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"419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam

The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.

Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.

Keep in mind that scammers DO NOT use their real names when defrauding people.
The criminals either abuse names of real people or companies or invent names or addresses.
Any real people or companies mentioned below have NO CONNECTION to the scammers!

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From: "JOB REF: GL Noble-NG/DRE-097-/2010" <>
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2010 18:29:14 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: job vacancy

GL Noble Denton Offshore Nigeria Limited
Murtala Mohammed Highway Opposite
Government Technical College
Ikot Effanga Mkpa
Calabar, Cross Rivers State
Nigeria West Africa
JOB REF: GL Noble-NG/DRE-097-/2010
GL Noble Denton Offshore Nigeria Limited, a foremost Oil and Gas Company.In pursuant to the service contract wish to invite experienced, skilled and qualified expatriates/persons for the Ogba Phase Two Project Development going on in the Federal Republic Of Nigeria, project schedule to commence work in September 2010.
The programme is the Developement of Ogba Phase two project, the project involves the contruction of Four platforms and a Gas Export Pipeline that will aid optimum exploitation of the crude oil potential of the Ogba Field, as well as that of Natural Gas that is currently being flared.
GL Noble Denton Offshore Nigeria Limited with respect to the said project requires expatriates whose services will include.
Geology, Geo technical, Environmental, Operations, Medicals, various fields of Engineering , Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Civil engineers , Medical/Health Personnel's, I.T/Hardware and Software, Accounts, English Teacher,
Finance/Audits, Instrumentation, Project Management, Construction, Welding and Fabrication, QA/QC, Management and Administrative personnel's,Marine / Land / TZ / (2D, 3D, 4C, OBC),Client QC Reps,Party Chiefs,Senior Observer / Shif Leaders,Observers,Observer / Technicians,Snr Navigators / Navigators ( Concept Systems preferred ),Navigation processors,Data processors / QC Geophysicist,Senior Source Engineers / Back deck supervisors,Source Engineers CONTRACT DURATION: 24 months (Liable for upward review depending on your commitment and expertise)
Excellent Salary, Overtime Bonus, Health/life Insurance, Relocation expenses, Educational assistance, Medical, Optical and Dental Care, Family/Single housing accommodation,Official vehicle depending on employee official status, access to some of the fines social and recreational centers in the Cross Rivers State Nigeria Interested applicants are to send their detailed resume and other backup documents together with an application letter(Specifying position of interest)via e-mail( or Fax (+447005-921-502) attachment in MS Word format .

Noble Denton Offshore Nigeria Limited
Phone: +234-8134553856
Fax: +447005-921-502


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