Beware of African or Nigerian Job Scam

Nakatanggap ka ba ng job offer para sa Africa or Nigeria?

Papano mo malaman kung totoo o hindi ito?

Kapag ka nang hingi sa yo na magbayad ka muna ng ilang daang dolyar para sa mga letter of attestation o kya affidavit o kaya pang processing aw sa bisa mo sa Nigeria, scam yan sigurado.

Kasi, dapat libre lahat ng kumpanya ang gastos at hindi ka hinihingan ng anumang advance processing fee.

Kaya mag ingat po sa mga scam na job offer.

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55 Responses to Beware of African or Nigerian Job Scam

  1. shirley says:

    hi i was hired in clear essence california spa and wellness resort in ikoyi lagos nigeria. It was under Bluefield associates inc in USA. The company will shoulder all the visa requirements and they will be the one to pay it. Can I work there since the travel ban has not yet lifted? Is lagos safe to work for filipino workers?

    thanks

    • naija pinoy says:

      assuming the company pays for everything, should be okay.
      ban will be lifted soon. so register at POEA.
      yes, lagos is safe, contrary to to what our hypocritical and ungrateful government agencies like dfa and poea says.

  2. Ken Libao says:

    hello! Mga Kabayan, just need an advice regarding the job offer from nigeria. i was offered to join by one oil & gas company in nigeria. they have sent a contract offer, tapos yung visa application form. at yung OVERSEAS TRAVELERS INSURANCE POLICY CERTIFICATE(OTIP) which is 600USD daw at 200USD ang visa fee. and to be send thru western union. one thing na nkaka confuse is, my website ang company then i send an e-mail directly on their address and they replied that legitimate daw yung contract. the offer was so attractive which is nkakaconfuse. i am currently employed here in saudi arabia by one of the famous company here kaya i really need to make sure about this. Sana po ay may mkapag advice saakin kung paano ko pa malalaman if legitimate ang employment offer. maraming salamat mga kabayan..

    K.R.L.
    Saudi Arabia

  3. naija pinoy says:

    pag nanghihingi ng mga advance fees, scam yan… kasi kung legit, wala kang gagastusin ni sentimo. ang kumpanya mismo magbabayad sa lahat.

    wala ka dpat babayaran ni kahit anong certificate. scam yan.

  4. Ken Libao says:

    `Maraming Salamat sa Response mo “Naija Pinoy.” At akoy naliwanagan sa pag-aalinlangan ko. Anyway, mga Kabayan….. Does any one heard about the company named “Sterling Oil & Gas Limited?” the said company was based in PortHarcourt Riverstate Nigeria. Thanks uLit and more power sa site na ito……

    K.R.L.
    Saudi Arabia

  5. cagalli says:

    I also received an e-mail from sterling oil informing me that I got the job. I also confirmed it with their online website and there was such a job offer for me. Kaso sa contract ito po ang sinasabi about the visa:

    “New employed and recruited for STERLING OIL & GAS COMPANY(SOG) and not presently possessing a valid Residence, Work Permits, Visa shall be expected to personally incur all expenses as shall be related to the processing, procurement and acquisition of their necessary permits clearance papers with the IMMIGRATION LAWYER and shall be duly reimbursed and will be substantiated with receipts and the employer will reimburse the employee not later than Five (5) working days after submission of employee’s expense report and receipts.”

    Legit po kaya ito? The job offer is kinda nice. lolz lolz…

    Thanks po ^__^

  6. First says:

    1. If you are hired, the company will give you all the necessary documents (company profile, Business Permit, appointment letter, acceptance letter, DFA (in Abuja) authenticated contract, etc.) including the plane ticket which the company will provide para makapag-apply ka ng TWP or STR visa sa Nigerian Embassy sa Manila. You may contact the Nigerian Embassy in Makati for more details.
    2. Once you have all the necessary documents including the medical certificate, pwede ka nang mag-apply for visa sa Nigerian Embassy to be reimbursed later. But if the company can wire the expenses, much better.
    3. Processing will take 1 week to 1 month depending on the numbers of applicant and availability ng Consul.
    4. Once meron ka ng visa, you may apply for OEC sa POEA.
    5. At pag may OEC ka na, inform your company of your travel for them to arrange your pick-up and logistics.

    There are OFWs based in PHC but they stayed in a heavily-secured compounds in GRA/INTELS where the other expats are also staying.

    Before accepting any offer, ask where are you going to stay and post here so that we can advise you.

    • naija pinoy says:

      and to add, the hiring company pays for everything and never ask you for any kind advance payment..

  7. gina aberia pacto says:

    i was offered a job in lagos nigeria through a direct contact for a company named AL SAIDE BAROZ PROPERTY CONSULTING FIRM i would like to know if this company really exist. they are requiring me to pay a job insurance (company charge fee) of 5000usd. my contact works in chevron oil company. they are giving me two weeks to send the money through western union. they will be sending the job insurance certificate. please advise me the soonest. i have also a stable job here in the philippines but the offer is very tempting. please i need the result the soonest.

    • naija pinoy says:

      It’s a scam.

      If you mean of “direct contact” as having received an unsolicited email from nowhere, it’s a scam.

      If the so-called hiring company asks for advance payment for any kind of fees, it is a sure sign of scam.

      Hiring companies in Nigeria do not ask for any advance payment. They are, in fact, the ones who will spend for all expenses you may incur. and they do not ask for job insurance fees.

      Report it to POEA and NBI.

      Mag-ingat.

      • gina says:

        thank you very much for the advice…. actually it was not an unsolicited email, i send my resume to them as ask by my contact

      • naija pinoy says:

        tandaan: walang legit na company sa nigeria ang naghihingi ng advance fees. scam yan.

  8. gina says:

    maraming salamat kabayan, is there a possibility that anyone in your circle can verify if AL SAIDE BAROZ PROPERTY CONSULTING FIRM really exist in Nigeria particularly in Lagos or nearby cities? the name they gave me to send the money is OKOENE THOMAS, i would just like to know, so that i could vindicate myself for the betrayal….. pinay ini ano…. sabi nga lintik lang walang ganti…

  9. Avie says:

    Hello Naija,

    Tanong ko lang sana kung okay ba itong place na ito
    Surulere, Lagos Nigeria

    meron kasing offer sakin sa isang advertising but undecided pa ako what about cost of living?
    more or les magkano ang expected expenses namin mag asawa with one 5 year old kid; what about school

    baka meron ka ng na post na sagot related sa tanong ko pai guide nalang, salamat po,

    Ave

    • First says:

      Google it out. It’s in the mainland of Lagos. It’s like Manila. Maraming planta at matao. Unlike sa Victoria Island, matao lang during weekdays like Makati Business District. Pero malapit yung Surulere sa Apapa na kung saan ay may mga pinoy din. Ang cost of living dito ay mataas lang ng konti kaysa sa pinas. Maraming Indians dito with their family and I think ok naman ang schooling sa mga kids. Meron ding mga international schools dito kasi meron ding mga puti dito. Siguro, minimum ay NGN2,000 per head per day ang food expenses (kung magluluto ka). Heto ay kung sagot ng company yung transpo, accomodation, medical, house repairs, cooking gas, electricity, helper/stewards,driver, phone calls, at mga cleaning items such as detergent/dishwashing soaps. If you eat outside, medyo mahal. Ang 1pc. KFC chicken with regular fries kasi dito ay nasa NGN1K (Php300) na agad without drinks.

  10. Era ligtas says:

    Hello kabayan,

    I need info. Husband ko kasi dumating na dyan sa Nigeria. He was assigned at victoria island sa ikoyi raw. Sa ngayon cover ng company nya ang hotel. But next month he needs to look for a place for him to stay. May alam ba kayo na pwede sya maka rent ng room nya at pinoy rin ang iba nyang makasama. Nahihirapan sya magadjust sa ngayon.

    Please i need your help.

    Thanks a lot

    • Era ligtas says:

      Thanks a lot po….may tumawag na sa husband ko. Kahit saang bansa always andyan ang kapwa pinoy para tumulong. God bless po s inyo at sa mga pamilya nyo. Salamat kaayo.

  11. Leela says:

    To my kababayan,

    Last summer, nagtravel po ako ng Malaysia at makilala ko po isang Nigerian. Nagkamabutihan po kami at minsan dinalaw ko sya sa bahay niya. Lumabas siya para may kausapin at nakabukas ang laptop niya. nakita ko ung mga transactions na ginagawa nya at mga chats.Puro mga romantikong dialogues sa mga babaeng taga-ibang bansa under sa pangalang puti. Minanmanan ko sya at pinapakinggan ko ang mga usapin kasama ng mga kaibigan nya. Nung nakuha ko na loob nya, napaamin ko sya na scam nga ung ginagawa nya at ng mga kaibigan niya.(isipin niyo nlng kung gaano karami ang blacks sa malaysia,karamihan ganun gawain nila). So ang modus operandi nila ay aakitin nila ung babae thru love letters at chatting, tapos kung nakuha nila ang loob, hihingin nila ng pambayad ng visa na babayaran sa isang immigration lawyer sa kuala lumpur. Naaawa po ako sa mga kababaihang naloloko nila. Naiintindihan ko po na marami ang naghahangad ng TRUE LOVE pero mag-ingat po sana tayo lagi. Magpakasiguro po tayo. Im thinking its similar to those job offers from Africa or Malaysia circulating on the net. Basta hwag po tayong maglabas ng pera hanggat walang legit na contrata.

    Leela

  12. straussleon says:

    Hello kabayan,

    Tanong ko lang po kung ok na po ba sa Port Harcourt,. may job offer kac sa akin. papunta doon.,

    salamat

  13. Frederick M. Cabalce says:

    Mga Kababayan Ko,
    There was a certain Elliot Ibeih Head of Human Resources from Chevron Nigeria Limited which has contacted me through e-mail and send me “Brief interview” and “Contract Terms” documents offering work in the said company with a very tempting offer. There were many conditions that is included in the information sent to me but not asking any money (at least not yet). I just wanted to ask if this company is really existing? Do they really have hiring? Any help from your end is highly appreciated. Salamat po at more power….

    • naija pinoy says:

      you can check chevron website and you can send email on their contact page. if recruiter starts asking for advance payment, it is a scam. if you did not send any application to chevron, then it is a scam. of you just receive an email about that job, it is a scam.

  14. carmmy says:

    Hello po! I am a Pinay na nakapagasawa ng nigerian dito sa thailand. Umuwi po xa sa nigeria last year kc student visa lang ang meron hawak nya dito sa thailand. Now meron napo syang trabaho sa nigeria and gusto nya akong pumunta dyan. Any advice po or any idea how to process my visa> Salamt po ng marami!

  15. Basher says:

    Ms. Naija,

    Ask ko lang po kung secure ang mga pinoy sa Drillog Petro-Dynamics LTD (Drilling Company) May offer kasi sa akin pero nag-dadalawang isip ako kung itutuloy ko because of security issues in Port Harcourt. Thanks po.

    Basher

    • naija pinoy says:

      ikaw ba ay nag apply sa trabahong ito o nakatanggap ka lang ng email?

      Kung naggaling lang na parang bula sa emil mo ang job offer, FAKE yan.

      Ikaw ba ay hinihingan ng pera para daw processing fee or lawyers fee, or affidavit?? SCAM YAN!

      hindi mo kailangan mag padala na pera dahil sila ang nag ha hire. wala ka dapat gastusin sa processing.

      Paki research mo sa Google yung company na nag re recruit sa iyo.

      Mag-ingat po….

  16. albert says:

    Magandang Araw po mga Kabayan… Gusto ku lang pong sanang malaman kung scam po ung napag applyan namin ng kasama ko. ito po ay sa Drillog Company… Ngayon po ay may offer letter na po siya at yung mga scanned copies po ay parang paste lang yung mga perma. wala pa naman po silang hinihingi na kahit anung pera. Ibinigay na din po sa kanya ang procedures kung panu ang pagkuha ng visa nya sa atin sa pinas. may pinaccontact din po sa kanya na immigration lawyer. may nakalagay po din dun sa letter nya na marreimburse nya yung magagastos nya habang nagpprocess ng visa. Malaki din po ang offer sa kanya na hindi tugma dun sa sinabing offer salary during his oral interview.

    Please advise po.. Marami pong salamat.

    • naija pinoy says:

      pabalik-balik na po naming pino post dito na kapag kayo ay hinihingian ng paunang bayad (advance payment) para daw sa processing ng visa, yan ay siguradong scam.

      dapat rin pong i research ninyo sa internet kung totoo yung kompanya.

  17. FirsTimer says:

    Kamusta sa inyong lahat, meron po akong job offer sa isang company sa port harcourt, 1 year contract, but 75dasys work (6 1/2 days a week ang work) tapos vaction for 15 days.. Okay po ba ang environment sa port harcourt? any inputs po..Maraming Salamat

  18. naija pinoy says:

    so far, ok naman po.

  19. noypi says:

    Kamusta po, pwede nyo po ba akong bigyan ng explanation about sa TWP visa.. at kailangan po bang lumabas agad ng bansa kapag natapos or maexpired na ung visa? may nakulong na po bang pinoy dito sa nigeria sa kasong overstaying? maraming salamat po.

    • naija pinoy says:

      1. Yes, kailangan lumabas para mag process ng STR sa Pinas.
      2. Walal namang nakulong, na deport lang.

      • noypi says:

        pero possible din bang yung company dito ang magprocess bago lumabas ng nigeria? for example, bakasyon lang po?

  20. Willy M. Garcia says:

    Magandang araw mo po. Nais ko lamang pong malaman kung meron kayong alam na maayos na kumpanya na pwedeng pagpadalhan ng personal na kargamento papunta sa Pilipinas? parang balikbayan forwarders? maraming salamat po!

  21. Wenn says:

    Good day najia,
    Meron po ako job offer sa nigerdock pls give some advise Kung anong klaseng company po Ito ? At Kung legit po ba ?

  22. Tine L. says:

    Hi Ms Naija,

    Ask lanq po ko regarding the safety of filipina expats/working there at west africa? okay lang ba un place? like un location ng gmt shipping sa africa? thank you.

  23. jeff says:

    Ma’am nkreceive po ako ng email eto po nklgay pkicheck po kung meron po ganyan company po:
    We write to inform you that we have been mandated by your employer (Brassco Drilling Limited) to act on your behalf here in Nigeria as Your local representative for the fulfillment of your contract with Your Employers (Brassco Drilling Limited) here in Nigeria. You shall therefore be required to provide us with the following as to enable us start up the processing of your traveling document and other necessary Papers needed to facilitate your journey to resume work here in Nigeria.
    Find below the requirements for this processing

    I) Letter of authority, duly signed stating that Skylink Travels Immigration Consultant Agency; 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. (Soft Copy Email Attachment)

    II) An International passport or passport photograph of you and your wife, kid if you will be coming to Nigeria with your family. (Soft Copy Email Attachment)

    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).

    IV) You are required to send along side application fee; Three Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($350USD).

    PAYMENT PROCEDURE
    You are to make payment via the Western Union Money Transfer Services OR MONEY GRAM TRANSFER SERVICES c/o MARO DAFE -(ACCOUNTS DIRECTOR); and upon successful money transfer forward to us via e-mail; the necessary transaction details for confirmation of remittance which comprises of;

    • naija pinoy says:

      obviously scam.

      IV) You are required to send along side application fee; Three Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($350USD).

      pag nanghihingi nga advance payment, sindikato yan.

  24. nap ramos says:

    I would be very careful with this offer, because of scam. Chech with the Consular office or Philippine embassy in nigeria to make sure this is a valid.

  25. amp says:

    tanung ko lng po if safe pa sa NIGERIA now for work?

  26. cesar says:

    ask ko lng po kung maganda ba iyong company na GMT Shipping dyan sa nigeria,thanks po

  27. I find this blog site useful since I have applied to work as a nurse in Ibom Specialist Hospital in Uyo Akwa Ibom State. May I be reassured that it is safe to work in this particular location. What can you say about the safety and security situations now in Uyo? Could you give me an idea about the people and the culture of the Nigerian people? Are they nice to expatriates like us?

    Thank you fellow Filipinos. God bless to all of you.

  28. Margarita cruz says:

    Hello po. Have you heard og ACTIS? Based po daw sila sa Lagos

  29. Hello po, may offer po ako ng job sa lagos nigeria, marami kasi nag sabi hindi daw safe. Naguguluhan po ako.

  30. Gusto nila pumunta sa pinas humingi ng invitation letter di kaya delikado para sakin.

  31. Hi po ang lagos po ba safe for filipino

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