UAE: An important warning to those wishing to work in the country (beware of fake work contracts)

Government and police agencies have warned those wishing to work in the country against falling victim to fraud by some fictitious companies.

The warning came, especially from those promoted through social media, warning of the need to ensure the reliability of work contracts and entry permits, and not to pay any sums of money for the recruitment process.

In detail, "Emirates Today" monitored several fake websites and accounts from outside the country, on social media, deluding its followers of its ability to employ them in major national companies and government agencies in exchange for payment of sums of money, with various temptations, such as providing housing, travel and transportation allowances and obtaining privileges. Unrealistic, which prompted some to inquire about the validity of these offers, how to apply, and the requirements for obtaining these jobs.

Some scammers also impersonate well-known companies as a means of convincing victims and gaining their trust, then trapping them in a "fraud trap", targeting victims living in the country, as well as those looking for job opportunities from abroad.

For its part, the Abu Dhabi Police warned job seekers not to believe the lies of fraudsters, who are currently taking advantage of the opportunity to hold official events and events in the country to defraud them, by creating pages for fake companies on the Internet as approved recruitment companies or programs on social networking sites and allocating them to pay sums of money as fees for those Fake jobs, only to discover that applicants have fallen victim to fraud.

She called on the public to be careful and not to deal with fake online recruitment sites, which exploit their need for a job, and the majority of them practice electronic fraud by deceiving them of the ability to provide jobs with imaginary salaries in return for paying unfounded fees or expenses and without the existence of real jobs.

For its part, the UAE government has warned through its electronic portal that foreign people who wish to come to the UAE for work, visit, investment or residence may be subjected to fraud operations, whether in work contracts or entry visas, calling for the need to verify the validity of work contracts. , entry permits and visas, through the concerned authorities.

She called on individuals that if someone offered them a job in the UAE, they must be presented with a job offer issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation in the country. Entering the country on a tourist or visit visa, he may be subject to large fines and deportation from the country.

Through its electronic portal, it gave advice to the foreigner to follow before coming to the UAE to avoid fraud, namely: If someone offers you a job in the UAE, he must submit a job offer issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation in the UAE, and he must bear the signature of the responsible manager .

She said that it is possible to verify the validity of the job offer through the embassies of the UAE, and the job offer number can be used to verify the legal status of the employer through the website of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (inquiry services - application status).

She stressed that it should be noted that the sponsor (the employer) is responsible for paying all the expenses of the recruitment process under the UAE Labor Law, and it must be ensured that the company has a legal existence and existence, and the name of the company can be searched in English and Arabic on the National Economic Register website and obtain company data.

She said that if a person has inquiries related to work and employment contracts in the UAE, he can contact the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation via phone 0097168027666, or via the mail [email protected], or through the instant chat service, and if the person has obtained a visa An entry permit issued by Dubai, which can be verified through the website of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, and as for visas/entry permits issued from Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, or Fujairah, he can verify Verify its authenticity via the electronic platform eChannels of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.

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