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Fraud warning

Potentially illegal enrichment schemes

Gazprom Neft has no connections with any websites offering various enrichment schemes on behalf of Gazprom Neft, its officials or subsidiaries. The company has no information on any material disseminated by such websites.

We believe that the actions of persons posting information on such websites could be fraudulent, and could be punishable by law under current legislation of the Russian Federation. Taking a view on such activities is the responsibility of the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

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An example of a website offering a potentially illegal enrichment scheme on behalf of Gazprom Neft PJSC

Fraudulent schemes for selling petroleum products on behalf of Gazprom Neft

Gazprom Neft wishes to warn you against transactions with unscrupulous market players that disseminate fake sales offers for products via the Internet and e-mail, purportedly on behalf of Gazprom Neft or its affiliated companies.

Please be aware that the organisations forming part of the Gazprom Neft Group only send business e-mails via corporate mail servers and never use free e-mail services. Information on Gazprom Neft Group subsidiaries and their e-mail domains can be found on the official Gazprom Neft website.

Neither Gazprom Neft nor its subsidiaries enter into contracts, and do not guarantee the delivery of goods in absentia, via the Internet or e-mail and never require contracts to be registered with various government ministries or departments, since this is not a requirement under Russian law.

Gazprom Neft reserves the right to take legal action against unscrupulous market players to deter their suspicious activities.

Potentially illegal job offers

A large number of fraudulent websites have appeared on the Internet offering employment at Gazprom Neft and requiring paid SMS messages to access information about these vacancies.

All vacancies at Gazprom Neft are advertised only on Gazprom Neft Group Internet resources, or on www.hh.ru and www.superjob.ru — access to which is free of charge for all jobseekers. Gazprom Neft bears no responsibility for advertisements on other sites.

How to spot a fraudulent scheme

Signs that you might be dealing with fraudulent agents purporting to be acting on behalf of Gazprom Neft:

  1. You receive an offer to buy petroleum products from Gazprom Neft or its subsidiaries, by e-mail. Such emails might include a draft contract or Irrevocable Corporate Purchase Order (ICPO) and sample bank reference templates. Gazprom Neft never initiates such proposals or offers.
  2. The terms of such transactions differ significantly from standard market terms: you might be offered a large volume of petroleum products (sometimes exceeding Gazprom Neft’s actual production capacity), at an unfeasibly good price.
  3. Prior to the formal signing of a contract, you are asked to transfer money to pay for some or other services, such as drawing up various documents (visas, invitations, permits), contract legalisation or validation with Russian state agencies and ministries (please note that such procedures are not provided for under Russian legislation), transportation, or arranging a visit by a delegation from your company (purportedly to sign a contract at Gazprom Neft headquarters (TTM — Table Talk Meeting)), etc.
  4. Fraudulent agents ask you to transfer money to a personal (i.e., not a corporate) bank account.
  5. Fraudulent agents demand payment for certain services (e.g., to buy airline tickets), with payment being made as instructed by them in such correspondence.

Fraudulent Gazprom Neft websites and apps

Fictitious sites pretending to be information resources from Gazprom Neft businesses or using content from the company’s official sites have been appearing on the Internet ever more frequently. The names of these sites often match those of official Gazprom Neft projects, but bear no relation to them.

Be careful! We have found websites and e-mail distribution domains masquerading as company sites or domains. Those features that distinguish Gazprom Neft and Gazprom are often used illegally on mobile apps that are in no way related to these companies. We have found several such apps on major app-operators’ sites, including the following.

If you have received any commercial offer from a company or companies with Internet resources (web or e-mail domains) resembling those of Gazprom Neft Group companies, or if you have seen any mobile apps illegally using our logos, company names, slogans, or any elements of our corporate identity, please notify us using our Fraud and Corruption Hotline.

Gazprom Neft bears no responsibility for potential risks and losses arising from using any information published on fraudulent or fictitious websites.