Job Scam: Marathon Oil U.K. Ltd Account Clerk Position
Posted by TJ on Thursday June 4, 2009 @ 01:07 PM
[Tags: scam, internet, business]

Note: This is part 16 in the Job Scam Series.

This is a new being sent in reply to ads placed on Craigslist. Give thanks to Camille Kalash for sending this one in.

Avoid any association with this scam and do not respond to any emails from Marathon Oil U.K. Ltd

Do not cash any checks received from the this "job". They are fake or fraudulant

If you received another job scam featuring another company please forward the email to
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How do I spot a job scam?
1.) The message is for a position that you did not apply for
2.) The message is from or asking for a reply to an email address from a free email provider (ie: @aol.com, @yahoo.com, @gmail.com)
3.)The position is for a work at home job. Let's get real here most of these positions are hard to come by.
4.) The message provides no phone and/or no mailing address
5.) The company does not have a website or the website was created in the last year. Do a whois lookup to see when a domain was created.
6.) The job has few qualifications
7.) The message is written with poor english
8.) A Google search for the company finds little or no history for the company
9.) The email fails to mention you by name. Starts off with generic opening (ie: Dear job seeker, Dear applicant).
*** This list is not all inclusive. Remember if you have to ask yourself if it's a scam it probably is!

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. You can also contact the Better Business Bureau or your states attorney general's office
  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.

recruitingdptms@aol.com said:

Marathon Oil U.K. Ltd.
Marathon House
Rubislaw Hill, Anderson Drive
Aberdeen, AB15 6FZ, Scotland.

Hello Camille,


This is to notify you that your response is highly appreciated and has been given consideration for further information.


To be qualified for working in Marathon Oil Ltd, fill out this FORM and submit. Your resume is still on pending till you have completed the form.

Before I confirm to you that you have secured the Position with Us, We need you to provide answers to these Interview questions. For us to test your abilities and IQ. Which is very Important to the Management Team

* Why do you want this Job: ______________________________

* Do you have professional Reference which I can go

* Have you worked as an accounting assistant/administrative assistant before: ______________________________

* Privacy and code of conduct....explain the

* What do you understand by petty cash: ______________________________

* Have you every worked from home: ______________________________

* How would you describe yourself: ______________________________

* Do you know your clerical speed? What is it: ______________________________

* Do you have an idea of how to use microsoft excel: ______________________________


Marathon oil plc, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, nation origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, or physical or mental disability.

Marathon Oil, including its consolidated companies and its share inequity companies, is one of Europe's leading oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.

Marathon Oil, a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of London, is a recognized pioneer in oil and=2 0il,gas exploration and production technology. Marathon Oil is an affiliate of the Marathon Oil Group, which operates in over 140 countries and territories employing more than 109,000 people.

I am Mr,Johnson Spencer and i am the Human Resources Manager for Marathon Oil Ltd.We are search ing for financial payment contrac tor (Accounts Receivable) for our company who are willing to work for us from home and get paid weekly without leaving their present Job.Our clients shall be making payments to us for supplies in money orders so you shall help in the processing of the payments to us.

Subject to our satisfaction you will be paid %10 on any transaction you are involved in.


1. Receive payments from our Clients.
2. Cash the chack at your bnak and Process the Payments.
3. Deduct %10 for yourself on each transactions.
4. While you send remaining balance to any of the company's regional warehouses that will be given to you later.


Please fill out the form accurately with correct information and send back via email.

CONTACT NAME: _____________________________________________________

PHONE #'s ______________________________MOBILE#:____________________

Address: _______________________________ City ___________________ State _____

Zip_____________ Age: ____________ E-MAIL:_____________________________________

SEX: ________________ OCCUPATION: ______________________________ _________


I ___________________________________hereby accept the job as a representative of the above mentioned company here in the United States, to receive payments on behalf of the company. Payment received by me shall be processed, make deduction of %10 as agreed and forward the remaining balance to any of the company's regional warehouses that will given to you later. I shall also inform the company a week ahead if eventually l want to discontinue this job, so as to terminate all payments coming my way to avoid conflict.

Waiting to read from you.

Best regards,

Johnson Spencer
Human Resources Manager
Staffing and Recruiting
Marathon Oil U.K. Ltd

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