Unauthorised persons using Stanlow and Essar names and logos

Essar Oil (UK) Ltd has become aware of activities where unauthorised persons are using Stanlow and Essar names and logos in employment scams. These scams can appear professional, so it is important that any prospective applicant research the legitimacy of recruiting communications to stop fraudsters and avoid falling victim. If you have been contacted by a possible scammer, please also contact your local authorities.


Examples of such scams include:

- Questionnaire-based employment interviews
- Questionnaire-based decisions to hire
- Requiring payment (or pre-payment) for visa applications or processing
- Employment offers over social media, such as Facebook and LinkedIn

Although counterfeit recruiting communications can be difficult to detect, there are some common indicators to help spot the frauds. Essar Oil (UK) Ltd will never ask for fees or upfront payments during the recruitment process or as part of an offer of employment, nor will we ask new hires to pay any fees associated with their employment, including visa applications.

Other common indicators:

- Unsolicited communications;
- Reference to Stanlow Oil Refinery rather than Essar Oil UK;
- Misspellings of Essar Oil (UK) Ltd in online domain names or email addresses ;
- Non-Essar Oil (UK) Ltd email addresses e.g. yahoo or gmail.com;
- Offer of employment without physical interviews;
- Request for payment to apply for a job;
- Request for financial account details;
- Request for personally identifying information (including Social Security Number, Social Insurance Number, National Insurance Number,
  passport information, passwords etc.);
- Request for payments to be sent to a third-party; and
- Request for payment for professional or business opportunities.

If you have any questions regarding the authenticity of any communication purportedly by or on behalf of Essar Oil (UK) Ltd, please contact us.