Fictitious job offers have been repeatedly circulated in the name of the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) via non-ADIB websites and emails imitating ADIB email addresses. In some cases, correspondence falsely signed in the name of real ADIB staff has ensued, asking job seekers to part with copies of personal documents and even money.
These offers are fake and do not originate from ADIB. These fraud schemes are part of “Advance Fee Scams” designed to extract money and / or personal details from the recipients of such correspondence. In some cases, job seekers are asked to pay a processing or work permit fee in order to begin their job.
Here's how it works:
- Fraudsters contact the candidates through fake recruitment email or website as if it is sent from ADIB.
- Candidates are usually asked to provide their CV or other personal information online or via email, and may be asked to do an online interview questionnaire.
- Usually, no face to face or Video-conference interview is conducted.
- Subsequently, an offer letter will be emailed. You will be asked to visa fees, work permit, processing fee, etc. – sometimes even claiming that you will be reimbursed. ADIB never seeks fees from job applicants under any circumstances.
- Once the payment is made, you will not hear from the fraudsters.
- ADIB may engage staffing agencies to help us identify candidates for positions. Recruitment agencies representing ADIB in the recruitment process will never request any fees from job seekers.
How you can protect yourself?
Always remember – if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Use your common sense and look for suspicious signs:
- Did you apply for a job at ADIB through our webpage (https://adib.ae/en/Pages/Careers.aspx)? ADIB does not make unsolicited job offers.
- Emails originating from Gmail.com, Yahoo.com, Hotmail.com, etc. Genuine companies do not correspond through such emails.
- Spelling mistakes and poor use of language.
- Requesting for money to be transferred or paid in advance.
- Please disregard any emails, Social Media or non-ADIB websites, purporting to announce ADIB job vacancies.
- Do not respond to unsolicited job offers. Do not share copies of your identity documents such as Emirates ID, passport, ID Cards, etc. with sources you cannot independently verify as legitimate.
- If you are a victim of an attempted scam, please notify Local Law Enforcement agencies in your location.