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#288196 by saleh.civil Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:51 pm
please advice if the following email is a scam or not:
Dear XXXXXXXXX,
I have been contacted by Doha Drilling [Qatar] to assist you with the application of your Labour permit and entry visa through the State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs . In my capacity as an immigration representative, I have to inform you on the Qatari laws and policies in regards to Highly Skilled Migrant seeking to enter Qatar.
A person seeking leave to enter Qatar as a Highly Skilled Migrant must provide certain documents to enable his/her immigration representative apply and obtain the required labour permit papers.
In order to apply for your labour permit/entry visa,I have attached (1) Entry visa application form(2) Family Entry visa application form; for this purpose.These forms should be filled and sent back immediately with these requirements;
a) Your academic/professional certificates.
b) Photo page of your international passport
c) A passport photograph
d) $1, 973.00 (as stated on the labour permit approval invoice)

In pursuance and actualization of your work permit papers,Please fill out the entry visa application form , Family entry visa application form and submit copies of academic certificates,passport photograph,and a verifiable ID CARD e.g. International passport /Or Driver’s License /Or National ID CARD.

The State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs department have also provided further instruction in pursuance of the entry clearance certificate/Labour permit required by the State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs for your Labour/Resident Permit.
Attached is the Payment proforma invoice issued by the State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs department. Payment should be made on or before 14th March,2016, before 3pm Qatari time in accordance to the instruction embedded on the invoice.
When payment is made,you are required to scan the bank deposit WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER Payment slip and the filled Labour approval form via email attachment. Once i receive the payment deposit slip and the filled Labour Approval form, I shall forward the same to the State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs for the release of your entry clearance and Labour approval certificate.
(Note that this mode of payment is to enable us receive the payment the same day and this will help us finish the immigration process on or before the stipulated time frame)
The entire documents will be filed at the State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs department once the entry clearance and Labour approval certificates are issued by the Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs Department.
Scan all the documents via email attachment and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Acknowledge receipt of this mail by calling me on : +97477325614
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#288197 by Bryon Williams Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:56 pm
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#288270 by vonpaso xlura Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:26 am
It's a scam. It's written by a West African, and no government asks for payment by Western Union.

Please post the URL of the fake oil company, any emails from the fake site with complete headers, and any other emails from the scammer.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#288308 by saleh.civil Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:40 am
Dear all advisers,
Thank you for your response, here is email from the same people showing them contact details:

Dear xxxxxxxxxx,

We acknowledge receipt of the signed contract agreement terms and we are glad to have you among our team of professionals.

The next procedure requires applying for Labour permit and residency visa. You have to contact the immigration lawyer [ Mrs Zaynab Hassan ] from the State of Qatar Immigration Expatriates Department , the lawyer will assist and guide you on the procedures required for the application & approvals of your Labour permit papers,entry clearance and visa .

Below is the immigration lawyer's contact :

Mrs Zaynab Hassan
PHONE : +97477325614
EMAIL : [email protected]

Send her an email, attach copy of your signed contract agreement in the email and call her for your Labour permit and entry clearance application and approval.

All employment procedures must be in line to the signed contract agreement and on confirmation that your immigration papers has been certified by the State of Qatar Immigration,we on our part will provide traveling tickets /allowances,mobilization benefits before you embark on your trip to Qatar. In essence , we mean that you are to take care of your visa/Labour permit/entry clearance procurement and shall be refunded in 14 working days after arrival in Qatar but all other traveling expenses such as air tickets,allowances, two Months salary advance,all your entitled allowances, etc shall be sent to you to your account before your departure and only after we confirm that you have procured your visa and Labour permit (PLEASE CHECK ARTICLE 4 OF YOUR CONTRACT AGREEMENT).

Prior to the release of your relocation papers,all flight arrangement will be made via our logistic department. The flight plan will determine the time of your departure and arrival (QATAR). The flight plan schedule will be communicated to you in due time.


Said Omari
Head, Human Resources Dept.
Doha Drilling International Qatar.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +97430414853
Website : www.dohadrilling.asia
PO Box 6555
Doha, Qatar
#288314 by saleh.civil Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:01 am
if you go through them website you will feel it's real !!
but in the contact details they put mobile number instead of landline ( i guess as i'm not living in Qatar).
is there a company under this name (DOHA DRILLING INTERNATIONAL) ?
#288340 by vonpaso xlura Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:51 am
Domain ID:D4443855-ASIA
Domain Name:DOHADRILLING.ASIA
Domain Create Date:07-Feb-2016 22:12:55 UTC site claims years of experience
Domain Expiration Date:07-Feb-2017 22:12:55 UTC
Domain Last Updated Date:07-Feb-2016 22:17:02 UTC
Last Transferred Date:
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Registrant ID:DI_50529297
Registrant Name:Dohali
Registrant Organization:N/A
Registrant Address:Road 1544
Registrant Address2:
Registrant Address3:
Registrant City:Al Manamah
Registrant State/Province:Other
Registrant Country/Economy:BH not Qatar
Registrant Postal Code:20485 wrong format
Registrant Phone:+973.17546553
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant E-mail:[email protected]
Nameservers:NS2.BH-UK-1.WEBHOSTBOX.NET
Nameservers:NS1.BH-UK-1.WEBHOSTBOX.NET
dohadrilling.asia has address 5.100.152.25

2. [email protected] (email-only, no A or AAAA)
Domain Name: IMMIGRATIONQAEXPERT.ORG
Domain ID: D182840039-LROR
WHOIS Server:
Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com
Updated Date: 2016-02-03T15:10:24Z
Creation Date: 2016-02-03T15:10:23Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2017-02-03T15:10:23Z
Sponsoring Registrar: PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 303
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#serverTransferProhibited
Registrant ID: DI_50366207
Registrant Name: Quidrat
Registrant Organization: N/A
Registrant Street: 433 N. M. C. Dr
Registrant City: Upper Tumon
Registrant State/Province: Guam nowhere near Qatar
Registrant Postal Code: 96913
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.6716465543
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: [email protected]
Name Server: NS1.OWORESTED.COM
Name Server: NS2.OWORESTED.COM
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immigrationqaexpert.org mail is handled by 100 us2.mx3.mailhostbox.com.
immigrationqaexpert.org mail is handled by 100 us2.mx1.mailhostbox.com.
immigrationqaexpert.org mail is handled by 100 us2.mx2.mailhostbox.com.

The website claims to be in Qatar, but is entirely in English.

Dohadrilling.asia is in the process of being reported for fraud. Can you post an email from immigrationqaexpert.org with headers?

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#288375 by saleh.civil Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:05 am
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#288388 by vonpaso xlura Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:17 am
The headers are good and show the email sent through the domain's mailserver. Please post the body, redacting your name and address (and also redacting in the headers). From the length, I guess that there's an attachment. It may be useful to post the text of the attachment, if it's a job description or the like.

The From header is "Zaynab Hassan دائرة الهجرة القطرية".

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#288457 by saleh.civil Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:35 am
From: Zaynab Hassan دائرة الهجرة القطرية <[email protected]>
Date: 13 March 2016 at 3:19:32 pm GMT+4
To: xxxxx <xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: As directed by Doha Drilling



13th/March/2016
Dear xxxxxxxx,
I have been contacted by Doha Drilling [Qatar] to assist you with the application of your Labour permit and entry visa through the State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs . In my capacity as an immigration representative, I have to inform you on the Qatari laws and policies in regards to Highly Skilled Migrant seeking to enter Qatar.
A person seeking leave to enter Qatar as a Highly Skilled Migrant must provide certain documents to enable his/her immigration representative apply and obtain the required labour permit papers.
In order to apply for your labour permit/entry visa,I have attached (1) Entry visa application form(2) Family Entry visa application form; for this purpose.These forms should be filled and sent back immediately with these requirements;
a) Your academic/professional certificates.
b) Photo page of your international passport
c) A passport photograph
d) $1, 973.00 (as stated on the labour permit approval invoice)

In pursuance and actualization of your work permit papers,Please fill out the entry visa application form , Family entry visa application form and submit copies of academic certificates,passport photograph,and a verifiable ID CARD e.g. International passport /Or Driver’s License /Or National ID CARD.

The State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs department have also provided further instruction in pursuance of the entry clearance certificate/Labour permit required by the State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs for your Labour/Resident Permit.
Attached is the Payment proforma invoice issued by the State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs department. Payment should be made on or before 14th March,2016, before 3pm Qatari time in accordance to the instruction embedded on the invoice.
When payment is made,you are required to scan the bank deposit WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER Payment slip and the filled Labour approval form via email attachment. Once i receive the payment deposit slip and the filled Labour Approval form, I shall forward the same to the State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs for the release of your entry clearance and Labour approval certificate.
(Note that this mode of payment is to enable us receive the payment the same day and this will help us finish the immigration process on or before the stipulated time frame)
The entire documents will be filed at the State Of Qatar Ministry of Interior,General Directorate of Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs department once the entry clearance and Labour approval certificates are issued by the Border Passports & Expatriates Affairs Department.
Scan all the documents via email attachment and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Acknowledge receipt of this mail by calling me on : +97477325614

Thank you
THE FOLLOWING IS TEXT OF THE INVOICE:

STATE OF QATAR
Ministry of Interior
Committee for Looking into
Incomers’ Application

STATE OF QATAR LABOUR APPROVAL
PAYMENT SCHEDULE

To: xxxxxxx
TERM: Due upon receipt
DESCRIPTION: Labour Permit Approval
STATUS: Highly skilled migrant for employment purposes
AMOUNT: $US 1,973.00 DOLLARS
TOTAL: $ 1,973.00 DOLLARS

Mode of payment: WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER, Name Of Receiver:
ERNESIT SIKUKU Address: DOHA, QATAR .
On confirmation of payment by our Account Officer “ERNESIT SIKUKU” the Labour permit and Entry clearance certificate will be issued within 24hrs.


Muhammad Abdurahman Khalifa
STATE OF QATAR Ministry of Interior

THERE IS A STAMP WHICH I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PASTE IT HERE.
#288470 by vonpaso xlura Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:03 am
Thanks! The scammer is a West African expatriate probably in India (I'm going by the time zone, not the IP address, which belongs to the registrar), possibly with an accomplice in Qatar. Both domains have been reported for fraud.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10

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