- The State-Owned Productive Company filed a criminal report before the Office of the Attorney General to initiate the investigation of this suspected criminal activity.
On June 29th, Petróleos Mexicanos filed a criminal claim before the Office of the Attorney General (initials in Spanish: PGR), upon detecting that a group of individuals is seeking to defraud the public by pretending to be part of the company’s senior management and claiming that they are authorized to sell all kinds of hydrocarbon products at preferential prices.
The operation of this group has the following traits:
- Someone gets in touch with the victim (fuel marketers), whom they promise to sell hydrocarbons to, at a lower-than-market price.
- If the person being contacted shows any interest, the caller lies and claims to introduce them to high-ranking Pemex officials for a negotiation and, if possible, sign a contract.
- They arrange a meeting outside Pemex’s offices with false “officials” who supposedly belong to the company. During these meetings, the victim is shown counterfeit documentation, and they even sign false contracts to mislead them further.
- They offer the delivery of tanker trucks with fuel or some other product and indicate that the payment is to be made to a bank account supposedly belonging to an “authorized third party” appointed by Pemex.
- Of course, within a few days of receiving the corresponding payment, the victim loses all contact with those individuals, and therefore the fraud is complete.
The general public is called upon not to let yourselves be misled or participating in this kind of schemes, which only defraud persons and companies.
Petróleos Mexicanos informs that the only available process for the purchase of petroleum-based products directly from the company is through the commercial areas of Pemex Transformación Industrial (Pemex Industrial Transformation, Pemex TRI). The process involves prior undersigning of a marketing contract, which must be filled in and completed online using the Pemex TRI portal.
Our commercial advisors or account executives do not charge any amount to formalize these contracts or for any other procedure or operation.
Pemex reaffirms its commitment to a lawful operation and asks the public to report any irregularities in the contract formalization process or other services provided by the company by calling the toll-free number: 01 800-Pemex00 or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org