x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi warns of an online recruitment fraud in which its name is being used on fake contracts.

DUBAI // Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi is warning of an online recruitment fraud in which its name is being used on fake contracts.

The scammers offer extremely attractive salary packages, then ask the jobseeker for money to cover application costs.

“As a provider of health care the trust of our patients, our employees and the community are of paramount importance to us,” said Abdulla Al Dhaheri, chief human resources officer at Mafraq Hospital.

“This type of fraud, where those actively seeking employment and opportunity are being exploited, is something we find absolutely reprehensible.

“We are angry that these fraudsters are trading on the reputation of our hospital, which we have built over three decades.

“The UAE authorities have been alerted and are working hard to find and prosecute those responsible for this crime.”

Abu Dhabi National Oil Corporation and the UAE office of Shell issued warnings in June about similar job scams.

Mr Al Dhaheri said jobseekers should thoroughly check the authenticity of offers and be suspicious of anyone who asks for advance payment.

“I would like to take this opportunity to remind those looking for work in the health sector that Mafraq Hospital, and indeed any reputable institution, would never provide a Gmail address for any official correspondence, nor would we ask for an advance payment from a prospective employee,” he said.

“I would also add that if a job offer seems too good to be true, then it probably is.”

mcroucher@thenational.ae