Warning Concerning Recruitment Fraud

This is an important notice on fraudulent communications that have been made to members of the public which are claiming to be on behalf of companies within the Parker Drilling corporate family.

It has come to our attention that various individuals and/or organizations are contacting people offering false employment opportunities at Parker Drilling or claiming to recruit on behalf of Parker Drilling. In some instances, such people and/organizations are making false representations in order to obtain your personal information and money. Many cases involve the unauthorized use of Parker Drilling’s name or logos. Please note that these communications are fraudulent. This kind of fraud is normally done through unsolicited emails, online recruitment services such as LinkedIn, bogus websites and even text messages claiming to be from Parker Drilling. They do not originate from Parker Drilling and are not associated with Parker Drilling’s recruitment process. Do not respond to any unsolicited messages or messages that are not confirmed by Parker Drilling to be on its behalf. Parker Drilling recommends that you do not respond to such messages or to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers from people with whom you are unfamiliar. If you receive an email that instructs you to send replies to an email address that does not contain an @parkerdrilling.com address, please treat it as fraudulent. If you receive any such fraudulent messages, you should immediately report them to local law enforcement. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers a reporting service for those who have been targeted by a recruiting scam. Click here for more information. You can also file a complaint with the following United States Government site: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx.

Warning Signs

There are a number of things you need to watch out for. Parker Drilling will NEVER adopt any of the below practices:

  • Request money (e.g. for “visa fees”, taxes, a percentage of travel expenses, application fees, processing fees or work permits).
  • Request personal information such as passport and bank account details, often at an early stage.
  • Send emails from free web-based email accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail or Live.com.
  • Send emails using a variation of the @parkerdrilling.com address, even if very similar.
  • Use mobile (cell) phone numbers, rather than office numbers.
  • Make substantial spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Insist on urgency from the outset.
  • Use poorly formatted documentation.