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Adnoc cautions against fraud employment contracts

Adnoc issues public notice against fraudulent job offers sent through e-mails

  • By Himendra Mohan Kumar Staff Reporter
  • Published: 18:45 June 25, 2013
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has cautioned jobseekers in the UAE and abroad against fraudsters offering fictitious jobs at Adnoc, usually through e-mails, to avoid falling a victim to this cyber scam.

In a public notice yesterday, Adnoc said to appear truly convincing, the fake employment contracts are signed by a so called HR manager, usually featuring the name and logo of Adnoc or one of its group of companies on their letterheads and pages. These fraudulent job offers, the company said, inform the victim that based on his academic qualifications and experience, he has been offered a job opportunity with Adnoc.

“The forged job offers ask the victim to remit cash money to cover the work permit, visa application and recruitment fees,” it added.

Adnoc said it and its group of companies never recruit a job applicant without conducting a face-to face personal interview, adding that if the candidate is abroad, Adnoc shall bear the person’s mobilization cost, covering tickets, reception, visa processing fees and accommodation.

“It is not the policy of Adnoc and its group of companies to ask the job applicant during any stage of recruitment to pay any amount of money as recruitment fees. Employment contracts between Adnoc and new recruits are never signed before passing a medical test and approval from the concerned government authorities,” the notice stated.

Abu Dhabi accounts for more than 90 per cent of the UAE’s crude oil output, produced by Adnoc and its partners. The bulk of Abu Dhabi’s oil production is exported.

The UAE’s sustainable oil production capacity was 2.9 million bpd in May, according to the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA).

A senior Adnoc executive previously said they had a target of 75 per cent Emiratisation in Adnoc and across its group of companies by 2014.

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