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www.allianceoilgroups.com, www.zaman-associates.com / Employment Scam

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Hi,

I have received job offer from a company named Alliance Oil Groups in Malaysia. As per the information provided by them, their corporate office is in Kota Kinabalu, and other office is in Kuala Lumpur (my supposed to be work location). But I am not able to find any resources on Internet to verify their existance and authenticity (except their own website - www.allianceoilgroups.com). Hence, could you please let me know authenticity and reputation of this company? I have some concerns of authenticity and reputation of the company because:

1) They just asked for resume. When I sent, they sent a questionnaire and I replied with answers. After this, they directly sent me a Job Offer. No interviews, no documents asked, no details verified, nothing.
2) Their name is nowhere on Internet. Only their website hold their name(http://www.allianceoilgroups.com). No other references. Alliance Financial Group is there, but no Alliance Oil Group. Their own website does not have their company logo which is on the offer letter.
3) They called me for IT Supervisor, but when I told them I want IT Manager position, they immediately changed the position accordingly. Such things look difficult in a process driven company.
4) I receive emails from them at 10 o clock night Malaysia time. HR usually dont work late night.
5) They asked me to get myself the Work Permit and come there. Then they will reimburse the expenses. They have contract with a law firm (www.zaman-associates.com) and that person works for them as legal advisor too. He will get me work permits on his consultancy's behalf. He gave me his bank acct no. bu that acct doesn't belong to his company, it is personal acct no.
6) Neither the Oil company nor the law firm are publically listed (SDN BHD etc). No contacts on LinkedIn or Facebook or Orkut. This all looks fishy.
7) Alliance Oil website has HR dept no n email on 'contact us' page nistead of sales personnel contacts. So they look more interested in hiring people than doing Oil business.
8) Both Alliance Oil and Zaman Assoc websites are recently made and hosted at DirectI (I have notified of possible scam to DirectI).
9) When they sent me email for sending resume, they had listed a long list of positions (most into Oil and mechanical industry). IT position was only 'computer engineer'. Now that position is nowhere in the correspondence.
10) Neither Alliance Oil nor Zaman Assoc are marked on Google Maps or Wikimapia.

Please check and uncover this scam. Hundreds of people must have already lost their money by now.
Thanks and Best Regards,
Mahesh Desai

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  • Da
      26th of Nov, 2010
    +1 Votes

    hi i am Darshan from bangalore. even i have recieved a similar offer from [email protected] i dont think the offer letter is authentic. Pls unfold the scam. many are falling into the trap.

  • Sa
      27th of Nov, 2010
    0 Votes

    hi how r u my friend i have received also same Mr. Mahesh Desai if u know any thing tell me plz my msn is [email protected]com

  • Sa
      27th of Nov, 2010
    0 Votes

    this list i have receive it from this company :(Alliance Oil Co.
    Km16, Tuaran Road, Kota Kinabalu, 88450 Sabah, Malaysia
    Email: [email protected] )
    Tel: (+60) 133494738 Fax: (+60) 321784595 if every thing real tell me plz and if not real tell me also


    Our Ref: AOC/CE/ HR/11/218 Date : 26/11/2010


    Private and Confidential

    Attn: SAMER SALEH KABLAWI

    Subject: CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

    Please be informed that you have been considered by Alliance Oil Company for employment under the following terms and conditions.

    1. Commencement
    This contract will begin on 27th December 2010 and continue until terminated by either party with minimum of 4 weeks notice.

    2. Place of work
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    3. Job description
    Job Title: Workshop Manager
    Duties: As assigned by the management

    4. Termination of employment
    Either party can terminate this agreement with minimum of four weeks written notice. In the case where an employee is illiterate notice may be given by that employee verbally.

    5. Salary
    5.1 You are entitled to basic salary of US$4, 500.00 payable on or before the last working day of every month.

    5.2 You shall be entitled to the following allowances/payment in kind:
    5.2.1 A monthly transport allowance of US$300
    5.2.2 Meals per month to the value of US$450
    5.2.3 Accommodation month to the value of US$300

    5.3 The total value of the above remuneration shall be US$5, 550.00 (allowances inclusive).
    5.4 The employer shall review the employee’s salary once a year.

    6. Hours of work
    6.1 Normal working hours will be from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays and from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00p.m on Saturdays.
    6.2 Overtime will only be worked if agreed upon between the parties from time to time.
    6.3 The employee will be paid for overtime at the rate of one and a half times his/her normal salary.

    7. Meal Intervals
    The employees agree to a lunch break of one hour. Lunchtime will be taken from 1.00pm to 2.00pm daily.

    8. Sunday work
    Any work on Sundays will be by agreement between the parties from time to time.
    If the employee works on a Sunday he/she shall be paid double the wage for each hour worked.

    9. Public Holidays
    The employee will be entitled to all official public holidays on full pay. If an employee does not work on a public holiday, he/she shall receive normal payment for that day. If the employee works on a public holiday he/she shall be paid double.

    10. Annual Leave
    10.1 The employee is entitled to 28 days paid leave after every 12 months of continuous service. Such leave is to be taken at times convenient to the employer and the employer may require the employee to take his/her leave at such times as coincide with that of the employer.

    11. Sick leave
    11.1 During every sick leave cycle of 36 months the employee will be entitled to an amount of paid sick leave equal to the number of days the employee would normally work during a period of six weeks.
    11.2 During the first six months of employment the employee will entitled to one day’s paid sick leave for every 26 days worked.
    11.3 The employee is to notify the employer as soon as possible in case of his/her absence from work through illness.

    12. Maternity leave
    12.1 Female employee will be entitled to 2 months maternity leave with pay.

    13. Family responsibility leave
    The employee will be entitled to three days family responsibility leave during each leave cycle.

    14. Deductions from remuneration
    The employer may not deduct any monies from the employee’s wage unless the employee has agreed to this in writing on each occasion.

    15. Accommodation
    15.1 The employee will be provided with accommodation for as long as the employee is in the service of the employer, and which shall form part of his/her remuneration package
    15.2 The accommodation may only be occupied by the worker, unless prior arrangement with the employer.
    15.3 Prior permission should be obtained for visitors who wish to stay the night. However where members of the employees direct family are visiting, such permission will not be necessary.

    16. Clothing
    3 sets of uniforms will be supplied to the employee by the employer and will remain the property of the employer.

    17. Visa Requirement
    Successful applicants living outside Malaysia shall adhere to our instructions and guidelines on obtaining work permit under MALAYSIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE. Applicant shall incur all expenses related to the processing, procurement and acquisition of necessary permits, clearance papers, etc. and shall be duly reimbursed not later than Five (5) working days after submission of expense report and receipts.
    Employees who do not presently posses Malaysia valid residence/work permits should make contact with our accredited Immigration Services Firm given below for assistance on the acquisition and procurement of their Malaysia valid permits:
    IMMIGRATION SERVICES UNIT
    ZAMAN & LEE ASSOCIATES
    No. 118 Jalan Tiara 3 Bandar Baru Klang, 41150 Klang, Selangor
    Tel: +60 1 6913 8528 Fax: +60 3 2178 4712
    Contact Person: BARRISTER STEPHEN WONG
    Email: [email protected]


    18. Confidentiality of Proprietary Information
    During or after the term of this employment, you shall not reveal any confidential information or trade secrets to any person, firm, corporation, or entity. Should Employee reveal or threaten to reveal confidential information, the Company shall be entitled to claims for any entity to whom said information has been or is threatened to be disclosed, and such employee will be responsible for any legal action taken by the company. The right to secure an injunction is not exclusive, and the Company may pursue any other remedies it has against the employee for a breach or threatened breach of this condition, including the recovery of damages from the employee.

    19. Reimbursement of Expenses
    The Employee will incur reasonable expenses to get his/her visa and work permit. The Company shall reimburse Employee for all business expenses after the Employee presents an itemized account of expenditures, pursuant to Company policy.

    20. Vacation:
    The Employee shall be entitled to a yearly vacation of one month at full pay.

    21. Disability:
    In the event that the Employee cannot perform the duties because of illness or incapacitated for a period of more than one month, the compensation during said illness will be paid to the employee. The Employee's full compensation will be reinstated upon return to work. However, if the Employee is absent from work for any reason for a continuous period of over two months without any goods reason, the Company retains the right to terminate the employee's contract.

    22. Employment Classification:
    You shall be a contract Employee and shall be entitled to benefits as specifically outlined in this contract.
    .

    23. Other Benefits:
     You will receive standard employee benefits package (including health insurance for you and your family), according to company policy.
     Quality single or family housing in company employee quarters.
     Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.
     Access to some of the finest social and recreational facilities in Malaysia.
     Free medical care in Malaysia for you and your family for contract duration.
     Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status contracts.
     Complete meals also for you and your family as deemed appropriate.
     Life insurance Policy.
     Maximum and efficient security both in work place and housing area.
     Full time Internet access is made available.
     1 landline and one (1) mobile telephone shall be provided
     Standby new company vehicle will be parked in your apartment for movement.
     Adequate private office space in a conducive and comfortable work environment shall be provided for each employee.


    24. Death Benefits:
    Should Employee pass away during the period of employment, the Company shall pay to Employee's estate any compensation due through the end of the month in which death occurred.


    25. Settlement by Arbitration:
    Any claim or controversy that relates to this agreement shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules of the Malaysia Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court of law.

    26. Limited Effect of Waiver by Company:
    Should Company waive breach of any provision of this agreement on the employee, that waiver will not operate or be construed as a waiver of further breach by the employee.

    27. Severability:
    If, for any reason, any provision of this agreement is held invalid, all other provisions of this agreement shall remain in effect. If this agreement is held invalid or cannot be enforced to the full extent permitted by law any prior agreement between the Company (and any predecessor thereof) and the Employee shall be deemed reinstated as if this agreement had not been executed.

    28. Assumption Of Agreement By Company’s Successors and Assignees:
    The Company's rights and obligations under this agreement will inure to the benefit and be binding upon the Company's successors and assignees.

    29. Confirmation of Employee:
    Confirmed employees are those employee’s that have signed this contract and obtained Work Permit as directed by this contract and have exceeded 3 months probationary period successfully.

    30. Company First:
    The Employee will devote full time, attention, and energies to the business of the Company and will not engage in any other business activity, regardless of whether such activity is pursued for profit, gain, or other pecuniary advantage. Employee is not prohibited from making personal investments in any other businesses provided those investments do not require active involvement in the operation of said companies.

    31. Contract Duration
    This employment contract covers the period of 5 years. The contract can however be extended by the employee with a written application submitted to our Human Resource Department.

    32. General
    This contract agreement is done in good faith and any changes will only be valid if there is prior written permission and agreed and signed by both parties.

    THUS DONE AND SIGNED ON THIS 26TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2010


    …….……………………………….. Date……/………/…………
    Signed by the Employee:
    (SAMER SALEH KABLAWI)
    Passport No/Nationality:


    Signed for and on behalf of
    ALLIANCE OIL COMPANY
    HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
    MR. AHMAD BIN RAZAK

    In the presence of:


    …………………………… …………………………………….
    GENERAL MANAGER & LEGAL ADVISER
    MOHAMAD BIN KARIM BARRISTER STEPHEN WONG

  • Al
      27th of Nov, 2010
    0 Votes

    Also I got jobs from alliance oil Our Ref: AOC/CE/ HR/10/218 Date : 19/11/2010


    Private and Confidential

    Attn: Rajeev Kumar Dwivedi,

    Subject: CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

    Please be informed that you have been considered by Alliance Oil Company for employment under the following terms and conditions;

    1. Commencement
    This contract will begin on 27th December, 2010 and continue until terminated by either party with minimum of 4 weeks notice.

    2. Place of Work
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    3. Job Description
    Job Title: Process Engineer / Operation 3 Supervisor
    Duties: As assigned by the management

    4. Termination of Employment
    Either party can terminate this agreement with minimum of four weeks written notice. In the case where an employee is illiterate notice may be given by that employee verbally.

    5. Salary
    5.1 You are entitled to basic salary of US$3, 500.00 payable on or before the last working day of every month.

    5.2 You shall be entitled to the following allowances/payment in kind:
    5.2.1 A monthly transport allowance of US$300
    5.2.2 Meals per month to the value of US$400
    5.2.3 Accommodation month to the value of US$300

    5.3 The total value of the above remuneration shall be US$4, 500.00 (allowances inclusive).
    5.4 The employer shall review the employee’s salary once a year.

    6. Hours of work
    6.1 Normal working hours will be from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays and from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00p.m on Saturdays.
    6.2 Overtime will only be worked if agreed upon between the parties from time to time.
    6.3 The employee will be paid for overtime at the rate of one and a half times his/her normal salary.

    7. Meal Intervals
    The employees agree to a lunch break of one hour. Lunchtime will be taken from 1.00pm to 2.00pm daily.

    8. Sunday work
    Any work on Sundays will be by agreement between the parties from time to time.
    If the employee works on a Sunday he/she shall be paid double the wage for each hour worked.

    9. Public Holidays
    The employee will be entitled to all official public holidays on full pay. If an employee does not work on a public holiday, he/she shall receive normal payment for that day. If the employee works on a public holiday he/she shall be paid double.

    10. Annual Leave
    10.1 The employee is entitled to 28 days paid leave after every 12 months of continuous service. Such leave is to be taken at times convenient to the employer and the employer may require the employee to take his/her leave at such times as coincide with that of the employer.

    11. Sick Leave
    11.1 During every sick leave cycle of 36 months the employee will be entitled to an amount of paid sick leave equal to the number of days the employee would normally work during a period of six weeks.
    11.2 During the first six months of employment the employee will entitled to one day’s paid sick leave for every 26 days worked.
    11.3 The employee is to notify the employer as soon as possible in case of his/her absence from work through illness.

    12. Maternity Leave
    12.1 Female employee will be entitled to 2 months maternity leave with pay.

    13. Family Responsibility Leave
    The employee will be entitled to three days family responsibility leave during each leave cycle.

    14. Deductions from Remuneration
    The employer may not deduct any monies from the employee’s wage unless the employee has agreed to this in writing on each occasion.

    15. Accommodation
    15.1 The employee will be provided with accommodation for as long as the employee is in the service of the employer, and which shall form part of his/her remuneration package
    15.2 The accommodation may only be occupied by the worker, unless prior arrangement with the employer.
    15.3 Prior permission should be obtained for visitors who wish to stay the night. However where members of the employees direct family are visiting, such permission will not be necessary.

    16. Clothing
    3 sets of uniforms will be supplied to the employee by the employer and will remain the property of the employer.

    17. Visa Requirement
    Successful applicants living outside Malaysia shall adhere to our instructions and guidelines on obtaining work permit under MALAYSIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE. Applicant shall incur all expenses related to the processing, procurement and acquisition of necessary permits, clearance papers, etc. and shall be duly reimbursed not later than Five (5) working days after submission of expense report and receipts.
    Employees who do not presently posses Malaysia valid residence/work permits should make contact with our accredited Immigration Services Firm given below for assistance on the acquisition and procurement of their Malaysia valid permits:
    IMMIGRATION SERVICES UNIT
    ZAMAN & LEE ASSOCIATES
    No. 118 Jalan Tiara 3 Bandar Baru Klang, 41150 Klang, Selangor
    Tel: (+60) 16913 8528 Fax: (+60) 32178 4712
    Contact Person: BARRISTER STEPHEN WONG
    Email: [email protected]


    18. Confidentiality of Proprietary Information
    During or after the term of this employment, you shall not reveal any confidential information or trade secrets to any person, firm, corporation, or entity. Should Employee reveal or threaten to reveal confidential information, the Company shall be entitled to claims for any entity to whom said information has been or is threatened to be disclosed, and such employee will be responsible for any legal action taken by the company. The right to secure an injunction is not exclusive, and the Company may pursue any other remedies it has against the employee for a breach or threatened breach of this condition, including the recovery of damages from the employee.

    19. Reimbursement of Expenses
    The Employee will incur reasonable expenses to get his/her visa and work permit. The Company shall reimburse Employee for all business expenses after the Employee presents an itemized account of expenditures, pursuant to Company policy.

    20. Vacation:
    The Employee shall be entitled to a yearly vacation of one month at full pay.

    21. Disability:
    In the event that the Employee cannot perform the duties because of illness or incapacitated for a period of more than one month, the compensation during said illness will be paid to the employee. The Employee's full compensation will be reinstated upon return to work. However, if the Employee is absent from work for any reason for a continuous period of over two months without any goods reason, the Company retains the right to terminate the employee's contract.

    22. Employment Classification:
    You shall be a contract Employee and shall be entitled to benefits as specifically outlined in this contract.
    .

    23. Other Benefits:
     You will receive standard employee benefits package (including health insurance for you and your family), according to company policy.
     Quality single or family housing in company employee quarters.
     Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.
     Access to some of the finest social and recreational facilities in Malaysia.
     Free medical care in Malaysia for you and your family for contract duration.
     Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status contracts.
     Complete meals also for you and your family as deemed appropriate.
     Life insurance Policy.
     Maximum and efficient security both in work place and housing area.
     Full time Internet access is made available.
     1 landline and one (1) mobile telephone shall be provided
     Standby new company vehicle will parked in your apartment for movement.
     Adequate private office space in a conducive and comfortable work environment shall be provided for each employee.


    24. Death Benefits:
    Should Employee pass away during the period of employment, the Company shall pay to Employee's estate any compensation due through the end of the month in which death occurred.


    25. Settlement by Arbitration:
    Any claim or controversy that relates to this agreement shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules of the Malaysia Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court of law.

    26. Limited Effect of Waiver by Company:
    Should Company waive breach of any provision of this agreement on the employee, that waiver will not operate or be construed as a waiver of further breach by the employee.

    27. Severability:
    If, for any reason, any provision of this agreement is held invalid, all other provisions of this agreement shall remain in effect. If this agreement is held invalid or cannot be enforced to the full extent permitted by law any prior agreement between the Company (and any predecessor thereof) and the Employee shall be deemed reinstated as if this agreement had not been executed.

    28. Assumption Of Agreement By Company’s Successors and Assignees:
    The Company's rights and obligations under this agreement will inure to the benefit and be binding upon the Company's successors and assignees.

    29. Confirmation of Employee:
    Confirmed employees are those employee’s that have signed this contract and obtained Work Permit as directed by this contract and have exceeded 3 months probationary period successfully.

    30. Company First:
    The Employee will devote full time, attention, and energies to the business of the Company and will not engage in any other business activity, regardless of whether such activity is pursued for profit, gain, or other pecuniary advantage. Employee is not prohibited from making personal investments in any other businesses provided those investments do not require active involvement in the operation of said companies.

    31. Contract Duration
    This employment contract covers the period of 5 years. The contract can however be extended by the employee with a written application submitted to our Human Resource Department.

    32. General
    This contract agreement is done in good faith and any changes will only be valid if there is prior written permission and agreed and signed by both parties.

    THUS DONE AND SIGNED ON THIS 19TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2010


    …….……………………………….. Date…
    Signed by the Employee:
    (Rajeev Kumar Dwivedi)
    Passport No/Nationality:
    H5801763 / INDIAN


    Signed for and on behalf of
    ALLIANCE OIL COMPANY
    HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
    MR. AHMAD BIN RAZAK

    In the presence of:


    …………………………… …………………………………….
    GENERAL MANAGER & LEGAL ADVISER
    DR. MOHAMAD BIN KARIM BARRISTER STEPHEN WONG

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