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DUBAI – Got a job offer but asked to pay a processing fee? It’s a scam.
The Ministry of Energy and Industry has made a fresh warning to residents against fake email job offers in the UAE.
Some of the fake emails even carry the ministry’s logo and ask jobseekers to send their personal information and money.
The ministry said that it does not require job seekers to pay any fee “at any stage of the employment” process.
“These emails do not emanate from MoEI or from any of its employees, and are not in any way associated with [the ministry’s] activities. MoEI cautions the public to be vigilant with these and other similar solicitations that falsely claim association with MoEI,” according to the ministry.
“It has been noted that a number of organisations or programs claim to be acting on the behalf of MoEI in recruiting or facilitating recruitment of personnel. The purpose of these announcements is to induce people to pay a fee for services related to recruitment or training,” said the ministry.
The ministry said that job vacancies are posted on its website of social media accounts, stressing that it does not send job offers through consultants or recruitment agencies.
The ministry urged the public to send an alert to firstname.lastname@example.org in case they face suspected job scams.
This isn’t the first time companies have been used by scammers to target jobseekers. New York University Abu Dhabi, Enoc and Aster Clinic have also warned jobseekers against fraudsters offering bogus jobs using their company name as bait. GAD/Expat Media
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