
permit documents.

2, You have to contact me back so i can lead you on how to make
payments for your permit documents.

Also i want you to know that 100% security has been provided for each
employee for the 6 months term of job.

Note: All relevant documents and hard copies of your letter of
appointment will be delivered at your door step through courier
service along with your permit documents after you have obtained them.

So this are the proceedures you will have to go through to enable you
work with the Addax Petroleum Company.

For more enquries , contact 234-803-520-6813 Or 234-802-367-3762.

We would want you to know that we dont have much time to waste as
time is really of great essence. So please get back to us
immediately if you are taking this offer.

Regards

James Abayomi

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2005/01/11 @ 18:46:45 by Ernesto Sanchez Houaton TX
I've also received both of those e-mail's, And if you are curious, the request to wire transfer funds for Work authorization Visasas follows:


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Dear contractor

The payments must be made through western union money transfer to the remitee below.

NAME: JOHN ILUGBUSI

CITY: LAGOS

COUNTRY: NIGERIA

TEST QUESTION: COLOR

ANSWER: WHITE

Please ensure you send the MTCN numbers immediately after you have made payments. Also scan a copy of your drivers license or passport so we can forward them all to the immigration office for them to start with the procurement of your permit documents.

Once you have made the payments the hard copies of your letter of appointment and other relevant documents will be sent to you through courie service.

We do not deduct any payments from the salary. its not our policy here in the company.

Thanka for your understanding.

Regards

James
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2005/01/12 @ 15:16:47 by T Rob
I was also hoaxed. I recieved this email in response from a monster.com "employment opportunity". A few things have changed about the details, but the scam it basically the same.

2005/01/13 @ 13:34:35 by Larry Hackett
I've also received same info about Bestcom,James Abayomi etc.It also stated to send $950 so documents can be sent.The job was for a position with Addax.

2005/01/14 @ 07:23:42 by Rajesh
I have just received an email about this exact job listing on Monster.com. Please see below for the details received on the email message. I have included the orginating email address to the comment

BERNARD LLOYD
Sent : Thursday, January 13, 2005 3:53 PM


Re:Monster Job #26191426 PROGRAMMING/WEB DESIGN/SYSTEMS DEVELOPER Monster Resume #61015888


ADDAX PETROLEUM COMPANY
144, bishop Aboyale Cole street,
Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria
Tel:234-8052-00-5518, 234-8054-075-988
www.addaxpetroleum.itgo.com




OFFER OF APPOINTMENT

I recieved your mail. And just like you were been informed, your credentials has been forwarded to my desk as the Project cordinator of addax Company, and the job has been offered to you as Senior Technical Consultant/Senior.Software Engineerbased on your C.V and position applied.

Now to further proceedings, I want to let you know that we would not be giving employees a telephone interview due to logistics.

Also, I will like to let you know that employees MUST arrive Nigeria 1 week before resumption date for proper orientation.

Once again, the management of Addax Petroleum Company hereby wishes to present to you the following terms of job.

JOB PERIOD: You shall resume for duty on the 17th of Feb 2005.

ENTITLEMENTS: All salary and expense figures shall be in U.S. Dollars (USD).

SALARY: Expatriates shall be entitled to a Net Salary of US$180,000.00 in six (6) months. This salary shall be paid monthly at US$30,000.00. Work time shall be 40 hours workweek for the job term. Any work performed beyond the normal 40 hrs a week, work time, shall be due for an overtime benefit to be paid at $300.00 per hour.

LODGING: First class accommodation will be provided.

TRAVEL: employer for each intercontinental trip shall pay US$3,000.00 flat rate travel/entertainment allowance, to employee.

MEDICAL EXPENSES: Employer will provide employee with comprehensive healthcare for the term of job, and follow-on care for injuries suffered during the term of job.

VACATION: Employees shall be authorized two weeks of paid vacation during the term of the job.

OFFICE ASSETS: Employees are entitled to a laptop.

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

MOBILIZATION: the first monthly salary shall be paid before employee embarks on journey.

Meanwhile i must get you informed that before you can resume work, You will need some necessary documents before you can be able to work here in Nigeria. You are liable to make charges of $950usd for the procurement of your working papers which covers:

1, Administrative charges : $100usd

2, Diplomatic Courier Charges : $150usd

3, Working Permit charges : $300usd

4, Residential Permit charges: $300usd

5, Hard copies of the terms: $100usd



You are to receive the hard copies of the contract terms and agreement and also your working and residential permit altogether, it will be delivered through diplomatic courier services (DHL) to your designated address.



If you agree with the conditions stated above, Please get back to me for further proceedings. I will lead you on how to facilitate the necessary documents.



For more enquires/information you can call me on 234-8052-00-5518, 234-8054-075-988



Regards,

Bernard Lloyd

Project Coordinator

ADDAX PETROLEUM COMPANY


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I got a reply the below message after the first message the next day.
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BERNARD LLOYD
Sent : Friday, January 14, 2005 8:18 AM

As a Senior Technical Consultant/Senior.Software Engineer,you are required to head the software engineering department and offer technical consultance as to this regards to the junior staffs and trainees of the company.

The project duration is for six months.

The hard copies for the terms of contract will be sent to you once we recieve your payments for charges on the diplomatic courier services and hard copies of term of contract charges.

For further informations and questions, refer to your letter of appointment.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

Bernard Lloyd
project co-ordinator
ADDAX PETROLEUM COMPANY

2005/01/14 @ 09:31:02 by Mike - Cos Cob, Ct
I've been receiving the exact same emails and as recently as this morning along with James calling my home a few times. Glad to see this information.
Mike

2005/01/17 @ 14:33:01 by Alex M
Unfortunately I even sent my Driver's Licence and Copy of my passport......Now I don't know what to do, I'm glad I did not send the money

2005/02/01 @ 14:28:51 by JIm.
Weird. I received a job offer, was aked to send $, and I didn't. BUT I was still emailed sveral times,and most recently I was told that diplomats are coming to my home with 6 months salary ( In cash ( it's a ton of $ ) What should I do? They are supposedly on their way to the US.

2005/02/08 @ 14:30:21 by Craig C
I just copied this from the Addax Petroleum website 2-08-05 E-JOBS - Due to the large number of online applications that we receive, we will only be able to reply to those which correspond to our Company needs. We thank you for your application and for your understanding. Notice Regarding Fictitious Employment Opportunities : It has been brought to our attention that some fraudulent messages are circulating, requiring payment in order to be considered for recruitment within our Group. We would like to emphasize that the Addax & Oryx Group never requires any candidate to contribute or pay any expenses or fees towards potential employment within our Group.
This came to me while chopping wood the other day. You've heard don't sweat the small stuff. I say save it for later and use it for kindling