Oando Group Plc / Scam
I received a job offer with the following details (have modified and generalised it):
Oando Group Plc
No. 2, Ajose Adeogun Street
Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria.
1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
Oando Plc seek to employ your services as an expatriate executive for the provision of oil & gas services as stipulated in the following acts in this document. This document embodies the approved terms for the purpose of this contract.
2.0 POSITION: Marketing Executive.
You will serve as an executive for the requirements of Oando Plc in Nigeria.
... something ...
You would be expected to resume on site on the 19th of January 2009. Prior to resumption as inscribed above, you shall be expected to start your job processes by acquiring and procuring your necessary Residence/Work permits papers (With the Travel Agency) on it’s earliest acquisition, you will receive all your due entitlements/ emoluments prior to resumption of duty to enable you settle all domestic necessities before embarking on project trip and avoidance of excuses leading to delays on your side.
3.0 CONSULTING PERSONNEL: ... something ...
4.0 ENTITLEMENTS: ... something ...
You shall be paid $22, 600 monthly. Work time shall be 40 hours work week for the Twelve (12) month contract term as such employee shall also be entitled to over-time allowance if employee work time exceeds the official stipulated hours. Salary shall also be liable to increments with time and employees' official promotions and position in service. Monthly salary is $22, 600USD (Twenty Two Thousand Six Hundred Dollars).
Expenses incurred by the employee related to job before commencement of duties will be substantiated with receipts and the employer will reimburse the employee not later than Five (5) working days after submission of employee’s expense report and receipts.
First class accommodations will be provided for employee. Accommodation shall be of first class international standard same as accommodates Oando Plc expatriate senior and management staff. Employer shall also pay for and provide complete meals for employee / (Family) as deem appropriate for period of contract.
$3, 600.00 flat rate travel/entertainment allowance shall be paid to employee by employer for each intercontinental trip. Travel shall be by business class/first class. However for the purpose of commencement, the cost of travel ticket shall be paid in addition to travel/entertainment allowance. Cost shall be substantiated and shall be the rate charged at the Period/time of purchase. Employer shall also take care of
employees' travel ticket including that of employees' family only on employees' early notification to employer and as shall be requested by employee.
This will be taken care of by us (employer).
5.4 MOVING EXPENSES:
The employee will be reimbursed by the employer for reasonable moving expense incurred only as a result of relocation or early termination of leases, storage charges; procurement of travel documents, immunizations etc. Reimbursements shall be paid not more than five (5) Working days from submission of report/and receipts as proof of payments.
5.5 MEDICAL EXPENSES:
Employer will provide the employee with comprehensive health care for the term of contract, and follow-on care for injuries suffered during the term of contract for employee and family.
5.6 OTHER ALLOWANCES AND/OR BENEFITS:
This shall be provided for as deemed appropriate, and will be paid by employer.
. Quality single or family housing in company community.
. Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.
. Free medical care in Nigeria for you and your family for contract duration.
Employees' shall be authorized paid two times vacation during the term of the contract, to be used at the employee’s discretion after duly informing and receiving approval from employer’s management. Employer will pay for travel expenses (i.e. flight tickets) and flat Rate travel allowance of $3, 600.00.
The first monthly salary shall be paid in advance before you embark on journey to assume duty. This is to enable you settle all domestic needs before travel. As such no excuses will be entertained on assumption of duty relating to default. All payment of salary after assumption of duty in Nigeria shall be 80% paid into an offshore account to be provided by employee with the remaining 20% paid locally in Nigeria. This is in line with the Federal Republic of Nigeria expatriate financial statutory laws.
Expatriate shall also be liable to pay 10% of salary as withholding tax to the relevant authority in Nigeria.
7.0 JOB PROCESSING/ PROCEEDINGS:
All employees successfully screened and recruited for Oando Plc shall be required to furnish us with a valid Nigerian residence and work permits papers on or before the 31st of December 2008 as a proof of readiness to join oando team in the due time as stipulated above for your job resumption with Oando Plc in Nigeria and also to enable you receive your first monthly salary including your due entitlements/emoluments prior to your departure for services with Oando Plc in Nigeria. However, for expatriate services employees who do not presently posses their valid Nigeria residence and Work Permits papers, they are to make contact with the address given below for directives and assistance on the acquisition and procurement of their valid residence and work permits papers with the Travel Agency here in Nigeria.
Name: Zenith Travel & Tours Limited
Address: Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island
Contact: David Stanford
Head of Operations
Mr Akin Ayoola
Group Head, Human Resources
Mr Akin Ayoola
Group Head, Human Resources
Adewale Tinubu Group Chief Executive, Oando PLC
Tokunboh Durosaro General Manager, Corporate Services
Lara Banjoko Chief Operating Officer, Marketing
Oredeji Delano Group Company Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer
The communication initiated with a mail from rocketmail.com with "Sweeton Inc" as subject name. Sweeton is supposed to be actually Sweeton Recruitment Inc that recruits on behalf of Oando Plc. Surprisingly Sweeton does not have any website of their own and uses rocketmail (big bro Oando aligning with poor Sweeton ). Then again i am asked to contact with Zenith Travel & Tours Limited. There are a number of sites but no one is related to Nigeria! Moreover they have no offices or any prominent presence in Nigeria, but still does big time business with Oando!! Now the biggest of them all: the phone number they have used (+[protected]). A search for this number reveals that the same number is used by another company with the following details:
Name: Travel Concepts, Inc.
Contact Person: Mr. Celestine Olise
Address: # 34 Churchill Drive, Lagos
How come two different companies have the same phone numbers?? The company names are also intersting: both are travel agencies. Moreover the name used in both has David as the first name, probably because while talking that is what is going to be used. Finally two more similarities: the contact mail id is in live.com and the location is Lagos. Does it indicate something???? I even have a signed contract . Funny that i am offered a job for which i am not experienced at all