Fuel firm wary of online scammers

ShellBy AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – 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 confirmationor validity of business propositions made to individuals by peopleclaiming to work for, or affiliated with Shell Companies in Nigeria,” the notice read.

It added that the fraudsters are claiming affiliation with the company usesocial media and other platforms to deceive unsuspecting victims, luringthem into parting with sums of money under the guise of recruitment andscholarship award processing.

According to the company these scam artists also sometimes claim to awardhigh value contracts to recipients of such mails.”Shell will not request any monetary payments from applicants, at anystage of the recruitment or scholarship award process,” the company added.

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

“Anyone who receives these false solicitations is strongly advised toeither disregard them in their own best interest, or report to the nearestlaw enforcement agency.”

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

– CAJ News

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