How to Use a Big Name for Illegal Gains: Shell Nigeria Fake Website
Article: More and more people email and call us asking if http://shell-ng.org/default.htm is the real Shell Nigeria website.
Short Answer: No, it isn't. UPDATE: Following our official communication with Shell, the domain http://shell-ng.org has been shut down on July 13, 2007. You can still view some snapshots below, at the Supporting Documentation information - see bottom of the page.
Long Answer: Be advised that Shell Nigeria official website is http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?siteId=nigeria and NOT http://shell-ng.org/default.htm. Continued below...
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There is a BIG difference between the two, even though http://shell-ng.org/default.htm appears to be genuine, but it isn't; http://shell-ng.org/default.htm is just a illegal copy of http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?siteId=nigeria
Based on our research and analysis of all available information, we had assessed that http://shell-ng.org/default.htm is a daring copy of http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?siteId=nigeria.
1. http://shell-ng.org/default.htm is a website with no REAL background whatsoever.
2. Before you paste http://shell-ng.org/default.htm into your address bar MAKE SURE your pop-up blocker is ACTIVE and your antivirus system is ON. Why? Go on...
3. When you go to the address, your browser will indicate: "22 pop-ups blocked" and you'll also be notified the http://shell-ng.org/default.htm website is a virus-land.
4. At the shell-ng.org contact page, that is, http://shell-ng.org/shell_nigeria__contact_us.htm, the job scammers indicate fake addresses and dangerous emails. Do NOT use any of these, as they are all belonging to SCAMMERS. Go here if you want to contact Shell Nigeria.
There is a BIG difference between Shell Nigeria's real contact details and those indicated by the scammers, isn't it?
5. The entire website is so poorly "designed" (excuse us, we meant to say COPIED)
that you can't even click on, what should have been, links. See http://shell-ng.org/shell_nigeria__jobs_and_careers.htm
The job scammers are so daring that they even copied the Scam Alert information: http://shell-ng.org/shell_nigeria__scam_alert.htm
7. This copied website, http://shell-ng.org, even tries to offer some "legitimate" support to a so called recruitment agency, Amigo Recruitment Agency. See here, bottom of the page: http://shell-ng.org/shell_nigeria__contact_us.htm. This action was made with an obvious purpose: to allow Amigo Recruitment Agency to pretend they are working for Shell and to direct any potential jobseekers to ... you guessed, to exactly this page http://shell-ng.org/shell_nigeria__contact_us.htm and tell them "See, we are even mentioned on Shell Nigeria webpage, thus you can trust us!"
8. Let's share a secret: the same guys that copied the Real Shell Nigeria website and put a fake site on
http://shell-ng.org are THE SAME guys behind Amigo Recruitment Agency.
9. Print Screens containing the proofs can be found below.
10. Should we continue? Guess not. We've made our case.
If in doubt, please refer to Oil Offshore Marine Beware Job Scams Info or contact us for free advice.
For all the above reasons, it is obviously clear that the intent of the scammers was to steal Shell's corporate identity (which they did by copying an entire website), to claim that they represent Shell, and to use Shell's name for FRAUD purposes wishing to obtain illegal gains.
Attention: The information on Shell Nigeria http://shell-ng.org [the job scammers copied the information from the real Shell Nigeria website, www.shell.com] OR coming from email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, is completely false, inaccurate, and misleading. These are all FAKES designed to fool the jobseekers.
Oil Offshore Marine has officially informed Shell and Shell Nigeria about this situation. UPDATE: Following our official communication with Shell, the domain http://shell-ng.org has been shut down on July 13, 2007.
Supporting documentation [click on numbers]:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
To read more information about Job Scams, please click here.