[Resolved] — Fraud


I received a email from for job interview.

they selected me and sent me offer letter also asking for advance payment of money 1000 US$ for visa processing.

there is nothing on the website

can anyone confirm whether it is a real job offer or fraud.

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Aug 14, 2020
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this is an advance fee fraud in the name of employment. the site is fake. dont send money. god bless.
GEOCEAN is a fake and fraud company. Please be careful and do not send money.
GEOCEAN LTD is a fake and fraud company. Please be careful and do not send money.
I also received following email...


Attention Applicant,

In response to your job application, find attached an application form. You are required to print it out, fill the necessary information needed, scan and send it back to me as an email attachment in for screening purpose.

Mr. Williams Okafor
HR Manager
Geocean Limited
46 Sedico Road, Warri, Delta State.
Phone: +[protected]
I also got a similar mail asking me to fill up a form. But before I do that and start encountering the obvious, i thought or verifying...the credentials of the mail sender. To my dismay, my worst fears ..of meeting a fraud coming true...seems so.
This is a fraud company dont send any money...

i think no company will ask for you the money ...
If you have an address to send the application, why not wait for those nice people who walk their dogs, holding a small plastic bag, and ask them if you can obtain that deposit, then nicely wrap it and send it back home. Do not forget to enclose the IOU for $1, 000 bucks.

I do receive a similar email.. I am very happy to have such offer... Luckily i saw this website, if not i will be another victim of it.. Thanks for sharing..
There must be a mixup because jsut some few weeks back, a relative of mine got an offer from the said company and he is presently working there.
Its a fraud i also received this type of mail.It spurely fraud.

Although there is a legitimate French corporation with the name Geoocean ( it has nothing to do with this scam in Nigeria being perpetrated by Williams Okafor who is a total fraud. Just Google the name Williams Okafor and see what you come up with.

can any one confirm is it truth or fraud
The company is a legitimate company, I just got employed with them and moved in from UK 1 week ago. Maybe you should go and correct your misunderstanding for I stongly beleive there is a mistake somewhere.
is there a way to know the truth and the fraud? Its just frustrating you know.., I have offer the same but i dont know.., But anyway God bless.
For the person that is working for Geocean Limited what was the fee's you were told that needed to be paid for the visa, etc.

I am just trying to see what way to go on this.
Irrespective whether this company is fraud or legitimate... It should not ask for a single cent / or one paisa.

If it asks... it is 1000% Famous Advance Fee fraud.

Remember this thumb rule... and this is the bottom line of story. Don't be a victim of Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud.

Also note that if someone give you a number like +44 (70...) then be sure that it is not really a UK number. Even you can map your mobile number to have number like this +44 702 xxxxxx.
I am a living witness of the said company, i am presently working in the company as a Lead project engineer and i think there's something wrong somewhere.

Attention: Varun R. Nair,

This is to inform you that you are successful on the screening exercise. Your qualification matches our requirements and the management of our company has appointed your service for the contact fulfillment with our company. Find attached your letter of appointment as well as the contract Terms and Conditions for your perusal.

What you need to do now is to contact the Gateway Agency as referred on your appointment letter so that they can come and act on your behalf as a local delegate to help you get the hard copy of your contract document signed and also assist you to get your valid Nigerian residence and work permit documents in order for the management of the company to start making arrangements for your visa and air ticket.

Find below the contact information of the Gateway Travel;

23 Warri Sapele Road,
Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
CONTACT NAME: (Dr.) Kabiru Adamu
DESIGNATION: Head of Visa/Permits Operations
EMAIL: [protected]
PHONE: +[protected]

All you just have to do is to contact the aforementioned agency to seek their assistance in acting as your local delegate in order for them to come and sign the hard copy of your contract document on your behalf and also assist you to in getting your Nigerian Immigration permit papers in order for you to meet up with the deadline given as all your traveling documents shall be processed here in Nigeria and shall be sent to you via DHL or FedEx as soon as they've been processed.

Mr. Williams Okafor
HR Manager
Geocean Limited
46 Sedico Road, Warri, Delta State.
Phone: +[protected]

This e-mail and any attachment are confidential and may be privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure. It is solely intended for the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, any reading, use, disclosure, copying or distribution of all or parts of this e-mail or associated attachments is strictly prohibited. If you are not an intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by replying to this message or by telephone and delete this e-mail and any attachments permanently from your system.

I have received this mail can someone tell me if this is fraud or real
Please help its urgent!!!
Mai me at:[protected]
I received the exact same letter. Is this scam? They keep on phoning me and want to know when I will be ready o open the bank account. They also sent me "temporay work permit" and airline ticket, but with no reference number.
To all the people that received an Email from this GEOCEAN LTD, have you tried to call back the phone number that called you? Check also the Email address domain, if it is hotmail or else there are big chances that you are a victim!

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