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Employment Contract for Fake Job
This is an example of a contract for a job working overseas (Nigeria). The scam is the fee (US$ 500), and any more they can
extract from the victim. As with all scams of this type, the scammers trade on the unwillingness of the victim to admit
that they have been defrauded - sending good money after bad. Veracity is enforced by dull, formal documents which cloak the
scam among a list of other 'requirements' - copy of passport etc. (Though these could conceivably be used for identity theft at a later date). Note the usual spelling errors.
The biggest red flag is the country - Nigeria is possily the most institutionally corrupt, western-friendly country in the world.
The surrounding countries are working hard to emulate it but generally speaking, any dealings with West African countries should
be treated with the utmost suspicion. Check all facts thoroughly before you part with any money, goods or personal information.
Employment contract fraud
It is my good pleasure to have received your informations and also
note your zeal to work for the Federal Republic of Nigeria under
African Satelite Company Nigeria Limited.
You do not need any Nigerian agency in Canada, I am willing to
assist you get your working and residential permit here in
immigration within 72 working days from now once you provide the
1. Your Full Name and Address
2. A copy of your international Passport
3. Your private telephone and fax numbers
4. Location here in Nigeria will you will execute the contract.
5. A sum of $500, this will be used as processing fees for the
working and residential permit and also for sending you the
documents after properly signed in the Federal High Court Abuja
through secured Courier Agency since they are government Clasified
Document for your reception.
You are required to send this immediately through Wester! n Union
Money Transfer in name, mr. benard Ikechukwu, Address: Enugu Nigeria
for my reception
Once I receive it, I will process all the documents and forward to
you immediately without further delays.
looking forward to maximum cooperation from you and do look forward
to your immediate response.
Mr. Benard Ikechukwu
Tel: 00234 80 451 74720
The management has noted your comments and the efforts made so far to acquire visa from Nigerian Embassy in your country to enable you be in Nigeria to execute the contract.
Mr. benard Ikechukwu is ready to do, please do not hesitate to contact him and arrange everything with him to enable him arrange all this documents to you.
I will forward you a letter of invitation to enable you arrange for your visa.
Looking forward to reading your mail.
Alhaji Kabila Brown
AFRICA SATELITE COMPANY;
24, Ikoyi Way,
Telephone: 234 8037261839
Contract Ref: ASC/NCTFF/FDP/ML58/03
ATTENTION Ahmed A/Rahman Hassan.
AFRICA SATELITE COMPANY; seek to employ your services as an expatriate consultant for the provision of expatriate/consulting services as stipulated in the following acts in this document.
1.0 This document embodies the approved Terms for the purpose of this contract.
2.0 POSITION: Technical
You will serve as
Production Operations Engineer
for the requirements of the NAOC/TotalFinaElf Joint venture; FIELD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT in Nigeria.
You would be expected to resume on sight on the 20TH of MAY 2004. However you are to provide the necessary identification and Clearances as a precondition to the job engagement well before resumption, and these will include international passport copies as well as approved work and residence permits.
3.0 CONSULTING PERSONNEL:
You shall be expected to work with a team of prime experienced environmentalists/Consultants with the mandate to provide excellent services.
All salary and expense figures shall be in U.S. Dollars (USD) or Euros equivalent depending on employees home country.
Salary shall be paid monthly at $12,000.00 (after tax) or Euros equivalent depending on employees home country. Work time shall be 40 hours work week for the Twelve (12) months contract term.
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 fourteen (14) working days after submission of employees expense report and receipts.
First class accommodations will be provided and paid for by the employer. Accommodation shall be of first class international standard same as accommodates NAOC/TotalfinaElf expatriate senior and management staff.
$3,000.00 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.
Same as in act 5.1 of summary above.
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 fourteen (14) 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.
. Open-ended contract with high saving potential.
. Personal effects shipment and excess baggage allowances.
. Access to some of the finest social and recreational facilities in Nigeria.
. Free medical care in Nigeria for you and your family for contract duration.
. Excellent educational assistance benefits with family status contracts.
Employees shall be authorized two weeks of paid vacation thrice (3) during the term of the contract, to be used at the employees discretion after duly informing and receiving approval from employers management.
Employer will pay for travel expenses (i.e. flight tickets) and flat rate travel allowance of US$3,000.00.
6.0 OFFICE ASSETS TO BE PROVIDED BY EMPLOYER:.
a) Computer resources: Laptop Computer, 1.6 GHz Processor, 256 MB RAM, 24XCD-RW, 30GB Hard Drive, Floppy Drive, Integrated Network Adapter, Internal 56K Modem, Spare Battery and Necessary Software. Full time Internet access is also made available.
b) Phones: the employer will provide each employee with one (1) landline and one (1) mobile telephone. This shall have a reasonable credit limit application per month.
c) Local transportation: shall be fully provided for by employer.
6.1 OFFICE SPACE:
Adequate private office space in a conducive and comfortable work environment shall be provided for each employee.
The first monthly salary shall be paid in advance before consultants embark on journey to assume duty. This is to enable consultants 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 75% paid into an offshore account to be provided by employee with the remaining 25% 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.
Contract duration: The contract shall last for
duration of (72) consecutive months; six (6) year
FIELD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT,
TERMS OF AGREEMENT FOR
CARRYING OUT EXPATRIATE TECHNICAL
PROVISION IN THE
Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC)/TotalFinaElf Joint Venture
FIELD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT NIGERIA
Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC)/TotalfinaElf JV;
AFRICA SATELITE COMPANY
EXPATRIATE TECHNICAL SERVICES PROVISION FOR THE FDP AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT is made this
.2003, between Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC)/ TotalfinaElf incorporated under the Laws of Nigeria (hereinafter called "NAOC/ TotalfinaElf" which ____expression shall where the context so admits include its successors-in-title and assigns) of the one part and AFRICA SATELITE COMPANY; with registered office at 24, Ikoyi way, Lagos, Lagos State of Nigeria as first party (hereinafter referred to specifically as contractor and
as second party and hereinafter jointly called "CONSULTANT of the other party;
1.NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV desires to secure the services of a competent contractor to provide expatriate environmental services and others as specified to first party contractor.
2. CONTRACTOR/and CONSULTANT represents to NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV; that it has the technical competence necessary for carrying out all the services, duties and obligations specified in this contract on the part of CONTRACTOR to be assumed and performed and has agreed to carry out the same in accordance with the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.
ARTICLE 2: CONTRACT PERIOD
The contract period shall be for Contract duration: The contract shall last for duration of (72) consecutive months; six (6) years
ARTICLE 3: FEES FOR SERVICES AND TERMS OF PAYMENTS
3.1 NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV shall pay ONTRACTOR/CONSULTANTS on satisfactory performance of the services stated in Article 1, through 1st party contractor the sum of $12,000.00 (Twelve thousand dollars only) monthly or Euros equivalent depending on employees home country.
3.2 NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV shall pay for services rendered in Article 1 by cheque
presented on a monthly basis at the rate stated in Article 3.1.
3.3 Payments of undisputed invoices will be made by NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV to the
3.4 NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV shall pay all of the fees in Article 3.1 in US dollars or Euros equivalent depending on employees home country and shall be paid; 75% to an offshore account provided by contractor and 25% locally.
ARTICLE 4: GENERAL ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
4.1 Unless otherwise stated in a superseding document, the Contract Administrator of NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV; FIELD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT shall maintain general administration and management of the project and all progress reports should be addressed NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV; FIELD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT to him.
ARTICLE 5: ASSIGNMENT
5.1 The CONTRACTOR shall not assign or transfer any or all of its rights, responsibilities or obligation under this Agreement without the prior written consent of NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. However, NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV shall be entitled without such consent to assign the transfer of any or all of its rights, responsibilities, obligations and liabilities under this Agreement to any affiliate of NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV or its co-venturer subject to prior written notification.
ARTICLE 6: INDEMNITY
The CONTRACTOR agrees to indemnify and hereby indemnifies NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV in respect of all third party claims arising from the performance of this contract.
ARTICLE 7: FORCE MAJEURE
7.1 notwithstanding any thing herein stated, neither party should be considered in default in the performance of its obligations under this Agreement as a result of Force Majeure.
The term "Force Majeure" shall include but not limited to Act of God, War, Nation wide strike, Lockout, Riot and Civil commotion. A strike or Lockout embarked upon by only the CONTRACTORS personnel shall not be deemed to be included in this term.
7.2 If an interruption of work occurs as a result of "Force Majeure" for up to seven (7) days, 70% of the basic daily fees shall be paid as standby.
However, if such suspension results in CONTRACTOR not being able to perform its duties for more than seven (7) days, then NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV may at its option elect to continue the implementation of this Agreement at adjusted standby rates to be negotiated by NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV and CONTRACTOR or to terminate the contract.
ARTICLE 8: TERMINATION
8.1 This Agreement may be terminated:-
(i) If the services stated in Article 1 and are not rendered satisfactorily.
(ii) If the duration of the Agreement stated in Article 2 expires and no extension has
(iii) Under Force Majeure as stated in Article 7.0
ARTICLE 9: DEFAULT OF CONTRACTOR
9.1 In the event of default by CONTRACTOR or non-compliance by CONTRACTOR with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV shall give notice to CONTRACTOR specifying areas of default and CONTRACTOR shall have ten (10) calendar days to rectify to NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV satisfaction, the said default(s). If CONTRACTOR does not rectify to NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV satisfaction, the said default(s) within ten (10) days of receipt of the notice, NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV may proceed with termination of this Agreement subject only to settlement of all payments due and outstanding at the time of termination.
ARTICLE 10: ADDRESSES FOR NOTICE
All notices and other communication required to be given hereunder by one party to the other shall be in writing and shall be sufficiently given if sent by post, faxed or delivered by hand to the addresses hereunder.
In case of NAOC/TotalfinaElf JV:
THE PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR;
FIELD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT,
In case of AFRICA SATELITE COMPANY:
The Managing Director,
AFRICA SATELITE COMPANY;
24 Ikoyi Way,
Notice shall be deemed to have been properly given if delivered by hand or registered post, fourteen (14) days after dispatch or postage.
ARTICLE 11: ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement embodies the entire understanding of the parties hereto and any prior representation or arrangements are hereby superseded.
ARTICLE 12: ATTESTATION
AS WITNESS, the hands of the duly authorized representatives of the parties, the day and year first above written;
SIGNED AND DELIVERED FOR AND ON BEHALF OF: NIGERIAN AGIP OIL COMPANY/TotalfinaElf JV
PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR; SIGNATURE
FIELD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.
In the presence of:
SIGNED AND DELIVERED FOR AND ON BEHALF OF AFRICA SATELITE COMPANY:
Managing Director AFRICA SATELITE COMPANY.
In the presence of:
Dear Guillermo Lozza,
Refer: Travel Documents procurement/Monitoring / Local
For the immediate commencement on procurement/Monitoring of your
Work and residence permits with the immigration services as well as
local representative services you are to provide via e-mail
attachment(Attached document)the following;
(1) Letter of authority, duly signed stating that Equitorial Consult
Inc,and their authorized representatives have been given the
authority to receive documents on your behalf as well as act as
local representatives for purposes of liaison requiring the
activities of a representative. This functions should cover:
a) Contract processing functions( Signing and recieving of Hard copy
of contract document from your recruiter on your behalf)
b) Travel document procurement/Monitoring with the immigration
services on your behalf
Letter of authority to be sent to Equitorial Consult Inc, should be
two copies each referring specifically to 1. Alfken recruitment
company/ Employer and their agents/associates
2. Ministry of internal Affairs/ Nigerian Immigration services
ii) Passport Photograph bearing page of international passport and
other relevant Pages.
iii) Adequate contact information/address suitable for receiving
courier(not P.O.Box), as documents will be sent to you via DHL (this
may be sent via email)
All documents sent by e-maail attachment should be addressed to:
Equitorial Consult Inc, External Operations Department.
Also required (not immediately) will be the provision of Banking
coordinates/information including SWIFT code for the purpose of
receiving your entitlements/emoluments which we will forward to
employer before commencement and also help facilitate early
For the commencement of travel document procurement and the various
couriers to be sent you during the process, you will be required to
pay a Administrative/Professional charges of US$ 350.00 (Three
hundred and fifty dollars only)on commencement of processes which
covers for the cost of: Using our professional services and also for
courier of all your documents to you.
The necessary receipts will be sent you along with the couriered
You are expected to pay charges via Western Union Money Transfer C/o
FAWAZ OSUNDE; Head of Finance, and forward payment details viz:
Name and Address of Sender:
Name of Receiver: (Which must be FAWAZ OSUNDE).
Text question: (What is the name of the company)
Answer: (Equitorial Consult Inc;)
City/Country money was paid from:
Note: that we are not your employers
Dr. Benard Macerty