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Old 5th Apr 2010, 19:45
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Pentro Drilling

no, no,no, they've elected to hire me as a pilot, but now it seems, they want me to make arrangements on travel, and I believe they are about to ask me for money or other perswonal information. I think they are a scam. stay away. I posted all my emails. they are very vague in their wording. they never stated what type of aircraft you would be flying, so I had to ask, and I got additional emails about I have to start some paperwork with this company called guarentee travel.

I'm not a kid, I'm a 9000+ ATP and have worked all over. The info packet had nothing on it concerning aviation, just a lot of garbage on how could you impress the company and questions like that.

STAY AWAY!!!
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 19:55
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have a look at this link, these guys are very busy....stay away!!!!

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Old 5th Apr 2010, 20:26
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Pentro Drilling

I just got off the phone with BizJetJobs.com to which I'm a paying member, and they told me they are fully aware of Pentro Drilling a being a scam and do not post any of their advertisements. So, that, along with all the other posts confirms, Pentro Drilling is a scam.

I saw a posting where someone else got the exact same email(s) as i did. They'll all boilerplate emails to seem legit, but are scamming you out of information and money.

STAY AWAY!!!!
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Old 6th Apr 2010, 00:19
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Thanks MagicTrick, that kinda clarifies the matter ....


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Old 6th Apr 2010, 11:10
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Devil Pentro Drilling

Here's the next saga: I just got this email this morning. I'm going to play their game and see where it takes me! LOL

Find below the contact information of the Guarantee Travel;

GUARANTEE TRAVEL AND TOUR
10 Warri Sapele Road,
Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
CONTACT NAME: (Dr.) Abu Ahmed
DESIGNATION: Head of Visa/Permits Operations
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: +234-803-472-8904

All you just have to do is to contact the aforementioned agency to seek their assistance in acting as your local delegate in order for them to come and sign the hard copy of your contract document on your behalf and also assist you to in getting your Nigerian Immigration permit papers in order for you to meet up with the deadline given as all your traveling documents shall be processed here in Nigeria and shall be sent to you via DHL or FedEx as soon as they've been processed.

Martin Oghenrume
HR Manager
Pentro Drilling Limited
Phone: +234 803 859 8938
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: Home
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Old 6th Apr 2010, 11:29
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So this third party will charge for visa processing??! Probably only cost your $10,000. Well worth the price of flying non existent aircraft...
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Old 6th Apr 2010, 22:04
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I got the email with job offer today too! WOO HOO; They offered $11,000.00 /mo USD, quality family housing in company community, medical, dental, vision, 2 months on, 1 month off, 2 year contract.

All I have to do is contact Guarantee Travel and Tour, as my local delegate, for them to process my contract document.

And here's the scam:

All employees successfully recruited for the PENTRO DRILLING LIMITED
shall be expected to personally incur 25% travel expense which involve getting a local
representative for the signing and collection of employees contract document (Hard
copy).
The 25% expense shall be related to the processing, procurement and acquisition of
your necessary permits clearance papers through the services of GUARANTEE
TRAVEL AND TOUR and as soon as the employer receive the said receipt of your
permit documents, we shall start the processing of the remaining 75% documents
that you will need to facilitate your trip to Nigeria. Employer will reimburse the
expense incurred by employee in getting his/her permit documents not later than
Fiv
e (5) working days after submission of employee’s expense report and receipts
Refer also to SECTION 10 and SECTION 7.
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 10:24
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WOW!! Only $11,000 USD a month? I got offered $12K a month! LOL!! I just got my email yesterday from the travel agency, saying I need to send them $350 USD by Western Union: here's the email:

We write to inform you that we have been mandated by your employer (Pentro Drilling Limited) to act on your behalf here in Nigeria as Your local representative for the fulfillment of your contract with Your Employers (Pentro Drilling Limited) here in Nigeria. You shall therefore be required to provide us with the following as to enable us start up the processing of your traveling document and other necessary Papers needed to facilitate your journey to resume work here in Nigeria.
Find below the requirements for this processing

I) Letter of authority, duly signed stating that Guarantee Travels Immigration Consultant Agency; and their authorized representatives have been given the authority to receive documents on your behalf as well as act as local representatives for purposes of Liaison requiring the activities of a representative. (Soft Copy Email Attachment)

II) An International passport or passport photograph of you and your wife, kid if you will be coming to Nigeria with your family. (Soft Copy Email Attachment)

III) Adequate contact information / address suitable for receiving Courier (not P.O.Box), as documents will be sent to you via DHL (this may be sent via email).

IV) You are required to send along side application fee; Three Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($350USD).

PAYMENT PROCEDURE
You are to make payment via the Western Union Money Transfer Services OR MONEY GRAM TRANSFER SERVICES c/o CHUKWUMA OYEMA -(ACCOUNTS DIRECTOR); and upon successful money transfer forward to us via e-mail; the necessary transaction details for confirmation of remittance which comprises of;

NAME OF SENDER: (As specifically entered at the point of transaction)
NAME OF RECEIVER/BENEFICIARY; (This must be CHUKWUMA OYEMA)
TEXT QUESTION: (This should be entered as COLOUR?)
ANSWER: (This should be entered as BLUE)
MTCN Money Transfer Control Number)
PROVINCE/CITY MONEY WAS SENT FROM:
SENDERS ADDRESS:
METHOD OF TRANSFER (WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER OR MONEY GRAM)

As soon as you provide us with the above listed information, we will start up the signing and processing of your necessary documents, to enable you meet up with your required date of resumption.

Regards,
Management and Staff
Guarantee Travel.


So, I wrote back and said:

Dear Management and Staff of Guarantee Travel:

Please contact Mr. Martin Oghenerume for payment of the $350.00 He will gladly supply you with the funds. He also has my physical address as to send the DHL paperwork. He will supply you with all the information you need to get started.
Thank you

What a crock.!! LOL it's really comical now. They offering people different packages trying to see what they can get. I never hear back from them yet. I guess they know that I know it;s a scam!
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 10:53
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Good investigative work, FlyingMan and MagicTrick. You could always write back to them saying that they dont need to worry about processing your paperwork as its already being arranged through another 3rd party (e.g. your embassy). See what they say...

I think its amusing they offer such a great package ($12,000 a month - without even meeting you!) and then cant afford to pay your travel/processing cost (!) and ask you to pay the $350.00! yeah that adds up.

But seriously the biggest concern is the consistent request for family contacts etc... it could be a little more sinister than it appears.
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 10:57
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Another Scam

Here's another SCAM!!! I just got an email from them, claiming to be CLub One Air, located in India. The recruiter is using a gmail address for communication:

[email protected] and his name is Rohit Kr. Anurag

He gave me a website of:Air Charter Services | Private Jets | Aircraft Charters | Corporate Jets to look at, but then I did a search and there is another club one air with a website of: Club One Air,Air Charters,Corporate Air Charters,Air Charters India,Air Charters Asia,Tourism Air Charters,Medical Air Evacuation,Air Charters Mumbai,Air Charters Delhi,Executive Air Charters

I do not know which one is real, but this guy is still, using a gmail email address to comunicate. Not cool.
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 11:13
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You'll note that the web address for the 2nd link you posted is a non Club One Air address (arairways.com) whilst the first web address is precisely that (cluboneiar.com) . Might want to do a search here on the PPRuNe and see what turns up.

Also: Both sites have exactly the same contact details in terms of locations, addresses and even tel nos. Bizarre.

Thoughts?
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 11:18
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Club Air

I know, but, the gmail address scares me
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 11:35
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Scammers

This could be the same type of deal as Abu dabi scam, where they used the company website, but the scammers were using another email address. It's just leary. I've sent Club One Air an email to ask if this guy works for them or not. I believe the company is real, now that I've seen some videos on them, but this guy, I'm not convienced, yet.
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 12:03
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I sent him another email, asking about if they will require any fees, etc or if they pay all of the expenses, and indicated that a legit company pays for everything. I also asked the salary, houseing, all the normal questions.

He wrote back to say:

Sorry just forget it... I don't want to give you any explanation.

If he was for real, he would have explained and answered my questions. He did not even know they had two websites. The form he sent me was asking for my SSN! What does he need with my SSN? My passport, yes, my license, yes, my DOB, ok, but my SSN? NO WAY!. I've worked in the Middle east for several years and no one asks for your SSN because they have no need for it!
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 14:54
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If these guy put in so much time and resources to scam people, they might actually be able to run a legit operation that pays more than 350USD
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 14:57
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If these guy put in so much time and resources to scam people, they might actually be able to run a legit operation that pays more than 350USD.
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Old 8th Apr 2010, 11:05
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Sorry just forget it... I don't want to give you any explanation.
Yes, its a scam. If he was serious about hiring he would have given you an answer or even picked up the phone to discuss the opportunity and have an initial interview with you.

The Gmail address is also a blatant give away. Club One Air have email addresses using ClubOneAir.com

If you are able to highlight this to the genuine Club One Air then they may be able to do something about it their end. Who knows - it could be an employee trying it on?
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Old 8th Apr 2010, 11:17
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Angry Club One

I worked with them. Thay treat you like dirt.
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Old 11th Apr 2010, 22:58
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Very ammusing, the thing that stands out for me is using the word "kids" where they ask for personal info. WTF

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Old 12th Apr 2010, 00:01
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"Kids".....

I agree. Something there.
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