Rosneft's official statement
To all site visitors and Rosneft counter parties,
It has come to our attention that certain parties have begun using Rosneft's name and business reputation as the basis for their attempts at fraud. Generally the fraudsters offer to set up partnership with the company, promising outstanding business growth and returns in a very short timeframe and with only a minor investment.
Some of these offers have begun to appear on the Internet. Typically these are offers to broker contracts in exchange for an upfront fee. To create the illusion of affiliation with Rosneft, these offers often contain links to the Rosneft corporate site and provide our contact details, even to the extent of using personal contact details for Rosneft's management.
These offers and announcements are in no way associated with Rosneft.
Rosneft only sets up partnerships in person with representatives from partner organizations. We do not communicate or offer guarantees to counter parties in documents sent by email.
To avoid any financial loss, please look out for the signs of fraud listed below. You may be dealing with fraudsters if:
1. You receive an emailed offer to partner with Rosneft or its subsidiaries. Email attachments may include a draft contract or sample purchase order (ICPO) and bank reference. Rosneft and its subsidiaries do not send out this kind of offer and do not offer supply guarantees over the Internet or by email nor do they grant such powers to third parties.
2. You are offered better than market conditions and a significant profit.
3. Before officially signing the contract, you are asked to transfer money to cover certain services, such as handling some form of paperwork (visas, invitations, permits), contract authentication or activation with state bodies or ministries (n.b. this is not required by Russian legislation), covering transportation fees or organizing a trip for a delegation from your company to visit Russia for a supposed meeting in the Moscow Rosneft office to sign the contract (Table Talk Meeting — ТТМ), etc.
Please also note that Rosneft does not check deals with organizations outside the company.
If you receive a business proposal from any companies with a domain name similar to Rosneft's or those of its subsidiaries or if you have any doubts about deals planned with our company, please contact Rosneft immediately using the contact details below.
Russia, 117997, Moscow, Sofiyskaya Naberezhnaya, 26/1
Telephone: +7(495) 777-44-22
Fax: +7(495) 777-44-44
I sell crude oil and diesel in Russia on a daily basis. Always pleased to help with an advice. Notice: I don't trade and I don't represent any company on this board.