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Dubai: The Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) has warned residents not to fall for the latest scam, which targets people looking for a job with the organisation.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Enoc clarified that con artists posing as job recruiters are scamming hopeful candidates by tricking them into making payments as part of the recruitment process.

In a statement, Enoc said: “It has been brought to our attention that unauthorized individuals are falsely using the Enoc name in an attempt to fraudulently recruit on behalf of Enoc. All individuals who are successful in gaining an offer of employment from Enoc, whether directly or indirectly, are always required to go through a formal recruitment process."

"Enoc never asks for money transfers or payments of any kind from candidates at any point during the recruitment process,” it said.

Residents have been cautioned not to believe the fraudulent messages, and to notify police immediately should they receive such types of messages. 

Scam Notice

On Enoc’s website, the company posted a few explanatory steps on how the recruitment process is carried out.  

“It has come to our notice that unauthorized individuals or organizations are falsely using the Enoc/ Eppco names in an attempt to fraudulently recruit on behalf of Enoc and entities within Enoc Group of Companies,” said Enoc in a statement, posted on its website.

During the recruitment process, the candidate will, in general, meet in person with an Enoc employee or representative for an interview before any formal offer is made.

All communications will always originate from a verifiable Enoc e-mail address and not from any free web based email accounts. As an example, e-mail communication on recruitment from Enoc, if any, would be sent by Enoc officials using only e-mail domains of @enoc.com.