Scam: Canon Oil Inc accounts payable careers
Posted by TJ on Monday November 17, 2008 @ 12:01 AM
[Tags: scam, internet, accounting]

Note: This is part 4 in the Job Scam Series.

It has been brought to my attention that scammers are emailing people job offers for "Canon Oil Inc" accounts payable positions. These job offers are scams. In some instances they are receiving your email information from Craigslist.org.

Here is a copy of the email received from one of our visitors:
nigerian scammer said:

Dear Applicant,

Your resume was sent to us through craigslist Recuiters Platform, we viewed
your resume and we think you are more than qualified for what we are looking
for. We are sorry for the late reply of the resume you sent to us .

The positions include Accountant, Sales and Marketing Executives in the US. Our
representative will be responsible for meeting with clients in their locality
and receiving payments on our behalf and remitting the payment to Head of
Accounts. This is a contract-to-hire position which is a 1 month trail after
which the position is made full time and you can work from home and this might
not affect your current job status. You can visit our
website on http://canonoilinc.vndv.com/career.html to learn more about the
open job position.

These scammers are probably going to either get you to wire them money or steal your bank information. Do not reply to these emails. Never send your bank information or wire money to people you met through the internet.

They stole most of the text on their website from a reputable company : ramosoil.com

What should I do if I provided my information to scammers?
  1. Do not respond to further communications.
  2. If you sent bank Information: Call your bank immediately and tell them what happened. They should be able to change your account number or cancel your account.
  3. If you are still concerned you might want to enroll in credit monitoring such as LifeLock Identity Theft Prevention
  4. You can also file a claim with The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). They are probably overloaded with these types of claim though, so I would not expect an individual response.
  5. Post a comment below with any information you have on this scam to inform other people to try and avoid any future victims. Post the email you received with exact wording if different from original posted so when people search for terms they find this warning.
If you also received this scam please post a comment below, so I know these warnings are being read and I will continue to keep posting in future. Thank you.

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