How to know a Mobil recruitment scam

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Several websites and blogs will publish information about Mobil recruitment programmes. Too many job seekers, it is a very attractive opportunity take on.

This excitement to jump at any Mobil recruitment information has rendered many people penniless as fraudsters are wont to impersonate reputable organizations such as Mobil Nigeria using recruitment scams that might look genuine to unsuspecting job seekers

At PageOne.ng, our Golibu team (a special team that curate and report Internet scams and Ponzi schemes) did a little research to know the views of ExxonMobil on recruitment process so as to prevent you or anyone you know from falling prey to Internet fraudsters who might impersonate the company claiming to be offering a Mobil recruitment opportunity to them.

ExxonMobil Corporation on its website has this to say on recruitment scams:

The company warned that it does not use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind (e.g., placement fees, immigration processing fees, etc.). Unfortunately, we’ve been made aware of unauthorized individuals using the ExxonMobil name and logo in emails and on web sites in an attempt to solicit up-front fees from interested job-seekers.

ExxonMobil said the fraudulent job offers are typically sent via email and inform the targeted victim they either have been hired by the company or may obtain employment with the company, and for a fee (the amount varies from $100 to as much as several thousand dollars). Victims are often asked to provide personal information, send fees via wire transfer, personal check or money, and to make travel arrangements for a fictitious prospective interview. Such offers and solicitations for candidates to pay fees and incur prospective employee costs are not made by ExxonMobil and are fraudulent.

ExxonMobil engages recruiting and/or placement agencies to help us identify potential candidates for specific positions. If you are contacted by a legitimate recruiting or placement agency, there should be no cost to you, the job-seeker.

In case you are not sure, Mobil has the following dos and donts you should adhere to:

  • Understand that unsolicited communications can be used to conduct “phishing” attacks that try to trick you into disclosing personal, financial or otherwise valuable information.
  • Fraudulent solicitations may include suspicious hints (e.g., non-ExxonMobil email addresses, gross exaggerations, misspellings, poor grammar, and requests for money)
  • Do not respond to unsolicited business offers from people, email addresses or social media that you do not know or trust
  • Do not open attachments or click on links in suspicious emails from individuals or websites you do not know or trust
  • Do not disclose personal or financial information to individuals you do not know or trust or on a website that you do not trust. Should you do so, consider reporting the incident to your local law enforcement.

You can as well read more on other information and alerts we have published.