Adnoc warns over bogus email job scam

Fake recruitment offers ask candidate to pay a fee for recruitment costs, says Abu Dhabi oil giant
By Shane McGinley
Wed 26 Jun 2013 01:22 PM

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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