Pilipinas Shell issued a warning to the public against unscrupulous individuals who have been using the name of Pilipinas Shell in falsely recruiting applicants and then asking them to pay for supposed placement fees and the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Reports reaching Shell revealed that fraudulent individuals and/or organizations posing as the company’s HR personnel have been posting fake job advertisements online instructing applicants to submit their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, a fictitious email address which is not an official email account of Shell or any of its partner organizations.
Following the submission of the resume, applicants are then reportedly instructed to advance an unspecified amount to cover a cash bond and the cost of PPEs, with an assurance that the amount would be reimbursed once the applicant gets the job.
Once monies have been transferred, the scammer cuts off all contact with applicants.
In a statement, Shell clarified that these individuals and/or groups are not connected to Shell. The recruitment process is done via official channels only and without requiring placement fees.
Shell advised prospective applicants to contact the company through its official channels to verify job postings through their website: www.shell.com.ph/careers.html
FOUR THINGS YOU CAN DO TO AVOID FRAUD
Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get your money or personal details. Be alert and protect yourself from being scammed by following these tips:
👉 Do not respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or job offers from people or e-mail addresses you do not know or trust.
👉 Do not disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know or trust or on a website you do not trust.
👉 Should you have disclosed this information to somebody you do not know or trust or to a website you do not trust, consider reporting the incident to your local law enforcement.
👉 Be on the lookout for suspicious signs such as communications from non-Shell e-mail addresses; poor use of English; and requests for money
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