Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#194294 by AlanJones Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:17 pm
Dear XXX,
A check/draft will be mailed to you containing your first month salary and entailments to your official address in XXX.
Telephone number, +447042058553 Fax +448704954878


Richard Bale

Any cheque that is received will be fake and will probably be accompanied by a request to send some money on by Western Union.

All of the emails so far show traits of having been written by a semi-literate African scammer, rather than an educated barrister in the UK.

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.

#194295 by AlanJones Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:19 pm
Dear XXX,
Almost all company’s hire foreign staff without face to face but based on work experience over the years contained in their resume.
Telephone number, +447042058553 Fax +448704954878


Richard Bale

Another scammer fantasy that doesn't happen in the real world for real jobs.

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.
#194302 by TerranceBoyce Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:50 pm
The spelling/grammatical/punctuation errors in just those last two messages indicate that the scammer isn't as smart as he probably thinks he is.

CAR ADVERTS - If a car seller mentions escrow - he's scamming you Never ever for any reason pay anything until you have seen and inspected the vehicle
#217584 by mysteryquest Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:38 pm
Latest incarnation of the scam

Attention: xxxxxx

Your name has been shortlisted/chosen among the lucky Candidates who successfully pass the HELIX ENERGY COMPANY Application process, we appreciate your interest and willingness to work in our Company. We have gone through your profile and qualifications, with reference to online/email interview you had with us, we are pleased to offer you Employment in our reputed organization as NETWORK ENGINEER, because of your Educational background and work experience. Your Job Descriptions shall be made known to you after the training period of 6 months. In this mail there is an attached Document called the Contract Agreement Letter, which you have to print out, sign and return it back to us immediately for other Official Endorsement. Remember that you have only few weeks of enrollment in our company with all the legal formalities being completed including the Visa and Ticket processing period. However, after receiving this Agreement Letter duly signed by you, we shall contact you for Appointment/Offer Letter, added the directions on how to obtain your visa from the UK Immigration Officer in your Country, whom will be processing your working Visa Documents.

NOTE: All Applicants will take care of the Processing Fee of their Work Permit Visa and other relevant Document with UK Immigration Officer in UK Embassy, HELIX ENERGY COMPANY will provide Flight Ticket and House Accommodation and all the Expenses Encored during their Traveling Document procurement will be reimburse within Five(5) days of your Arrival in the United Kingdom upon submission of all their receipt of expenses. Print out this Document and sign after reading it and send it back to us for Office use, waiting to receive this Agreement Letter dully sign as soon as possible.

Best Regard,
Hr Manager
Mr Simon Fraser
Tel: +442036953776
Fax: 2000-454511888
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]

Please read carefully because this applies to every job offer you receive! 99% of email job offers are scams! No real company hires you without an in person, face to face interview. An email, online or telephone interview is always a scam! No real company ever charges any money for a job even for a visa or work permit! If they want you to pay and say they will refund the costs, you will just send money to a fake embassy official, travel agency or lawyer who is a really a scammer! Read: No real company, government or visa agent ever uses a free or public email address (,, etc.) Email addresses like,,, etc. are also free email addresses. Read: No real visa agent ever requests money via wire to a bank account or by Western Union or MoneyGram. Read: No real company uses a telephone number that begins with +44 70, +44 871, +44 870, +44 844, or +44 845. Those are forwarding numbers which are not in the UK. Read: If the company does not have a website or the website does not work, it is a scam! Do not assume a website is legit! Read There are no exceptions! Don't let a scammers convince you otherwise! A scammer is only as smart as his victim is naive! If something sounds too good to be true, it is a scam! Publicity defeats scammers. Post the scam emails you receive and warn your friends! Always "Google" all telephone numbers, email addresses and websites in any job offer to see if it has already been posted as a scam!
Last edited by mysteryquest on Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.
#229949 by vonpaso xlura Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:36 am
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Looks like a fake domain to me. Please post the email with complete headers, excluding your friend's name and address.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#229952 by Gayathri Anandan Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:52 am
from: Helix Energy <[email protected]>
date: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 2:07 PM

This is an Affirmation that your experiences and qualifications were found suitably qualified for the requirements of Helix Energy Solutions Group. The attached document embodies the approved Terms for the purpose of this contract. Now, you have to contact the Diplomatic personnel appointed by the US Embassy in India with the copy of appointment letter attached to this email for the procurement of your Valid Visa and work permit papers as we are having a contract agreement with them for easy acquisition of our employees necessary valid traveling documents. You are required to contact the Diplomat mentioned below for the acquisition of your U.S work permit papers which would enable you to live and work here in United States. Sign the Contract/agreement document and send a copy to him. You must inform him that you have gotten an appointment letter from us(Helix Energy Solutions Group, United States).


NAME: Diplomat Thomas Lewis
ADDRESS: US Embassy Mumbai, India.
PHONE: +917030683340
EMAIL: [email protected]

Diplomat Thomas Lewis will process our expatriates valid travel papers from U.S Embassy in Mumbai. We have sent all document required for your two years work permit visa to the United States Embassy in Mumbai for Visa Application. This Diplomat is appointed by the Embassy of United States to process our selected candidate's visa in India to avoid refusal or denial of Visa by the Visa Issuing Authority. We urge you to comply and cooperate with him so that he can assist you to secure your Valid US Employment Visa.

Note: You are to bear your visa processing expenses upfront to prove your seriousness and commitment to work with our reputable organization. We shall proceed by securing your accommodation here in United States at the company's staff apartment, book your flight ticket and transfer it to you as soon as your visa has been stamped. Also remember that any expenses you make on the process of registering your documents shall be reimbursed back to you on joining as you submit your expenses report. Be informed that once your visa processing is completed, the hard copy of your appointment letter/contract agreement will be delivered to you via DHL Courier Service. We look forward to receive the signed copy of the Contract agreement for our confirmation to your acceptance of our Job Offer with the terms and conditions therein. Contact the Diplomat immediately to start your visa processing because you have to resume for the job on/before 19th of Jan 2015 [19/01/2015]. You are required to Update us with the process between you and the Diplomat in case of advice where necessary. Looking forward to receive the signed copy of your Appointment Letter Soon.

Best Regards,
Mr. David Scott
Human Resources
Helix Energy Solutions Group, USA.
Tel: +12532431930, +12532432060

This is the full email content with headers included
#229965 by vonpaso xlura Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:09 pm
Those aren't complete headers. Please post the complete headers so that we can kill the domain.

An address ending in is not an official address of anyone working at an embassy or consulate.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#230071 by vlvasanth Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:57 am
I recently got a mail stating as follows:

Is this a valid email id?
can anyone please clarify me?

From: "Helix Energy" <[email protected]>
Date: 2 Dec 2014 06:16
Dear Applicant,
We acknowledge your interest in employment at Helix Energy Solutions Group. We are in receipt of your resume/cv which was submitted for job application and the said has also been reviewed by our Employment Relations Board.
Your resume was found suitable for working in our organization due to your educational background and Profile.
Kindly complete our Employment Application Form attached to this E-mail and scan it back to us along with your qualification certificates for further job selection process.
Read and fill the Job Application form carefully,also respond early for our kind perusal. Required documents are:

NOTE: After your Job Application and Interview Form has been reviewed by our Employment Relations Board,selected candidates will be contacted for their Job Appointment/Offer Letter which would enable them to obtain their U.S Work permit visa for their job here in United States. The Job Appointment/Offer Letter will indicate the job role, benefits and Salary amount.
Mind you,our management, Helix Energy Solutions Group will apply for our selected candidates Visa[s] on their behalf by sending all documents required for two years work permit visa to the corresponding U.S Embassy in their respective country for Visa Application.
* You are required to send all the documents stated above for further job application process in our esteem organization.
#230548 by Gayathri Anandan Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:38 am
Thanks a lot Vonpaso for the timely help. Here is the complete header

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for <Removed Mike W>
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From: Helix Energy <[email protected]>
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Dear Applicant,

We are in receipt of your Job Application and Interview forms
which was completed by you. Kindly note that our employment relations board
will be verifying the authenticity of your submitted job application
credentials. Once we are done with verification process and you`re selected
here in our organization by the Employment Relations Board,our Human
Resources Manager would contact you regarding your job offer status.

#230729 by vonpaso xlura Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:09 am
It's registered by Domain Privacy for one year and has no IP address. Highly likely to be a scam. Please post the email with complete headers, removing your friend's name and address.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#231674 by Gayathri Anandan Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:57 am
Thanks a lot. Here is the complete header

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From: New Crest <[email protected]>
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Message-ID: <[email protected]>
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Dear Successful candidateWe are happy to inform you, we found your resume s=
elected, we oblige you to go through our contract agreement letter if the m=
ode of the job is good for you, kindly sign the agreement Letter and scan u=
s copy of memorandum of understanding through email attachment, we try to c=
all your given number several times, but net work respond to us either you=
are switch of or our of net work coverage, it will be our pleasure if you =
can call us after sending your M.O.U, right from from reliable source we al=
ready view your application, that is why we select you, all your respond ar=
e to be according to our company policy, also all answer must be accurate n=
ot in partial
We hope to hear from you as soon as possible
Don=E2=80=99t forget to write us your position
1. Position applied for
2. Full name
Peter Hey
Tel: +61384004438

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