Abu Dhabi: Two weeks after the XPRESS exposé that blew the lid off an audacious school job scam, fraudsters are again dangling fake teaching job offers in Abu Dhabi.
This time, the conmen are offering jobs in another non-existent school called Abu Dhabi High College, which they claim is located on 5th Sultan Bin Khalifa Street.
Neither the address nor the school exists.
Nassiba Charchari, an Algerian teacher, told XPRESS the ‘school management’ contacted her by email saying her CV posted on Monstergulf.com was recommended to their HR department.
“I was naturally suspicious because I have already had a bad experience,” Charchari said.
She was one of the teachers who were contacted by the bogus Howard International School last month that had set up a fake website to recruit teachers.
Fake travel agency in tow
One Dr. Adolph Carlson, who claimed to be the HR manager of Howard, had asked Charchari to contact Arabian Travel and Tours and pay $1,250 (Dh4,500) up front as visa processing fee. The travel agency, which was also fake, was believed to be part of the charade to cheat potential candidates. Candidates in different parts of the world had applied for teaching and non-teaching jobs the school had posted online.
Following the May 28 XPRESS report on the scam website of the bogus school Howard International School got blocked.
But Charchari said within a week she got another scam job offer of similar nature.
The email from the ‘school management’ contains a questionnaire which the candidate has to fill in and send back along with a copy of their identification proof.
The email reads: “Your application will be evaluated on the basis of the answers from the Online questionnaire alongside your resume, and you will be notified upon review of your whole submitted information. Meanwhile, our salaries are based on our candidates’ qualifications, and other entitlements/benefits remain attractive and suitable for all posts.”
The email also listed 24 different positions available at the school.
“But when I wrote back asking for more details of the school including the school website, there was no response,” said Charchari.
It was not clear how many candidates have been approached with job offers by the ‘new’ fake school.