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Shell wary of online scammers

10 September 2015, 13:00

Abuja - Shell Nigeria has alerted the public on the increase of online scammers impersonating senior officials of the company.

The alleged scammers are using fake Facebook and LinkedIn accounts and the Shell brand.

The oil giant, in a public notice obtained by CAJ News on Wednesday, said solicitations with requests for monetary payments would never be sent by any of the company official to anyone.

"We are constantly inundated with emails and queries, seeking confirmation or validity of business propositions made to individuals by people claiming to work for, or affiliated with Shell Companies in Nigeria," the notice read.

It added that the fraudsters are claiming affiliation with the company use social media and other platforms to deceive unsuspecting victims, luring them into parting with sums of money under the guise of recruitment and scholarship award processing.

According to the company these scam artists also sometimes claim to award high value contracts to recipients of such mails.

Also read: Shell reopens two key Nigeria pipelines shut over leaks

"Shell will not request any monetary payments from applicants, at any stage of the recruitment or scholarship award process," the company added.

The company advised members of the public to note that any communication or correspondence via social media offering business contracts, scholarships, interviews or immediate employment, requesting payment at any point, is fraudulent and does not originate from Shell.

"Anyone who receives these false solicitations is strongly advised to either disregard them in their own best interest, or report to the nearest law enforcement agency.”

It added that the company will not accept any responsibility or liability for situations arising from any engagement with these unauthorised persons and organisations.

- CAJ News


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