Recruitment Fraud

Individuals and/or organizations have been known to use the name of Nexen in fraudulent recruitment advertising and email communications. All email correspondence relating to employment with Nexen will never be sent either from or to a free, web-based email account. If you receive an email from Nexen that instructs you to send replies to an email address other than one ending only with or, please treat it as a fraudulent employment offer and forward it to us at

Nexen will forward all information relating to these frauds to legal authorities for appropriate action. Anyone who believes they may have been targeted is advised to contact their local police department.

Nexen does not ask for money or payments from applicants to secure a job or for travel expenses or visas/work permits. The recruitment process at Nexen is to always meet in person with the candidate for an interview before any formal offer is made.


Email Fraud

Nexen regularly receives calls and emails from members of the public seeking clarification on business propositions and job offers. Nexen is aware that individuals and organizations are using the Nexen logo and names of executives to solicit personal information, request payment, promise employment or award monetary prizes. These emails are fraudulent.

Warning signs:

  • Requests for money (e.g. please pay this fee in order to receive a valuable business contract)
  • Requests for personal data (e.g. passport or banking numbers)
  • Emails from free email accounts (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.)
  • Spelling and grammatical errors
  • Urgency (e.g. this offer is only valid for 24 hours)


What to do:

  • Do not respond to unsolicited business propositions, job offers or requests for payment from people or email addresses you do not know or trust. 
  • Check with your IT department – in some cases fraudulent emails contain links or attachments with viruses embedded in them. If you click on the link or open the attachment, your computer may become infected. 
  • If you believe you have received a fraudulent email, please contact your local police department.