New scam alert: Fake Dubai hospital targets job seekers
Maris Hospital on the first sight, or maybe even at the second sight ticks of all the right boxes on your checklist for that of a multi-specialty hospital. On the website, one can see that there are multi-specialty clinics that are all located in various locations of Dubai. It also goes on to state that they are providing the state-of-the-art facilities, tie-ups with the nation’s most promising and leading insurance agencies and wonderful patient testimonials.
The website even says that, as a hospital, their corporate philosophy is centered entirely around empathy, care, and warmth and that their mission is ‘imbibe the best practices in constantly enhancing the community’. Which could be one of the reasons why you probably think that it is offering such heavy discounted rates on a wide range of vaccines and other medical diagnostic tests.
There is, however, a major problem with all this good news that you have read on their website. The real news is that there is no Maris Hospital. Not only in Dubai or in the UAE, but also in any other part of the world. This kind of a hospital and multi-specialty clinic does not exist anywhere in the world. The place where such a hospital that does exist is on the internet. We warn you to not be fooled by such websites. This elaborately well-detailed website, that had done a cut-copy-paste work, is out there for only one reason and that is to dupe all unsuspecting jobseekers and those within the same field abroad looking for an entry into the UAE.
For instance, a Filipino with hardly any work experience has been offered a job for AED 35,000 that comes along with monthly perks and other benefits – for only an administrative coordinator’s job. There is also a Brazilian who has been reported a solution architect position at just the basic salary of AED 36,500. Besides this, the AED 12,462 will be annually reimbursed for furnishings and AED 1,000 weekly as pocket money.
The other perks are also mentioned which to an experienced individual can be seen as a joke. The perks include free accommodation and monthly handouts of cash. AED 1000, for the maintenance of one’s car and another amount of AED 2,789 for recreational and entertainment activities. Not to mention AED 2,500 for travel.
This dream job doesn’t come free either. In order to clinch such jobs, the candidates have to initially shell out AED 4,730 to a mentioned travel firm’s bank account in order for their visa and work permit to be issued so that they can start their works by June 10.
The appointment letters all bear the forged stamp to that of the Ministry of Interior. This is done so that it assures the candidates that all the amount that they have spent on getting the visa and the work permit will be completely reimbursed once they start their works.
According to the UAE labor laws, it is illegal for companies to charge job candidates and employees any fees whatsoever.