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AddressRue 1801
Bastos
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Cameroon
Phonelocal: 2220.0438
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Faxlocal: 2220.0995
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Maarten Viljoen
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:40 EST
AFRA CONSTRUCTION WORK SCAM
I just want to warn people not to make the same mistake as I did 2 weeks ago. I saw this (AFRA CONSTRUCTION apply for jobs) while I was searching for the right job for me. I went to the website and send my cv on line to the email on the website. The same day they asked me to fill in the application they have send me and email it back to them with my cv to the HR MANAGER ANDREA MBALLE. 2 days after that they sent me this email back Dear Mr. Maarten Jacobus Viljoen

We are pleased to inform you that we have prepared a place for you in our organization following your CV. We have prepared your contract of employment letter, your position in our organization will be guaranteed as soon as you signed the contract of employment letter. Attached below are the scan copies of the contract of employment letters.
We advise you to read carefully the contract forms before signing it as they contain the rules and regulations that are governing our organization. Your position will be guaranteed in our organization as soon as you sign the last page of the contract form and send a scan copy to us through email. Get back to us with the signed contract of employment form and send the scan copies of the following documents.

*Proof of accommodation. You just need to book your apartment and forward the receipt to us so we can use it to obtain your certificate of residence in Cameroon.

*Signed contract of employment letter.

As soon as we receive the above document, we will go ahead with the processing of your work permit and visa. Your flight ticket will be sent to you as soon as we obtain your visa and work permit. You are expected to send the following documents to our company before 14th November 2014 so as to be able start work on the 26th November 2014. We advise you to come some few days before the start date so as to be familiar with your new environment, your colleagues and have time to settle down before starting work. Attached below are the contract of employment forms, If you are coming with any family member, please notify us and email us the scan copies of their index page of passport/passbook for the processing of their visas. Our insurance policy covers one employee and three family members only. This contract will endorse the following.

-Salary
-Hours of work
-Probation period
-Notice period
-Lateness
-Holidays
-Sickness or injury
-Confidentiality & security
-Supervision, support & training
-Union membership
-Grievances
-Disciplinary procedure
-Gross misconduct
-Appeals

We hope to welcome you in AFRA civil engineering company Ltd and hope your presence will be an asset to our organization.

Warm regard

Andrea Mballe
Human resource officer
AFRA construction co. ltd.
Email:
afraconstructions001@gmail.com
jobs@afraconstructions.com
info@afraconstructions.com
Phone #:
+ 237-6104-6905
+ 237-9850-6381
Address:
09 blvd de la liberte akwa nord
Douala, Cameroon
Website: www.afraconstructions.com

After this they asked me to pay $1100(R13000.00) for apartment rental because they need the proof at immigration to release my worksvisa/permit. This is the info they sent me
For fast and quick response you can contact Limbe apartment rentals for your apartment reservation directly using their email
Email : limbe-cityapartmentshotels@hotmail.com or info@limbeseasiteapartmentrentals.com
Website : http://www.limbeseasiteapartmentrentals.com
Phone Number : +237 73269699

As soon as you book for your apartment, your receipt will be used as proof of accommodation to obtain your traveling documents, certificate of residence in Cameroon and work permit. You are required to send to us via email the scan copy of the following document.
*Proof of accommodation. You just need to book your apartment and forward the receipt to us so we can use it to obtain your visa and certificates
Then they told me to pay $650(R7700) for Resident visa because the people at immigration need that to release my worksvisa/permit. At that stage every email and everything seemed legit to me I have checked everywhere to see if this was a scam and I could not find anything. I went to pay that as well. Then the same afternoont hey asked me for another $480 for some insurance that they only pay 96% and I must pay 4%. I said to them like on previous occasions as well I need proof of everything I am not going to pay anymore. They sent me a card that looked like a employer personal card and a paper that looked like a booking for ticket but there was no flight number on or confirmation number or anything. I told them they are a scam and they just keep phoning for the rest of the money and saying it was not a scam. Then I emailed the person for my money back at the hotel and he sent me this email back

________________________________________
Sir,
The refund is very much possible.. We have various rules governing refunds of reservation deposit.
First, we have to ensure that you get a net amount of your money that is $1100. Your fund is fully ready for refunds. But before we proceed, you have the folowing charges to settle before any refunds can take place.
moneygram transfer charges of the total fund ($1100)..........740ZAR
apartment 2 occupied fee..............1000ZAR
total......1740ZAR.
Before we proceed in sending to your your refund, you will make you have to deposit this money before we can proceed. No reduction has to be made in your money.
Desmond N.
Managing Director
After this I said them whatever makes you happy deduct the money from the money you owe me and pay the difference in but he keeps on saying I must pay the R1740. And he will pay the full $1100 to me. I can't believe this This is a very well organised scam.
I hope this well help people not to make the same mistake I did. I also hope there is somebody out there that can possible help me. My email is maarten411@mobileemail.vodafonesa.co.za
Daniel Leite
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:52 EST
Arab Contractors
The company Arab Constractors made me a job offer for Cameroon. This company is spinning? The contract is very good.
Daniel Leite
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:52 EST
Arab Contractors
A empresa Arab Constractors fez-me uma oferta de trabalho para os Camarôes. Esta empresa é de fiar? O contracto é muito bom.
wendy matjiane
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:32 EST
about arab constractors or bati constractions
I jst wanted to make sure that this company is not a fraut as I am requested to pay for a month accomodation in Victoria guest house in Cameroon and send a proof and signed contract that they emailed me
patric julies
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:53 EST
offered a job in camreoon
i want to check it they want me to pay for accommodation and flight to cameroon. it sounds a little dodgy the companies name arab contractors it might be ligit but people also use companies names and logos these days to con people. i just have bad feeling about this.
Ebot
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:23 EST
INQUIRY
I am a Cameroonian national in South Africa for studies. I overheard an info, which I am not quite sure and clear about. I thus would like to know if anything have been raised up concerning the repatriation guarantee deposited at the embassy which is to be collected when back from foreign country. Thanks
Carolle
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:11 EDT
visa application
it was a quite unfortunate experience, i was denied a visa simply with a statement like this "Idon't want to give you this visa, you must not go , must you?" made by the South African lady, it was painful but....
Lysander.london@419scammersexposed.com
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:24 EDT
LEE ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION CO.LTD is a fake Job Scam
LEE ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION CO.LTD is a fake Job Scam
please post the scam email you received offering you the fake job. Please read carefully because this applies to every job offer you receive! 99% of email job offers are scams! No real company hires you without an in person, face to face interview. An email, online or telephone interview is always a scam! No real company ever charges any money for a job even for a visa or work permit! If they want you to pay and say they will refund the costs, you will just send money to a fake embassy official, travel agency or lawyer who is a really a scammer! Read: www.scam-job-emails.tk No real company, government or visa agent ever uses a free or public email address (yahoo.com gmail.com hotmail.com, aol.com, etc.) Email addresses like diplomats.com, counsellor.com, consultant.com, lawyer.com etc. are also free email addresses. Read: www.scam-email-addresses.tk No real company, government, lawyer, travel agent or visa agent ever requests money via wire to a bank account or by Western Union or MoneyGram. Read: www.never-wire-money-to-strangers.tk No real company uses a telephone number that begins with +44 70, +44 871, +44 870, +44 844, or +44 845. Those are forwarding numbers which are not in the UK. Read: www.scam-telephone-numbers.tk If the company does not have a website or the website does not work, it is a scam! Do not assume a website is legit! Read www.scamwebsites.tk There are no exceptions! Don't let a scammers convince you otherwise! A scammer is only as smart as his victim is naive! If something sounds too good to be true, it is a scam! Publicity defeats scammers. Post the scam emails you receive and warn your friends! Always "Google" all telephone numbers, email addresses and websites in any job offer to see if it has already been posted as a scam!
Pele Mbutho
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:58 EDT
Job Offer
4th email
LEE Engineering and Const. Co. Ltd.
To Me Oct 8 at 3:03 PM



Dear Mr. Pele Mbutho
The management of Lee engineering & Const. Co. Ltd wishes to congratulate you for the taking the time to arrange and send the requested documents. We acknowledge receiving the the following documents from you:
1) Three scan copies of your recent passport size photographs.
2) Index page of driving license or identification card (NIC).
3) Proof of address, this can be a scan copy of any utility bill.
4) Medical records or certificate of fitness from any certified medical
practitioner.
5} Index page of your passport.
6) Signed letter of employment offer.

7) Proof of accommodation for the probation period. This should be your hotel reservation receipt. (Not submitted).
Your file has been forwarded to the labour department for the processing of your work permit and visa. This may take three to five business days to obtain your work permit and visa. We need the name of the airport where you will be departing from to make reservation for your flight ticket.
We look forward to have you as part of our team.
Regards.
______________________________________________
5th email after i have asked about Travelers check ups from nurse (diseass reasons)
LEE Engineering and Const. Co. Ltd.
To Me Oct 9 at 3:33 PM
Dear Mr. Pele Mbutho
You just need a yellow fever vaccines at the time of departure from your airport. You will be issued a yellow card after receiving the yellow fever vaccine. We can only arrange for you to depart from Cape town international airport or OR Tambo international airport from Johannesburg. You will have to choose from any of the above airports. you can also advice me on this email address pelembutho@ymail.com
Pele Mbutho
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:39 EDT
Job Offer
Please see their first email
LEE Engineering and Constructions
To kobusludick40@gmail.com
BCC Me 23 Sep

Inline image 1

Dear sir/madam
Thank you for your interest in LEE Engineering & const. Co. Ltd. Recently
we have considered your application for one or more open positions within our firm.
In order to complete your application, we have included in the attachment below an application and interview forms requesting further information.
We are looking forward to receive the scan copies of the filled application and interview forms, your CV/Resume and any relevant document in three days time for further perusal.
We are hiring skilled workers to join our company in the road and bridge construction in the Littoral province of Cameroon. To and fro flight ticket offered to employees, health insurance, reasonable salary and good working conditions await qualified candidates.

Regards

Morgan Banila.
Human Resources manager.
LEE Engineering and Const. Co. Ltd.
Avenue Germaine Essos
5eme Etage, Immeuble La Grace de Dieu
En face de Express Union
Yaounde - Cameroon

The second email
Engineering and Const. Co. Ltd.
To Me 30 Sep

September 30. 2014

Thulebona Pele Mbutho
461 INanda Glebe
Kwazimele 4309
Tel : 079 7429 245 .

Dear Mrs. Thulebona Pele Mbutho.

Offer of Employment.

We are pleased to offer you the position of a Health and safety officer at the River Wouri second bridge and road construction project in Douala, you date of joining will be effect from October 23/2014. I propose that the terms of employment will be those in the attached draft individual agreement.
Please note that you are entitled to discuss this offer and to seek advice on the attached proposed agreement with your family, a union or someone else you trust.
If you disagree with, do not understand or wish to clarify anything in this offer, please contact us to discuss .
If you are happy with the proposed terms and wish to accept this offer of employment, please sign the duplicate copy of the attached letter of employment and return it to us on or before the 05th October 2014. If we have not heard from you by that date, this offer will be automatically withdrawn.
We look forward to working with you.

Yours sincerely,

Morgan Banila.
Human Resources manager.
LEE Engineering and Const. Co. Ltd.
Avenue Germaine Essos.
5eme Etage, Immeuble La Grace de Dieu.
En face de Express Union.
Yaounde - Cameroon.

3rd email
LEE Engineering and Const. Co. Ltd.
To Me Oct 4 at 11:19 AM


Dear Mr. Thulebona Pele Mbutho.
. we have prepared a place for you in our organization and will be delighted to have you as part of our team.
The management of LEE Engineering and Const. Co. Ltd has decided that you will be starting work with our organization on or before the the 30/10/2014 depending on when you send the requested documents for the processing of your work permit and visa.
Your first two months with the company is considered the probation period, during this period, you will be expected to give in your best to maintain your position. We provide costumes and all working tools to employees, we are responsible for your to and fro flight ticket, visa and work permit. We also pay one month advance salary to employees after their second week of work to enable employees to settle down in their new environment. Your salary during the probation period will be $4041.
Upon successful completion of the probation period, you will be moved to our company's residential area which is a spacious apartment suitable for you and your family.
You will then sign a full-time contract with the company. We offer sponsored holidays trips to our employees four times yearly, after every three months, you will be entitled to a two week holidays. Your family members are free to visit you twice a year at the expense of the company.
Our insurance policy covers one employee and four family members, we offer to and fro flight ticket to employees and their family members. You don't have to pay for your flight and traveling documents, it's our company's responsibility. You will have to pay 2.5% of your wages for tax and insurance cover.
You will have to make arrangements for your accommodation during the first two months of the probation period, our organization do not make arrangement or provide accommodation to employees during the probation period, we did so in the past but had failure from some employees. You are free to look for any place to stay any where in the city or around the job site.
If you have a place to stay, we will need to verify that it is close to the job site and also save for you. Our organization will reimburse to you the amount paid for your accommodation when paying your first salary after your first week of work with the company, this is because we have paid for accommodation, work permit and flight tickets for employees who never showed up to resume duties after signing the contract and receiving their package. We ended up wasting time and money. We just want to make sure that we are making departure arrangements for employees who are serious to relocate and work with our company in the Bonaberi road and bridge construction project and the second phase of the Kribi deep seaport complex.
We offer food to employees in Bassa community guest home, we also transport employees from Bassa community guest home to their work sites. we have been holding series of meetings with the government of Cameroon to ensure the security of our employees following the ongoing crisis in the neighboring country Nigeria.
The government of Cameroon has put in place enough security in and around the work sites and in the Bassa community guest home where our employees are presently residing.
We recommend Bassa community guest home to all employees for it's security, comfort and closeness to the work site.
You can contact Bassa community guest home for your reservation at: bassaguesthome@outlook.com
Phone : +23798932245

You shall be required to submit the following documents, if you have
not submitted the same earlier :

1) Three scan copies of your recent passport size photographs.
2) Index page of driving license or identification card (NIC).
3) Proof of address, this can be a scan copy of any utility bill.
4) Medical records or certificate of fitness from any certified medical
practitioner.
5) Proof of accommodation for the probation period. This should be your hotel reservation receipt.
6} Index page of your passport.
7) Signed letter of employment offer. (Submitted)
As soon as we receive the above documents, your file will be completed and forwarded to the immigration center for the processing of your visa and work permit.
We need the name of the airport where you will depart from to proceed with your travel arrangements.
we urge you to forward the scan copies of the requested documents to us on or before the 08th October 2014.
We hope to welcome you in LEE Engineering and Const. Co. Ltd soon and hope you are going to be an efficient worker who will contribute to the success of our organization.
Yours sincerely,

Morgan Banila.
Human Resources manager.
LEE Engineering and Const. Co. Ltd.
Avenue Germaine Essos
5eme Etage, Immeuble La Grace de Dieu
En face de Express Union
Yaounde - Cameroon

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