Australian Embassy
Portugal
Cabo Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Guinea Bissau

Scams

Pending Approval

BEWARE OF EMPLOYMENT SCAMS


The Embassy’s attention has been drawn to instances of fraudulent online advertisements for employment in Australia. If you are a Portuguese citizen, you can contact the office of the Secretary of State for Communities:


https://www.portaldascomunidades.mne.pt/pt/trabalhar-e-viver-no-estrangeiro


Please be aware that only the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is authorised to issue Australian visas. You are advised to verify the fraud alert on DIBP’s official website:
 

http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/migration-fraud-and-scams 

A scam recently reported to the Embassy involves fraudulent job offers in the name of Australian company Woodside Petroleum. Should you receive such an email, we advise you not to respond and to contact Woodside and the office of the Secretary of State for Communities. You should be aware that Woodside has an alert on its website (http://www.woodside.com.au/Careers/available-roles/Pages/Available-Roles.aspx#.WLfmActvg0M) regarding employment scams:

Phoney websites/employment scams

Woodside alerts website users to be aware of phoney websites and accompanying internet “scams” such as “phishing” and other techniques designed to trick people into giving out their personal information.

Fake websites often mimic a company’s genuine website, incorporating their name and logo. Their aim is to entice users to log onto the site and submit personal information or undertake some other activity (including providing money) in the expectation they will be offered employment or receive some other benefit.

Woodside is working with authorities to limit the impact of these scams on Woodside. In the meantime, the company urges people to ensure the websites they visit and the emails they receive are genuine.

Please keep in mind that Woodside’s official website and social media channels are: 

http://www.woodside.com.au

http://www.facebook.com/woodsideenergy

http://twitter.com/WoodsideEnergy

http://www.linkedin.com/company/woodside-energy

http://www.youtube.com/user/WoodsideEnergyLtd​


The recruitment site is http://www.woodside.com.au/c​areers. Any website claiming to be Woodside’s which uses a different domain name is not genuine. If you receive any such request, please contact the Woodside recruitment team immediately: Recruitment@woodside.com.au

Further information on internet scams is available from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website www.scamwatch.gov.au.