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Old 12th Apr 2010, 14:34
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I feel jipped. I only got offered $9000 USD. I went through the same process, and I'm now at the point that they want me to contact GUARANTEE TRAVEL AND TOUR. Interesting enough, I already have a Nigerian visa that is still valid until August 2010. So, really it's just a matter of Pentro buying my plane ticket and bringing me over there (I doubt it).

I also asked about training on their aircraft. Since I don't have a type rating in the 707, 737 or Challenger....I asked where I would be doing training for those aircraft. No answer yet.

Nigeria is not that bad in certain parts. I don't think Delta State is a very good place to be. If this was real, it wouldn't be that bad of a job.
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Old 12th Apr 2010, 23:40
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Thumbs down 419 Nigeria Scam

This is a DEFINITE SCAM from Nigeria! STAY AWAY!
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 10:59
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NASA

If this was real, it wouldn't be that bad of a job.
Yes it would be OK, especially if they were to pay for the TR. However its not real.

The next scam could be adverts for Space Shuttle Commanders as part of the glorious Nigerian Space program...you have to pay for your own visa processing and spacesuit though.



NASA = Nigerian Aviation Scam Association
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 11:27
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Glorious Nigerian Space Program?

Possibly.

The American Space Shuttles are being retired this year. Pick them up cheep I'm sure. It's an African Aviation tradition, is it not? Get further use from what others think unusable? From what others think are too expensive to maintain? Push the limitís a bit farther than what others are willing?

I wouldnít be surprised if there was a Nigerian in orbit before long. Maybe two.
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 16:25
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I've had the same email from Pentro Drilling, with the contract agreement and the agency to contact. Thanks for sharing guys!
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 16:39
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CrazyStuntPilot,

Just out of interest how comprehensive is the contract? Does it even appear to be a real contract or something someone has made up?


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Old 13th Apr 2010, 19:43
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Well, it appears to be a legit contract, with 12 sections and 19 articles, details...

I received an other email as a response from my part for more details, and they wrote this:

"The type of Aircraft we do operate on are Boeing 747, Boeing 737, Boeing 757, Bell 212, Bell 412, Bell 440, Airbus A340 and Airbus A340."
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 19:59
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Boeing 747, Boeing 737, Boeing 757, Bell 212, Bell 412, Bell 440, Airbus A340 and Airbus A340.
Thats a huge fleet for a drilling company is it not?

A few helicopters for surveying/local transport as well as a mid-range jet for international network purposes maybe + TP for regional flying - you might just get a few muppets to believe....but an A340, B757 and a B747????! What the hell are they hauling around the sky that requires that kind of capacity?

Someone's having a joke. Surely? You've got to give it to them for trying, thats for sure.
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 20:02
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Crazystunt, Meant to ask:

I take it they are expecting some money from you via their "3rd party representative"?
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 22:09
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oh yes, their 3rd party just asked for $350 via a western union transfer in order to process the paperwork. What a joke.
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Old 14th Apr 2010, 02:05
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Angel

When you start could you drop me a line as coincidentally I won $10m in the Nigerian lottery and all I have to do is go and pick it up
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Old 14th Apr 2010, 10:01
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Scam Confirmation

Just to confirm this is a SCAM.
I have received the confirmation from my Embasy in Lagos.
DO NOT give personal detail, bank account, credit card or money to these people.
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Old 14th Apr 2010, 10:13
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Not possible Vortex, as I have just won the $10m lottery as confirmed by an email from a Dr Adebayo, someone who I've never heard from before. What a decent chap.

This is soooo embarassing but would you believe it? A Mrs Kwangai from the Nigerian Federal Bank wants me to share in a deceased person's account. The only catch is I have to set up a separate bank account and put some initial funds in it to make it look real. In return I get a 40% share of the $7m the deceased left!! Cant believe she picked me! I'm made!! I'm just so lucky!! Thank my lucky stars for Nigerian honesty and integrity. Ohhh I'm just so happy... $12.8 m in one day!!!


And the list goes on and on and on...
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Old 14th Apr 2010, 12:18
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Scam Confirmation....

So does this mean no glorious Nigerian Space Program?

Iím shocked.
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Old 14th Apr 2010, 13:07
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Official Press Release: Nigerian Space Program

Today the Nigerian Government launched its official picture of the rocket they intend to send into space...

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Old 14th Apr 2010, 13:11
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Official Press Release: Nigerian Space Program

The intention is to walk on the moon and establish a permanent base....


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Old 14th Apr 2010, 13:14
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Official Press Release: Nigerian Space Program

...with the intention of reaching beyond our own solar system.


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Old 14th Apr 2010, 13:24
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Official Press Release: Nigerian Space Program

The Nigerian Space Program is recruiting NOW!

Requirements:

- Some kind of flying license with a maximum of 200 hours on anything (we accept applications from those type rated on MS Sim 2005).
- Knowledge of the shape of the planet.
- Generally a good bloke/Girl.

You will need to pay us $3000 for:

- Administrative fees associated with the processing of your paperwork
- Spacesuit
- Your share of rocket fuel
- Anything else that we can make up and you will believe.

Additionally: We welcome Pay To Fly cadets who fail to meet the above requirements!


From: Dr Kananga and his assistant who has a hook for a hand and feeds crocodiles.



Disclaimer: The above has no relation to the real Nigerian Space Program - if one exists - and is merely a spoof based on the reputation which has, quite probably underservedly, been attributed to all Nigerian promotions.
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Old 21st Apr 2010, 03:32
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Pentro Drilling

Well I feel like one of the club, I received my letter of employment and employment contract from Pentro Drilling today. $12,000.00 USD a month, 60 days on, 30 days off. $2,600.00 for air travel for my month off, free medical, dental, optical, two bed room flat + 2 rooms for my "live in" domestics. That's right, two rooms for my "live in" domestics. Local transportation provided, Free college for my spouse and up to 4 kids.

I sent an email to Dr. Ahmed, he's going to set me up to work in Nigeria!

BTW, that's $12,000.00 @ month AFTER TAXES it clearly says that in the contract.

When I gave this to the wife, she happens to be an Attorney. She had to take out the red high lighter! We had a really good laugh. The Nigerians are getting pretty good with their computer skills! Although the contract is in many different fonts from where they cut and paste!

I'll keep you posted as to the Doctors reply!!
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Old 21st Apr 2010, 12:03
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Although the contract is in many different fonts from where they cut and paste!
Nothing like a bit of plagiarism to add credibility...T&Cs ripped off from Etihad perhaps?

Does anybody know of someone who has followed these guys all the way through? i.e. paid the $350.00 only to find that its a scam?
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