Inpetroleum.com – Another Oil Company scam

Inpetroleum.com is a ripp-off from https://www.cnrl.com, with the clear aim to lure unsupecting job seekers into paying for non-existing services.

They generally make you believe you have been invited for a job, a job interview or similar, BUT…… there is a small fee required in order to get the paper process rolling. They basically will ask you for some money. However, once you have paid you will never hear from them again and you will have lost your money.

Complain with the registrar about this scam if you have been duped into paying money and have lost it. Details of the scam registration are below:

Domain Name: INPETROLEUM.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2041255488_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.liquidnetlimited.co.uk
Registrar URL: http://liquidnetlimited.co.uk
Updated Date: 2016-07-31T10:40:57Z
Creation Date: 2016-07-09T10:52:38Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-07-09T10:52:38Z
Registrar: LIQUIDNET Ltd.
Registrar IANA ID: 1472
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@liquidnetlimited.co.uk
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +44.2036951294
Reseller:
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Kwaku James
Registrant Organization: 
Registrant Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Registrant City: PANAMA
Registrant State/Province: PANAMA
Registrant Postal Code: 00000
Registrant Country: GH
Registrant Phone: +507.8365503
Registrant Phone Ext: 
Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
Registrant Fax Ext: 
Registrant Email: haywoodharrison@hotmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Kwaku James
Admin Organization: 
Admin Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Admin City: PANAMA
Admin State/Province: PANAMA
Admin Postal Code: 00000
Admin Country: GH
Admin Phone: +507.8365503
Admin Phone Ext: 
Admin Fax: +51.17057182
Admin Fax Ext: 
Admin Email: info@petroleumexl.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Kwaku James
Tech Organization: 
Tech Street: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Tech City: PANAMA
Tech State/Province: PANAMA
Tech Postal Code: 00000
Tech Country: GH
Tech Phone: +507.8365503
Tech Phone Ext: 
Tech Fax: +51.17057182
Tech Fax Ext: 
Tech Email: info@petroleumexl.com
Name Server: dns1.ogdwebhost.com
Name Server: dns2.ogdwebhost.com
DNSSEC: not signed
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2016-11-09T22:02:01Z <<<

MyEurojobs.com spam

It looks like there is a spammer again abusing one of our email addresses as a return address in spam messages. They’re offering fake jobs using grammatically challenged English.

The messages look like this: Continue reading

How to avoid a spam deluge

People complain a lot about the huge number of spam messages they receive. Sites are being accused of facilitating spammers, having poor security, etc. This might often be the case, but what the ‘receiver’ often forgets is that their online activity more often is the real cause of the deluge.

Spammers grab the email address to spam from somewhere and then try to ‘trick’ the system and the receiver into Continue reading

Fake hotel jobs

All these fake hotel jobs are becoming a bit of a nuisance. We keep booting them off the site, so you won’t even know they were there in the first place, but when you look around the net you’ll find many big name sites still hosting them totally unaware what a scam they are. (Haven’t they got filters, checks, etc in place?)

I just did a search for Prime Spring Hotel and sites still host these ‘vacancies’. This scam site has been taken down a while ago now, but the jobs are Continue reading

PSI Incorporation scam ( Cont…)

These scammers get more audacious by the day!

We highlighted the scam with PSI Incorporation (Papmac Securities and Investments) allegedly based in Wichita, Texas, USA a few days ago. Someone called Spiff White then rang (certainly not from a US phone number) to complain that we were harming their business. Yeah right. Stopping people from being scammed more like and hurting their scam income stream…..

He even demanded that we remove the blog post. No evidence given as to who they really are. And we just have to believe them…..

We then received the Continue reading

PSI Incorporation Scam

Just removed another scam. Again Nigerian!

PSI Incorporation claims to be a securities company, located at 4245, Kemp Blvd., Wichita Falls, Wichita Falls, TX 76308, USA.

A quick search on the net reveals that there is no mention anywhere of this company. A check on Whois.com reveals that the site was registered only a short while ago, somewhat strange for a company of that size. If the company had been trading Continue reading

Prime Spring Hotel scam

These hotel job scams keep on coming. This time the website of the Courthouse Hotel in Central London has been copied and abused for a job scam. The site has been renamed as the “PrimeSpring Hotel”. All pages, with the exception of the Careers section are the same. The purpose of these scams are to make people pay for fake visas, work permits and other ‘costs’. Once these fees have been paid, the ‘recruiter’ disappears.

So, don’t apply for these fake jobs, unless you want to lose money.

How can you protect yourself against these fake jobs?

1. Do a search on whois.com to find out who registered the site. If it’s not related to the website, stay well away. In this case this London based hotel website was registered by a Nigerian woman called Continue reading

Cyprus jobs challenge

Looking for a job in Cyprus is now becoming a costly affair. You now have to pay the prospective employer in order to be regarded a serious applicant. It doesn’t mean you can buy yourself a job though.

An advertised, low paid, entry-level job at the telecommunications authority CyTA received 3,000 more applicants than it did when it was last advertised two years ago. About 4,400 people applied for one of the about 100 vacancies in customer service and  sales. These jobs are paying €8 an hour with very few benefits according to CyTA. Not a particularly good job, but you have little choice when there are not too many jobs to get on the career ladder. Continue reading

Phishing alert: NO UPDATE REQUIRED !!!!!

 

Please be aware that this email below does NOT come from Eurojobs.com. We do not send out email and we do NOT need to update our mail server.

Our logo has been stolen and is being used for yet another scam. We are investigating this and will take legal action to stop this. If you have received this email we would appreciate it if you could forward this email to us.

Do NOT click on the update link/button as this leads to a fake login page with the aim to obtain your login details. If you think your account details have been compromised use the reset password link on our site to create a new password.

eurojobscouk.com spam

These spammers never stop! At the moment people are being inundated with ‘job offers’ from Wilfred at eurojobscouk.com. We have nothing to do with these scammers. We do NOT send out email. Period.

At little bit of sleuthing reveals that Chinese spammers seem to be behind all this. They registered this scam domain when the complaints started flooding in on the 16th.

The site is registered through www.bizcn.com, who have a Xiamen Cyber Police button on their website. If you can read Chinese, log a complaint with either of them. The chance that they will act is minimal as there are scores of complaints about them as well. They don’t seem to respond to any complaints.

It looks like ICANN is the only organisation that can stop this malarky as bizcn.com is accredited by them. Send ICANN a strongly worded message about this as they are responsible for giving Bizcn.com their accreditation and have the power to revoke it.
For more info about fighting spam go to abuse.net.

You can also ask your email provider to implement the Sender Policy Framework, which should stop the majority of spam. This recognises if the sender realy is the one they claim to be. In this case the alleged sender is eurojobs.com, but based on the ip address the message came from, it’s not. If that is the case SPF will simply bin the message as spam.

If you can’t read Chines, set up a filter in your email program for the content of the spam message. Enter ‘eurojobscouk.com’ in the filter for the bodytext, set it to delete and forget about it.

Setting up email message filters in Outlook (Thanks to Calpoly.edu)

The following instructions will allow you to create filters for your email client which will automatically move or delete incoming messages with certain characteristics. These instructions assume you have already set up your Personal Folders for local storage of mail.

From the Tools menu, choose Rules Wizard…

From the Rules Wizard window, select the New… button.

The default of “Check messages when they arrive” is fine. No need to change anything.
Select the Next button to continue.

Click in the check box next to “with specific words in the body.”
Next, in the lower part, under Rule description, select the link named specific words.
Type in eurojobscouk.com or what ever appears in the spam message.

In the Search Text window, to the right of Add new, enter the exact words which are in the body of the messages which you want to filter.
Now select the Add button, and the words you entered should appear in the Search list area.

Select the OK button to continue.
Back in the Rules Wizard, your subject line string should be in the Rule description pane.
Select Next to contine.

Click in the check box next to “move it to the specified folder.”
Next, in the lower part, under Rule description, select the link named specified.

Select the New… button if you need to create a new folder for the messages. Otherwise choose an existing folder under Personal Folders or choose Delete it and skip the next step.

Give the new folder a name, then select OK.

Whether you created a new folder, or chose an existing folder, now select OK.


Back in the Rules Wizard, your folder name should be in the Rule description pane.
Select Finish. If you were to choose Next, then you could add some additional restrictions to the filter. But right now, we don’t need to do that.

You should now be back in the first Rules Wizard window, with your new filter in the top pane.
Select OK to finish. All incoming mail will now be subject to the new filter as long as the Outlook client is running and logged in. To filter the messages which have arrived when the client is off, you must manually execute the rule from within the rules wizard.