Better Business Bureau Warns of Eagle Ford Shale Job Scammers

by P. Brian Berryman on 01/25/2013

Ever since oil and gas drilling activity boomed in the Eagle Ford Shale, attorneys and analysts have become very familiar with a number of scams and frauds targeting the companies, entities and people working in this region.  To that long list of scams and frauds, you can also add Craigslist job scams that are now believed to be targeting people who want to work for oil and gas drilling companies in the Eagle Ford Shale.

The national media has been full of stories about the success of drilling activity in this region, and there has been a lot of press about the kind of job opportunities that are available here.  Those stories are being used by scammers to dupe honest hard-working folks in the Eagle Ford Shale. 

According to representatives of the Better Business Bureau, there has been an increase in the number of scammers targeting what they consider people with plenty of cash in the counties that are home to the Eagle Ford Shale.

One of the most common scams is also one that many Americans are familiar with.  The scammer, in this case, typically posts an ad on Craigslist or an online classified site, offering people a chance to get a job in the Eagle Ford Shale where lucrative job opportunities are a plenty.  All that the person has to do to land the job is wire the scammer money or give a credit card number.  This is one of the more common scams in the book, but unfortunately, many people in the Eagle Ford Shale region seem to be falling for it.

There are good employment opportunities in the Eagle Ford Shale, but you don't have to wire an unknown person money to land a job there.

Tags: Oil and Gas Law, Eagle Ford Shale

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