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Old 22nd Apr 2010, 01:06
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Pentro Drilling

I received the email from Dr.Abu Ahmed today.

They want me to send my passport, passport of wife and that of any "kid" that will be traveling to Nigeria.

I didn't know I could bring some goats along with me!
Oh yes- they want me to send $350.00 USD via Western Union.

I'll get right on that, NOT!!!!!!
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Old 22nd Apr 2010, 09:28
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They want me to send my passport, passport of wife



Mind you, sending them a few goats might be interesting...
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Old 25th Apr 2010, 12:12
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You WHRITE

Same mail i have; wat it's possible to do, because i check to [email protected] and he give me this confirmation: agrement it's O K , i talk with John Obi , same answer?
SOmebody to gime one idea what i must to do!
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Old 25th Apr 2010, 15:25
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Don't send them anything and move their email to the trash.
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Old 25th Apr 2010, 19:28
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constructorul, stay well clear and DO NOT send them any money.

You could, however, if you were feeling particularly nasty , take the p!ss out of them by playing their game (without paying anything) and see how far you could take it by putting them to as much inconvenience as possible.



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Old 26th Apr 2010, 15:10
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Personally, I get them to call me back. Cost them as much money as I can possibly cost them with phone bills before they realise I'm messing them about.
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Old 3rd May 2010, 17:16
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I`m also one of the lucky guys that got a job offer from Pentro Drilling. Worst offer jet as it seems. 6000 USD. Start date 1:st of June. (less than a month)And I have 3 months notice period with my company.
I`m gonna play along for a while. lets see what kind of aircraft and training they offer.

Thank`s everyone that has posted your experience with this group.
Will keep you posted!
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Old 4th May 2010, 07:11
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For anyone who misses out on this job I have one which may be of interest;

VVIP BBJ Captain required
US$20 000/month tax free
4 weeks on/4 weeks off
Accommodated in a luxury villa with servants on call 24/7
Chauffeur driven to and from work, private use of luxury car
Confirmed first class ticket when traveling to/from home base and any duty travel. If A380 flown, suite provided.
Pension of 80% of final salary after ten years
Full medical/dental in top private hospitals
All school fees in elite private schools.
Significant other benefits to be discussed.

Any ICAO/FAA licence accepted provide not expired over five years
Free type rating with all expenses paid.

US$3000 processing fee required for licence verification and security checks payable via Western Union
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Old 4th May 2010, 10:53
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MetroMan

Was this through Pentro-Drilling or another, possible Nigerian, outfit?



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Old 5th May 2010, 00:33
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Nigerian Space Program?

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Old 5th May 2010, 05:54
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I'm charging a US$200 registration fee for those interested in my job offer. Payment via Western Union or Moneygram.
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Old 5th May 2010, 09:35
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Absolutely brilliant Rottenray! Never laughed so much....

The fact they attempted to lauch the rocket in an enclosed area AND next to a window was funny enough...but when it went through the window and set fire to the room, well, that was the peach.

Not sure the Nigerian Space Program is as pioneering as those guys though...
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Old 5th May 2010, 12:32
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Pilot Positive,

Thanks. Actually, I found that vid on another PPRuNe forum, and thought it would feel good here, too.

As far as a Nigerian space program, well, after reading a few threads in this forum, I certainly hope they get aviation right first.

There seem to be a "few loose ends and minor details" which need attending to!

However, I must say this: If I were a pilot and 25 to 30 years old, I think I'd enjoy working in country for a couple of years as a skill-builder.

I believe I'd learn A) what an aircraft is really capable of in the very worst situations/condition, B) things one must never do when flying, and C) a lot of patience.

Gotta be fun!

RR
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Old 5th May 2010, 17:12
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I believe I'd learn A) what an aircraft is really capable of in the very worst situations/condition, B) things one must never do when flying, and C) a lot of patience.
Quite possibly all one thing in Nigeria: You'll be finding out the things you should never do whilst flying in the very worst situation after which time you would have learnt endless amounts of patience...

Never flown in central Africa myself but some of my colleagues describe it as a mix of foreboding and shear terror. Not sure fun could be that much fun.
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Old 5th May 2010, 23:42
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Nigerian space program gone wrong...

BBC News - Nigerian President Yar'Adua is dead, says an aide

Not sure whether to believe it or dismiss it as a hoax story...having said that I dont see any solicitation for money so it could be true?
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Old 7th Jun 2010, 17:39
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Pentro Drilling/Subsea may have another scam website:

www.westminster-oil.com

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