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Beware! UAE Ministry of labor scam
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mike5



Joined: 09 Jul 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:25 am    Post subject: Beware! UAE Ministry of labor scam Reply with quote

This is a passport scam. They're based in Nigeria collecting ID clones. DON'T send them any personal details

High Salary based on education qualifications and teaching experience
-Plus $4000usd severance pay at end of a 1-year contract
-Contract: 1 year (minimum)
-Students: 25 or fewer students per class
-6 hours of teaching /Daily
-FREE furnished single Apartment provided by the school (within walking
distance of school)
-FREE Airplane ticket (round trip) paid by the Employer
-paid vacations plus all national holidays (about 14-15 days per year).
-Employer pays 100% of the medical insurance cost (covering the period of employment)
It's very easy to get a teaching position through UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MINISTRY OF LABOUR as we have many jobs available at all time throughout United Arab Emirates. We do all the work to make your job search as easy and convenient as possible.
There are NO fees charged for any of our services!
Apply via Email Address as stated Below:
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MINISTRY OF LABOUR
TEL971-509468801
EMAIL:INFO@UAEMINISTRYOFLABOUR.TK


This is the email attachment they'll send you:

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MINISTRY OF LABOUR

INTERVIEW FORM
(Official Use)APPLICATION No.
APPLICANT NAME:
ADDRESS:
EMAIL:
TEL:
NATIONALITY:
PASSPORT No.:
VISA No.:
NEXT OF KIN:
NEXT OF KIN ADDRESS:
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER:
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER ADDRESS:
TYPE OF WORK EXPECTED:
WORKING HOURS EXPECTED:
SALARY AND COUNTRY EXPECTED:
I HEREBY UNDERTAKE THAT I WILL KEEP ALL THE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF FOREIGN EMPLOYMENT LAWS
APPLICANT NAME:
SIGN/DATE:
PLEASE READ THIS INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
PRINT OUT THIS FORM AND FILL-OUT ALL THE BLANK SPACES AND SUBMIT IT ALONG WITH YOUR RESUME/C.V AND RECENT PHOTOGRAPH [ONLY]
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Duj



Joined: 08 Jul 2008
Posts: 1
Location: Toronto, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: SCAM Reply with quote

The same 'scammers' have advertised fake ESL teaching positions in Spain, London and Nigeria. They're international, it seems.
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ILSESCHM



Joined: 10 Jul 2008
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Beware! UAE Ministry of labor scam Reply with quote

mike5 wrote:
This is a passport scam. They're based in Nigeria collecting ID clones. DON'T send them any personal details

High Salary based on education qualifications and teaching experience
-Plus $4000usd severance pay at end of a 1-year contract
-Contract: 1 year (minimum)
-Students: 25 or fewer students per class
-6 hours of teaching /Daily
-FREE furnished single Apartment provided by the school (within walking
distance of school)
-FREE Airplane ticket (round trip) paid by the Employer
-paid vacations plus all national holidays (about 14-15 days per year).
-Employer pays 100% of the medical insurance cost (covering the period of employment)
It's very easy to get a teaching position through UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MINISTRY OF LABOUR as we have many jobs available at all time throughout United Arab Emirates. We do all the work to make your job search as easy and convenient as possible.
There are NO fees charged for any of our services!
Apply via Email Address as stated Below:
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MINISTRY OF LABOUR
TEL971-509468801
EMAIL:INFO@UAEMINISTRYOFLABOUR.TK


This is the email attachment they'll send you:

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MINISTRY OF LABOUR

INTERVIEW FORM
(Official Use)APPLICATION No.
APPLICANT NAME:
ADDRESS:
EMAIL:
TEL:
NATIONALITY:
PASSPORT No.:
VISA No.:
NEXT OF KIN:
NEXT OF KIN ADDRESS:
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER:
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER ADDRESS:
TYPE OF WORK EXPECTED:
WORKING HOURS EXPECTED:
SALARY AND COUNTRY EXPECTED:
I HEREBY UNDERTAKE THAT I WILL KEEP ALL THE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF FOREIGN EMPLOYMENT LAWS
APPLICANT NAME:
SIGN/DATE:
PLEASE READ THIS INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
PRINT OUT THIS FORM AND FILL-OUT ALL THE BLANK SPACES AND SUBMIT IT ALONG WITH YOUR RESUME/C.V AND RECENT PHOTOGRAPH [ONLY]

I applied for this job and diligently sent and resent everything they asked for. Wow! I feel as if I have been kicked in the gut. They even replied form the Ministry of Education Language Studies! I am at a loss. Is there someone who knows what can be done to reverse/stop them from using my info & photo
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rphillips



Joined: 23 Nov 2005
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duj,

Thanks very much for the heads up. All jobs posted from this scammer have been removed from our board, and we appreciate you posting this advice to alert our community to this type of post so they can always be aware any time they see such scams across the 'net.

Rich
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ILSESCHM



Joined: 10 Jul 2008
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duj & Rich

I diligently sent everything these scammers requested. At what risk am I? Does anybody know what kind of damage they can do? Is there anything I can do to limit the damage/risk I have caused myself by reacting to them. I even received an e-mail from 'UAE Ministry of Education Language studies'.

Ilse
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Matthew Tuoni



Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:58 am    Post subject: Dubai fraud scheme Reply with quote

Their message appeared again on this site at the end Of July and I fell for it, it seems. I got suspicious when they asked for $350 in visa processing fees to be sent Western Union to a woman in Dubai who doesn't even have an Arabic name.

I did give them my passport number, and a scanned copy of my passport photo. What risk does that expose me to?

Please help! Question
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unionjack
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Joined: 04 Jun 2004
Posts: 498
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Passport details Reply with quote

The following statement was made by the UK Passport Authorities, when asked if your passport details could be used for illicit purposes.

"Provided that you still have the actual passport, there is very little they can do with only the passport details".

Therefore, I suggest you move on and forget about it because I think, in the first instance, they were after your money.

UJ
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OS14



Joined: 31 Aug 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:31 am    Post subject: UAE -Ministry of Labor scam Reply with quote

I note that the advertisement is a 'scam' and has been removed from ESL Jobs advertisement.

However,it appears. there is another advertisement dated Aug 31 by the same employer as identified in the 'scam' .

Can someone please advise me what's the current position with the above-mentioned advertisement,that is,is it a reliable advertisement or a 'scam'.

I am reluctant to submit an application until I'm convinced it is a genuine advertisement.

Hope someone would be able to solve this mystery !
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unionjack
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Joined: 04 Jun 2004
Posts: 498
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:28 am    Post subject: Another scam Reply with quote

Hello OS14

Welcome to the forum. I'm afraid it is another scam.

Even though we are modifying our software to reduce these scams to a minimum, the scammers will always find a way to beat the system. Therefore, you will always have to be on your guard not to accept anything without evidence of some kind.

Here is the procedure when responding to any advertisement.

The first thing you must do is to write directly to the school, to determine whether the advertisement is genuine. The scammers often use the correct school and website address but use their own web based email addresses ( such as hotmail, ymail and mail etc ) and their own telephone numbers. DO NOT USE THESE!

Do not base your decisions on trust. First, obtain the evidence and then check it out thoroughly.

Do not send any money, under any circumstances

UJ


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ILSESCHM



Joined: 10 Jul 2008
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: UAE -Ministry of Labor scam Reply with quote

OS14 wrote:
I note that the advertisement is a 'scam' and has been removed from ESL Jobs advertisement.

However,it appears. there is another advertisement dated Aug 31 by the same employer as identified in the 'scam' .

Can someone please advise me what's the current position with the above-mentioned advertisement,that is,is it a reliable advertisement or a 'scam'.

I am reluctant to submit an application until I'm convinced it is a genuine advertisement.

Hope someone would be able to solve this mystery !


Hi, don't even be tempted. I am still nervous to know what they have done/will do with my information. I also received 4 emails this morning from them after 8 weeks of silence. The emails contained empty attachments. I only opened one and after finding it was empty deleted everything. I will also in future not open anything from them again. Jobs advertised through an agency seems a safer route to me. Or am I just being naive AGAIN?
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aardvark



Joined: 21 Jul 2008
Posts: 181
Location: Central Saudi Arabia

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:07 am    Post subject: ya gotta give the Nigerians credit... Reply with quote

They copied some of the text from ESL Park in Korea and they put the location in UAE where they could offer $4K per month and then sit back and collect the money from desperate ESL teachers (I fall in that category).

Follow the old saying. . .If it's too good to be true, it probably is Idea
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djhybrid



Joined: 11 Sep 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are using a free domain name that redirects to the official UAE Ministry of Labour website. I have just sent an email to "abuse@dot.tk" detailing their actions and have put a request in for their account to be terminated ASAP.

I will post the outcome when I get a response.
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ILSESCHM



Joined: 10 Jul 2008
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They are using a free domain name that redirects to the official UAE Ministry of Labour website. I have just sent an email to "abuse@dot.tk" detailing their actions and have put a request in for their account to be terminated ASAP.

I will post the outcome when I get a response.


Thank you for people like you who care enough!
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nathlavallee38



Joined: 17 Oct 2008
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:35 am    Post subject: Join the club! Reply with quote

Mad

Unfortunately, I've been caught also....Their last sending was today. They even pushed their luck by sending me an employment letter for a teaching job in UAE...without any previous interview....Who do they think we are? Nuts? I wrote to them and also sent them a web link related to an acticle and a forum, showing them that their fake have been revealed....Spread the message, because they are still operating and, as I can see, they are difficult to stop....

Nathalie
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STEVEN3



Joined: 17 Nov 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:50 pm    Post subject: SCAM UAE job 'MINISTRY OF LABOR UAE' Reply with quote

Sadly, I fell for it and they have my details -and with all my years of experience I should have been more alert.

I should have realised that the e mail they used were not authentic UAE ministry of labor country coded. They used a 'TK' which is a pacific Island!

Sure enough, it looks like they are yet again Nigerians.

Fortunately for me I did not send any money and there is no need for teachers to send money to recruiters anyhow. I have got jobs all my life in EFL without using a recruiter.
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