Hoax job offers sent from fake Qatar firm

Similar email scams were also sent claiming to offer positions at an Abu Dhabi oil company

A fake email scam that offered employment in an Abu Dhabi oil company has spread to other Arab states with applicants now being targeted for hoax jobs in Qatar.

The new unsolicited emails, obtained by Arabian Business, are being sent by a HR executive claiming to be from a fake company calling itself Qatar National Oil Ltd.

“Qatar National Oil Ltd has considered your CV RESUME,” the email claims. “Hence, we are sending you our international Online Questionnaire to endorse and get back to us within 48 hours of receipt.

“Your application will be evaluated on the basis of the answers from the Online Questionnaire alongside your resume and you will surely be notified upon review of your whole submitted information.”

The email then goes on to list 30 vacant positions.

The documents seen by Arabian Business had been sent to an email address in the US.

However, a check of internet expat forums has found that the same scammers have been targeting potential applicants in countries including Egypt, the UAE, Kenya and Sri Lanka, in a bid to obtain confidential information.

One UAE resident, who said he was from Abu Dhabi, said he received a letter congratulating him on securing a job with the fake Qatar National Oil Ltd.

The email included an attachment of his supposed contract and an acceptance letter, which he was asked to fill out and scan back.

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

However, Arabian Business has seen emails claiming to be from Adnoc sent on Sunday, meaning the scam was still continuing two months later.

Adnoc said in June it did 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.

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Posted by: taiwanish

I received this offer as well with a salary offer of $13500 per month. Suspicious, I digged around the web and found Qatar Oil Services LTd has copied the whole website of Qcon (Qatar Construction services). Moreover, no such company existed inthe Qatar Business listings and the numbers given were also fake. I asked questions but the QOIL HR guy kept insisting I send signed copy and initiate contact with doha travel agency. So I said "first I need to borrow some oil from your Qatar Oil services to -------- your sister" LOL he never replied back :D

Posted by: Klaas

I received it as well, they pick up your CV and then sent you a questionnaire. to bad

Posted by: Muhammad Amjad Khan

i also received such email and further appointment letter and mentioned their agent Barrister Paul for processing of visa documentation etc and asking 1,3750 dollar for single visa and 2,400 dollar for family visa. these days they are in contact with me, i strongly ask to interior minister of QATAR to please catch such fraudulent people with red handed

Posted by: e.o

I also received the-same type of job offer. Its purely fake!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Rizwan

Today I too got an email with the subject QATAR OIL SERVICES LTD - Online Questionnaire
Why would a big company have HR email in GMAIL when the company has HR email id.
seems to be fake.

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