ABU DHABI // Job hunters have been warned against recruitment scams promising them high-paid positions at leading companies.
Fraudsters in the UAE and abroad have been offering lucrative positions at companies including Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Adnoc, Etihad and Emirates airlines, often in return for a processing or recruitment fee, or to obtain bank details.
The companies warned that the offers were not legitimate.
Fraudsters often find their victims by sifting through CVs posted by jobseekers on employment websites.
Waleed Barhaji, head of consumer finance at Noor Bank, said scammers exploited the high demand for jobs in the country.
Clinton Firth, Mena cyber advisory leader at financial services company E Y, said job scams and others such as financial windfalls all had the same characteristics.
Cleveland Clinic in the capital said that it was aware of fraudulent emails being sent to medical professionals and was investigating, while Adnoc issued a scam warning on its website, which said it was aware that fictitious jobs were being offered.
Etihad and Emirates airlines have posted similar warnings on their websites.
Emirates reminded jobseekers that all Emirates Group email addresses end in @emirates.com and a candidate would never be sent correspondence from personal email accounts, such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail.
This article was originally posted on The National | UAE, March 26, 2016. Written by Jennifer Bell and photo by Antonie Robertson