Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#216236 by mysteryquest Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:28 pm
ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION / Fake Job Scam Fraud
RECRUITMENT OFFICE:
ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION
18803 Meisner Drive, San Antonio,
TX 78258, United States
PH: +12102011415
[email protected] (Scam Email Only Domain-reported)

APPOINTMENT LETTER

Dear XXXXXXXXXXXX,

We received your email, thank you for getting back to us,please you are required to read the content of this email carefully and understand every line before proceeding, if you are not comfortable with anything here, kindly email us immediately.

To this point, we want to congratulate you on your appointment with Abraxas Petroleum Corporation. we wish to contact you via Phone but the time difference won't permit,please bear with us.

Your eligibility to work in our company has been confirmed by the Company';s Management, therefore you are to sign and return the appointment letter to us, and forward a copy to the US Consulate General';s Office to procure your US visa with the contact information below.

US Immigration Attaché
Contact person: Andrew Simkin
E-mail: [email protected] (Scam Email Domain - reported)
Phone number: +917406478739
Office Hours: 9am - 5:30pm

You are advice to do this immediately to enable the immediate procurement.

Regards,
Carol O';Brien
Director Human Resource
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation

Please read carefully because this applies to every job offer you receive!  99% of email job offers are scams!  When asking if a job offer is fake, include the entire email you received! 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 for any reason including housing, couriers, insurance, visas or work permits! So, if they ask for money for ANY reason, its a scam! 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:  www.scam-job-emails.tk  No real company, government or visa agent ever uses a free or public email address (yahoo.com gmail.com hotmail.com, aol.com, admin.in.th, etc.)  Email addresses like diplomats.com, counsellor.com, consultant.com, lawyer.com etc. are also free email addresses.  Read: http://www.scam-email-addresses.tk No real company, government, lawyer, travel agent or visa agent ever requests money via wire to a bank account or by Western Union or MoneyGram. Read: www.never-wire-money-to-strangers.tk 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: www.scam-telephone-numbers.tk 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 www.scamwebsites.tk 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 Oct 15, 2014 4:27 am, edited 2 times in total.
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#216762 by mysteryquest Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:22 am
ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION.
18803 Meisner Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78258
United States.
Tel : +12102011415
www.abraxaspetroleum.com

Attention Mr.xxxxxxxxxxxx
We are pleased to inform you that your application has been considered and granted, your eligibility to work in Abraxas Petroleum Corporation has been confirmed by the management board.

Attached is a soft copy of your Appointment Letter for your perusal and digest, on your satisfaction and agreement with our terms and conditions,you are to sign and submit via e-mail and also forward a signed copy to the senior consul at the U.S Embassy with the contact information below to assist you in obtaining an urgent visa to the United states.

Name: Mr. Philip Roskamp
Contact number : +919739424778
Email: [email protected]

All official documents have been sent to the office of Mr. Philip Roskamp,make sure you follow his Instructions as he will be using his influence in processing your VISA due to the urgency and strict policies of the U.S immigration Service.

You can bring your family along but not more than four (4) members will be allowed.

Please note that your appointment was given on special and urgent consideration, you must be in the United States before the specified joining date as stated on your Appointment letter.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
You are to bear the cost of your visa and traveling documents to prove your seriousness and commitment to work with our reputable company and we shall refunded all expenses incurred as you submit your expenses report.

After your travel documents are ready, we shall secure your accommodation and air ticket.

You are therefore required to follow these procedures IMMEDIATELY so as to begin duty as soon as possible.

Do get back to us with developments and updates regarding the procurement of your visa.

Regards,
Carol O'Brien
#221400 by mysteryquest Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:26 am
ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION
18803 Meisner Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78258
Admin Office: +13479183292

Dear Applicant,

Your name has been shortlisted/chosen among the fortunate candidates who successfully passed our company application process. We appreciate your interest and willingness to work in our organization. We have gone through your profile and your qualifications (Resume) and have made consider offering you the position as GEOLOGIST in our company because of your trusted expertise through our digression.

The attached file includes your Contract Agreement Letter which should be printed, filled and submitted back to us for filing. Another copy should be sent to our representative in the US High Commission:

Name: Mr. Thomas Vajda
Email: [email protected] (Scam email reported)

Note: All applicants will take care of the processing fee of their Work Permit, Highly Skilled Migrant Permit (HSMP) and other relevant documents with our coordinator in their respective countries. Our company will provide the flight ticket, housing accommodation and all the miscellaneous expenses incurred during the traveling documents procurement will be reimbursed within five days on the arrival in the United States upon submission of all their receipt of expenses.

Print out the document and sign after reading it and send it back to us for office use as we await to receive this agreement letter dully signed as soon as possible. Remember that you have only a few weeks of enrollment in our company with all the legal formalities being completed including the Visa/Work Permit processing period.
Kindest regards,

Management.
HR OPERATIONS
+13479183292

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Job Description

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation
18803 Meisner Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78258
Admin Office: +13479183292

ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION is a publicly traded United States company with valuable oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Guinea, and mainly in Texas, USA. We have immediate employment opportunities for eligible candidates and intend to invite experienced Individuals/Expatriates or Consultancy firm who are capable of rendering expertise services in various fields of: - Engineering, Construction and Installation, NDT, Geology, Project Management, Welding and Fabrication, Plant/Start-Up, Maintenance, Mechanical/Technical/Design Engineering, Accounting, Information Technology, Administrative, Commissioning and Medical Experts, E.T.C.

ENTITLEMENT, BENEFITS AND PACKAGES:
Quality single or family housing accommodation (up to 5 people) in company community.
Free medical/dental care for employee and family
A very attractive net salary paid in USD.
Paid airfares allowing full flexibility with holiday travel including personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances
Full access to some of the finest and social recreational facilities in UNITED STATES/CANADA and subordinate WEST AFRICA COUNTRIES.
Life Insurance and Paid vacation.
Official vehicle/Maximum security in work environment and housing community.
Job status: Full-time and part time and also including contract based duration.
Interested Candidates are to forward His/Her Resumes/CVs to the recruiting department:
[email protected]

Bill Krog
Administration
+13479183292
#223002 by mysteryquest Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:46 am
ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION.
18803 Meisner Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78258
United States.
Tel : +12102011415
http://www.abraxaspetroleum.com

Attention XXXXXXXX

We are pleased to inform you that your application has been considered and granted, your eligibility to work in Abraxas Petroleum Corporation has been confirmed by the management board.

Attached is a soft copy of your Appointment Letter for your perusal and digest, on your satisfaction and agreement with our terms and conditions,you are to sign and submit via e-mail and also forward a signed copy to the senior consul at the U.S Embassy with the contact information below to assist you in obtaining an urgent visa to the United states.

Name: Mr. Philip Roskamp
Contact number : +918095811359
Email: [email protected]

All official documents have been sent to the office of Mr. Philip Roskamp,make sure you follow his Instructions as he will be using his influence in processing your VISA due to the urgency and strict policies of the U.S immigration Service.

You can bring your family along but not more than four (4) members will be allowed.

Please note that your appointment was given on special and urgent consideration, you must be in the United States before the specified joining date as stated on your Appointment letter.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
You are to bear the cost of your visa and traveling documents to prove your seriousness and commitment to work with our reputable company and we shall refunded all expenses incurred as you submit your expenses report.

After your travel documents are ready, we shall secure your accommodation and air ticket.

You are therefore required to follow these procedures IMMEDIATELY so as to begin duty as soon as possible.

Do get back to us with developments and updates regarding the procurement of your visa.

Regards,
Carol O'Brien

Email from scammer pretending to be visa agent

U.S. Embassy
C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra East, Mumbai, MH 400051.

Dear xxxxxxx

Thank you for contacting U.S. Embassy, I have been notified by your employer to give you every possible assistance for your visa processing and i will do my best to make sure your visa is approved as soon as possible to enable you meet up with your joining date.

I have also confirmed the offer letter from the company, i hereby advise you comply with the directives given below to process your visa.

1. Due to the urgency of your visa, you will be registered among the high profile candidates and the processing of your working visa will take about 7-9 working days from the date you submit all the required Visa application details.

2. There is "NO" interview needed from you if I am to Influence your visa approval and if you are able to keep to the directives i give to you.

3. As soon as your visa processing is completed, you will be officially invited to the U.S Embassy for your visa stamping.

Visa Application Fee:
I will register your visa application with the U.S. Embassy before your application file can be approved, your visa registration fee is $415 USD, which is 24,700 Rupees equivalent.

Payment information will be given to you for the transfer of your visa registration fee through our cashier’s corresponding bank account as soon as you provide all the required documents listed below.

(1) Kindly download the attached file to see the visa application form,and fill it as directed.
(2) Your International passport Copy (first and second pages).
(3) Your current residence address.
(4) One copy of photo ID proof, Pan card or Driving License.
(5) Your education certificate (HSC/UG/PG)...All the attachments must appear in color.
(6) One passport photograph.

All this information will enable me to proceed with your Visa file documentation/registration.

VISA FORM FILLING METHOD
1. Fill required details into the space provided on the form in bold hand writing.

2. Attach the scanned copy and send to us via email.

3. Ensure you use a quality scanning machine to scan the visa form, so that your detailed information filled in the form will be very clear for documentation.

With Regards
Mr. Philip Roskamp
Public Affairs Officer
+918095811359
[email protected]

Please read carefully because this applies to every job offer you receive!  99% of email job offers are scams!  When asking if a job offer is fake, include the entire email you received! 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 for any reason including housing, couriers, insurance, visas or work permits! So, if they ask for money for ANY reason, its a scam! 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:  www.scam-job-emails.tk  No real company, government or visa agent ever uses a free or public email address (yahoo.com gmail.com hotmail.com, aol.com, admin.in.th, etc.)  Email addresses like diplomats.com, counsellor.com, consultant.com, lawyer.com etc. are also free email addresses.  Read: www.scam-email-addresses.tk No real company, government, lawyer, travel agent or visa agent ever requests money via wire to a bank account or by Western Union or MoneyGram. Read: www.never-wire-money-to-strangers.tk 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: www.scam-telephone-numbers.tk 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 www.scamwebsites.tk 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! 
#226216 by mysteryquest Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:12 pm
From: Abraxas Petroleum
Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 12:46 AM
Subject: Contract Letter / Agreement
To:


DEAR,xxxxxxxx

We appreciate your interest and willingness to work with The ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION office. We have gone through your profile as stated in your CV and decided to consider you for employment with ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION. All condition of employment is stated in your contract Letter, read it perfectly.

Management Assistant Responsibilities and Duties :
Collect and compile data, conduct research, prepare reports and coordinate all management projects.
Support to prepare special documents along with management reports in data information collection area.
Compile all findings, utilize spreadsheets, database software and graphics for simple evaluation to assist different administrative projects.
Perform activities to operate with broad latitude for autonomous initiative and judgment.
Handle multiple levels of advanced administrative duties.
Perform as resource of organization's procedures, policies and practices.
Ensure to follow established policies, procedures or particular instructions.
Cooperate with varied staff members within as well as outside department to attain self job duties and assist others as required.
Perform as team player as well as role model for various staff members in organization exhibiting qualities of caring, courtesy, helpfulness and respect.
Plan and execute store events like communications meetings, new associates orientation and recruiting efforts like job fairs.
Coordinate multiple hiring process phases inclusive of scheduling interviews, ad placement, administering testing, submitting and maintaining needed prehire information.
Administer orientation for all new hires and supervise completion of required training quizzes.
Log new hire information, support payroll processing, research payroll discrepancies and supervise bonus programs utilizing VIPER/HR Handler.
Maintain, audit and submit Worker's Compensation, Short-Term Disability, I-9, OSHA and Sales Training records along with Travel and Expense.
Develop, implement and monitor department operating systems and methods.
.

Herewith enclosed is our EMBASSY contact .LEONARD BRIGHT who is in-charge of your Visa processing and Working Permit Documents. All applicants from India must obtain their Visa through LEONARD BRIGHT . NOTE you have a limited time to resume office here in SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS quickly start up the processing of Visa / Work Permit immediately with the embassy on time.

The Details Are Here Below :
Name: LEONARD BRIGHT
Email: [email protected]
Contact No: 0091-8470084270

I will require a concise update on proceedings with his office as soon as you are in contact with him. If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Do have a nice day and we are expecting to receive you soon.

Yours Faithfully,
Management .
#226864 by mysteryquest Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:20 pm
Email from Scammer Pretending to be U.S. Consult Services of Mumbai
From: Visa Issuance Dept - [email protected] Scam Email Address
U.S. Consul General of Mumbai,
Consulate General of U.S.A,
Office of Public Affairs,
C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra East, Mumbai 400051

Attention:

Thank you for contacting (NON IMMIGRANT VISA) Department, US EMBASSY Consulate General Mumbai. Your file was forwarded to me by ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION, and as enlisted on the file received from them, you were provided with an Appointment letter and to follow instruction for your Visa Application.

You are required to download the attached PDF file (VISA APPLICATION FORM) fill with a PEN (your Hand Writing), scan and return back to me, on the receipt of the completed form, i shall inform you if there is any other documents you are to produce in the absent of the documents your employer has sent on your behalf and the ones you are to produce below. However, before i proceed in processing your visa application, you should register with the Embassy first at this consulate.

Registration, processing and handling charge is $410 US Dollars which is र25,010 Indian Rupees equivalent (THIS FEE IS FOR REGISTRATION, PROCESSING AND HANDLING CHARGES). This fee is a consideration commitment for your visa application form so that you will be recognized by the US visa authorities and it MUST be paid by you as the name appears in the appointment letter.

Below is the breakdown of the visa Charges:

Visa application: $182 USD (र11,010)
Visa Registration: $65 USD (र4,000) for urgent case
Processing: $78 USD (र4,800)
Handling and Urgent procurement of Visa: $85 USD (र5,200)


**Please Note: This fees is to be paid by you to our account officer who will then pay it to the embassy on your behalf and receive your receipt for future reference because applicant are to pay visa charges/fees through agents by consulate order. You are to get back to us as soon as possible, so that we can provide you with the account details for payment.

Finally, kindly send to me the Xerox/scan copy of the following documents.

(1). Proof of permanent residence address.
(2). White photo (size 50mmx50mm), taken within the last 4 months.
(3). One copy of photo ID proof, Pan card/Driving License/ Election card
(4). Degree Certificate
(5). Filled and completed visa form
(6). International Passport

The above information will enable me to process your application and get your visa obtained. The entire duration for obtaining your visa from the US Visa CSC Consulate shall not be more than 7 working days because it is a non-appearance visa. You are required to send the Xerox/scan copy of the above documents via e-mail as attached file and it must appear in colored form.

When your documents have been submitted and verified, you will be sure for visa approval.

Regards,

CONSULAR THOMAS VAJDA.
0091-7834932099
VISA/PERMIT DEPARTMENT Work Visa, Family Visa,
Travel Visa Business Visa, Study & Holiday Visa.
America High Commission
Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
#229447 by mysteryquest Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:25 pm
We appreciate your interest and willingness to work with The ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION office. We have gone through your profile as stated in your CV and decided to consider you for employment with ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORPORATION. All condition of employment is stated in your contract Letter, read it perfectly.

Geologist Responsibilities and Duties :
Perform geological and field tasks by applying standard geological techniques and analysis.
Prepare and read geologic structures and maps.
Stay up-to-date with geological theories and principles.
Perform field sampling and analyze sample data for geological setting.
Perform geologic analyses and perform geophysical and geotechnical testing.
Provide guidance to junior Geologists when needed.
Prepare reports on completed field works and findings.
Analyze and classify soils and rocks precisely.
Supervise field technicians during field work and investigation.
Follow health and safety practices to avoid accidents..
.

Herewith enclosed is our EMBASSY contact .LEONARD BRIGHT who is in-charge of your Visa processing and Working Permit Documents. All applicants from India must obtain their Visa through LEONARD BRIGHT . NOTE you have a limited time to resume office here in SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS quickly start up the processing of Visa / Work Permit immediately with the embassy on time.

The Details Are Here Below :
Name: LEONARD BRIGHT
Email: [email protected]
Contact No: 0091-8470084270

I will require a concise update on proceedings with his office as soon as you are in contact with him. If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Do have a nice day and we are expecting to receive you soon.

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