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Warning! Internet Fraud - Pilot hiring scams

Old 15th Sep 2009, 09:58
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Angry Warning! Internet Fraud - Pilot hiring scams

http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/p...090809339.html
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 10:16
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Angry Warning! Internet Fraud - Pilot hiring scams

The management of Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, have been made aware that people are receiving emails offering employment with us. If answered, the prospects are asked to send money for visas or other expenses. These offers are totally FALSE and do not come from FAS. We do not make employment offers unless the individual has applied through our website. We do not request money as part of the employment process. Please contact us through our website to verify any unsolicited employment offers received before responding to them. If you have been victimized by this scam or have any information about it, please let us know. Protect yourself; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 11:34
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Thank you for the advice mdkirk!

Who makes money of people's desperation should be hung from a boat's mainmast
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 18:44
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I was one of the guys Targeted, they are good these scammers, paper work , contracts look like the real deal, Just finished giving Falcon all the info,I was lucky lost no money but when read on other sites there are guys that are not as lucky, I guess you want to work over there so badly you are blinded by reason, and I'm no youngester in this Aviation game, I hope they get them and skin them alive, I'd like to be the one skining them. Be careful out there, call the company concerned first to insure its the real deal.
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 23:58
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Wise words L V and it's worth noting that it's Ryanair that charge for the privilege of applying and not FAS
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 10:05
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Caveat emptor

I've made this a 'sticky' so that the Wannabee can read and be aware that there are sharks out there that will leave you penniless if you do not do your research (that I keep banging on about so much)

READ the posts in this forum

USE the search function

Make a more informed decision
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 15:54
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Read the post again before posting - it is from Falcon management advising Wannabees of an internet scam. There are none so blind as those that want to be!

They clearly say they do NOT request money as part of their recruitment process.

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Old 5th Jan 2010, 09:08
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Hawaii opportunity?

I just stumbled upon an advertisement on a popular NZ job website regarding a 'start up' airline in Hawaii. They are 'apparantly' recruiting 10 pilots from NZ, all training, meals, accom etc paid. Now this sounds very suspicious. A little TOO good to be true.

Has anyone else come across this?
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Old 5th Jan 2010, 10:13
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twomile..

Why would an FAA regulated start up be recruiting pilots from NZ ?

Green Card ?
FAA licence ?
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Old 6th Jan 2010, 12:20
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"I guess you want to work over there so badly you are blinded by reason, and I'm no youngester in this Aviation game, I hope they get them and skin them alive, I'd like to be the one skining them." ME FIRST!

The Hawaii ad also appeared on a "reputable" Australian jobseeker website.
The start up airline is requiring hefty bonds from the "lucky" recruits.
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Old 12th Jan 2010, 06:11
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Pilot Hiring Scam

You can now add Falcon Air Services of Abu Dhabi to. Both roto and fixwing guys have been hit.
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Old 14th Feb 2010, 21:40
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Anybody have a clue?

Hi,

Sorry I am new to this. I am looking to become a pilot and have a looked at a school called Alpha aviation group who offer MPL (mutli crew pilot license) when you finish. Would you be able to get a job over here once you finish? Is it covered by the same stuff? Very confused, please help.

www.alphagroup.aero/careers
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Old 6th Mar 2010, 09:14
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You will get an airbus operator's license as a second in command and its not called a pilots license anymore as I blieve you will be trained to fly that specific type as SIC and that's it.... I hate schools like this, as you will be so limited in what you can fly.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 17:08
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And here's another one to avoid...

PENTRO DRILLING NIGERIA

These guys have been using all kinds of pilot job sites to tickle interest. See the thread below for more:

http://www.pprune.org/african-aviati...g-nigeria.html

Possibly a kidnap scam??? Frightening....
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Old 3rd May 2010, 19:20
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Hi!

Got a job offer from Pentro Drilling today. Be very careful. There is a lot to read here at PPRuNe (African Aviation forum).
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Old 3rd May 2010, 20:47
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Perre,

What were they offering you?



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Old 3rd May 2010, 22:44
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Hi PP!

I was offered 6000 USD after tax. 2600 USD in travel expenses as well. 2 months ON-1 month OFF.

Have you had an offer?

// Perre
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Old 3rd May 2010, 22:56
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I have avoided all offers from these guys as they are bogus!


I take it they have asked you for some kind of "processing" fee?
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Old 3rd May 2010, 23:19
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Old 10th May 2010, 10:26
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Yeehaa! I have been offered a B-747 job. Passenger flights within Nigeria from Osubi airport. Dont they know about a thing called google earth??
Osubi airport is good enough for turbo-props, and the terminal looks like a big club house. And with a fleet of 747,757,737,A330,A340 it must be the most buizy oil-drilling company in the universe.

And when asked what flightschool I will go to. Answer: Company will take care of your training.

Those idiots!
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