In Aberdeen city, one of the victims had been applied for a vacancy which offered online training courses for the offshore oil and gas industry. The website was being named by“First Oil Energy”, which presented it as a fastest growing company located in Aberdeen.With the promise of a future career, the victim handed over money for an online training course through the website.
Scammers told the victim that after completion of training course the victim would be part of the firm. For training course an amount was paid but then the scammers informed the victim that there is some hike in fees. The fraudsters charged some $1000 to the victim. This oil and gas industry website was being developed and registered by some individuals. They were identified as non-trading UK individuals. These kinds of websites appear to be part of scam.
Be careful when applying any online courses or jobs that request for money transactions. Check for all the terms and conditions before payment as well as be aware of all kinds of scams.