Saturday, July 30, 2011

Online recruitment programme a scam, cautions Petronas

PETALING JAYA: The public should disregard an e-mail being circulated of a job recruitment programme purportedly by Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas).

The e-mail under the heading “Petronas Job Opportunity”, urges readers to submit their personal details to a “Petronas manager”.

Doing so would enable them to obtain jobs with the giant company, it promises.

Those behind the scam pose as Petronas recruitment department personnel and charge job seekers a certain sum to secure positions in the company.

In a statement issued yesterday, the national oil company clarified that Petronas did not go into e-mail-based recruitment exercise nor did it engage third-party personnel or on-line employment agencies for such a purpose.

“The public should not respond to such e-mails,” it added.

Petronas clarified that its official online talent scouting portal

“Petronas does not request any payment or charges any fee for processing job applications,” it said.

Any online communication on recruitment are via its officials e-mail domains and

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