ExxonMobil Guyana issues warning about reported fraudulent activities

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Kimberly Brasington Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs

ExxonMobil and its Affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) on Tuesday issued a public advisory, alerting businesses and the public at large to the activities of persons and/or agencies falsely claiming to be representatives of ExxonMobil, and requesting moneys from unsuspecting businesses to facilitate them doing business with ExxonMobil/EEPGL.

Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs, Kimberly Brasington, told OilNOW on Tuesday the advisory is directed to individuals and businesses both in Guyana and overseas. She said several incidents were brought to Exxon’s attention just last week where funds were being solicited to facilitate persons doing business with the company.

Exxon in the advisory stated that ExxonMobil/EEPGL has no relation to such persons and/or agencies and takes a serious view on such scams and fraudulent activities. “We therefore advise you to be alert and aware and to report any such approach to the police,” ExxonMobil said.

The company stressed that it does not request a fee for any individual or company to conduct business with it. “There is no charge/fee to register your business or seek employment with ExxonMobil/EEPGL…Businesses interested in working with ExxonMobil are advised to register at the Centre for Local Business Development, on South Road, Bourda; the top flat of the IPED building,” the advisory said.

The company stated that it routinely places vacancy notices in the local newspapers advising on business and employment opportunities.

The public is advised that if approached and in doubt or have questions, they can contact ExxonMobil on Telephone number; 592-231-2866.

“ExxonMobil/EEPGL will not be responsible in any regard in respect of such unsolicited request/activity,” the company stated.