Released by the Deepwater Horizon Response External Affairs:
ROBERT, LA - Individuals falsely representing themselves as BP employees are offering applicants training and promising job placement for a fee.
"It is important that the public be aware that this is a scam," said Neil Chapman, BP spokesperson. "BP does not charge to train and hire applicants."
BP is working closely with local authorities to prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law. If you or someone you know has been charged fees for training, please contact law enforcement.
"BP is committed to protecting the wildlife, marshlands, and residents. We will continue to engage the community in the Gulf region and provide services to ensure that no one, especially those affected by the DeepWater Horizon Incident, are taken advantage of."