Anjana Sankar | July 2, 2017
Of 792 inquiries received by the embassy, only 66 turned out to be genuine.
The Indian embassy in Abu Dhabi has thwarted more than 700 fake job offers made to its citizens in the last six months, the Indian ambassador said.
“Between January and June 2017 alone, we have got 792 inquiries about employment offers, and only 66 turned out to be genuine. More than 700 were fake,” Indian ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri told Khaleej Times.
Raising the red alarm over the staggering number of fake employment offers, Suri said hundreds of enquiries are coming to the Indian Workers Resource Centre (IRWC) from Indian citizens outside of the UAE.
“Indian job seekers are being lured with bogus jobs with attractive pay packets. But it is a good thing that they are checking with us before accepting these offers. It shows their trust that the embassy will help. And we are happy to have saved so many Indians from falling into the trap,” said the envoy.