Adnoc warns over bogus email job scam

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has warned against a fake email scam offering employment in the company and asking respondents to forward money to cover work permits and recruitment costs.

Users had received unsolicited emails with Adnoc’s logo and a signature from a HR executive offering them employment in the UAE energy conglomerate.

“It has been observed that a number of people from different nationalities in the UAE and abroad have been receiving through their emails counterfeited job offers and employment contacts that are sent by inexistent or scam entities offering fictitious jobs,” the company said in a statement.

“The forged job offers ask the victim to remit cash money to cover the work permit, visa application and recruitment fees,” it said.

Adnoc reiterated that it not offer job applications by email, only recruited candidates through face-to-face interviews and always covers the full cost of hiring candidates if they are from overseas.

The warning came as it was announced Adnoc planned to hire 2,500 Emiratis engineers as part of its recruitment and Emiratisation process.

Based in Abu Dhabi, Adnoc and is one of the world's leading oil companies, producing over 2.7 million barrels of oil a day. Established in 1971, it has 15 subsidiary companies working in the various fields of the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry and employs around 23,000 people.

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Posted by: Shamim A. Syed

last week of July I received an email from ADCO for online interview, and after that I got an employment contract with very attractive package. I got another email requesting to fill out work permit paper, security clearance paper and also asked me to send copies of educational documents. I completed their requirement and they approved it. After that they required me to send around 1400 USD to issue work permit and visa. They said it will be reimbursed within 5 working days after you join the ADCO ...clearly its a scam

Posted by: Mutoba

I received the offer, but was taken aback when it mentioned a commission rate of 20 usd per liter, on a delivery of 36,000 liters. Guess the Nigerians have landed in the middle east.

Posted by: Shehu

I can see this is a scam I also recived an offer for employment but what puzzled me is the mouth watering offer and no reference for me to attend interview in an embassy

I have not seen a recruiting firm/agency that finds it difficult to have phone interview with prospective candidates and possubly have a face to face or teleconference

Posted by: eric arbas

I too received a on line job application and later IPIC send me an email that I was one of the lucky applicant the benefits are very overwhelming so I was suspicious when I research the contact person of gulf star tourism travel agency by the name of shahzed hammad. and all the person who has this name they are all not connected in one of this agency thank god I didnt believe in this scam

Posted by: Manny

The offer is so good. It even included an upfront payment of 75% of your two month salary to settle your pre-employment as
soon as Employees procure and process the relevant Resident/ Work Permit Documents from the agency and submit it to the
Human Resources Department for Verification. So good that I was about to resign in my job since the contract needs me to start in a month.

ADNOC & IPIC and the government of UAE should track and prosecute this scams!

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