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Dubai: Dubai Police have arrested a gang who conned 150 jobseekers with guarantees to seek out jobs through the pandemic, an official stated on Monday.

The gang established a pretend recruiting firm in Dubai to rip-off job-seekers for charges ranging between Dh1,000 and Dh3,000.

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of the Prison Investigation Division, stated they took benefit of the COVID-19 scenario as many individuals have been searching for jobs.

“They have been conning victims of job alternatives with good salaries in Dubai. They requested the victims to pay a payment for recruiting and on this approach, scammed 150 folks and illegally obtained a big sum of cash,” stated Brig Al Jallaf.

The gang operated on-line an used social media platforms as effectively.

Colonel Salah Bu Osaiba, director of the Division of Anti-Financial Crimes at Dubai Police, stated the gang was arrested after a tip-off they obtained about an Asian man working a recruitment firm in Dubai.

“He used to put up job alternatives on-line. No {qualifications} have been required for these posts. He was charging the jobseekers between Dh1,000 to Dh3,000 to complete the method,” Col Bu Osaiba stated in a press release.

How the rip-off was found

A jobseeker alerted Dubai Police concerning the pretend firm after he was requested for Dh3,000 to use for a job, change his standing and situation a residency visa.

Captain Ahmad Al Samahi, director of Fraud Part at Dubai Police, stated the corporate was recognized and raided after an arrest warrant from public prosecution.

“Policemen in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Sources and Emirtisation raided the corporate and arrested the suspects with a listing of 150 victims,” Capt Al Samahi stated.

He stated the suspects aimed to rip-off as many victims as they might earlier than leaving the nation however they have been arrested and referred to the involved authority for additional investigation.

Nonetheless, Dubai Police didn’t specify what number of suspects have been arrested within the operation.

Brig Al Jallaf, warned the general public folks towards falling prey to such scamsters.

“Many scammers put up advertisements for job alternatives on social media platforms with a promise of excessive salaries. Trusted recruiting corporations gained’t ask you to pay cash or present private particulars. Folks ought to verify the credentials of the recrutiment firm earlier than making use of,” Brig Al Jallaf added.

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