UAE scam alert: Residents warned of fake job offers from fraudsters using hospital logos – News

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UAE scam alert: Residents warned of fake job offers from fraudsters using hospital logos – News

A senior official representing hospitals has urged people not to fall prey to scams and fake recruitment agencies

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Published: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 3:07 p.m

Abu Dhabi-based hospitals have warned of fake employment contracts being offered to job applicants with salaries and bonuses well above industry standards.

Millennium and Phoenix Hospitals, located in the Mussafah Industrial Area, have received complaints from job seekers who have received fake job offers via emails on behalf of the hospitals.

A senior official representing hospitals under one management has urged people not to fall prey to scammers and fake recruitment agencies.

“These fraudsters or fake agents have used hospital logos and sent job offers, placement letters to job seekers who are misled because they see it is coming from the HR manager. The document will have an email ID and website almost similar to the official one,” Dr VR Anil Kumar, MD, Millennium Hospital, told Khaleej Times.

For example, while the official website is, the fake one in the appointment letter is

“The fake website and phone number are only on paper. They are not operational. Sometimes some job postings will contain the official website but with fake email addresses. Most of the time it is enough to fool the job applicant who will end up replying to this fake email which is again similar to our official one.”

Dr. Anil noted that in today’s digital age, such employment fraud is a concern for employers and job seekers.

“Scammers lure job seekers with imaginary salaries. For a position of Dh5,000, the fake contract will have Dh20,000 as monthly payment. After responding to the email, the scammers may ask for money to process the work visa. People who are desperate for work fall into similar traps.

The fake jobs offered are for medical and non-medical positions including management level. Job benefits included a three-bedroom maisonette, free education for children even if abroad, two months’ paid vacation, business or first class airfare, and more.

The healthcare group started receiving complaints after several job seekers visited the official website and realized that their appointment letters were fake and contained incorrect information.

“We don’t know how many people have been scammed. We urge the public to be on the lookout for such heinous acts. We do not recruit from third parties. We hire talent directly through personal interviews conducted by the Medical Director or HR staff. We do not give an offer letter without a personal interview. Also, we do not charge any fees during the recruitment campaign. We have lodged a complaint with the police and posted an alert on our official website about such fake job offers,” added Dr Anil.

The hospitals issued an alert noting that if anyone receives an appointment letter requesting remittance for work visa processing, they can contact or, whichever is applicable .

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