Dubai Jobs Scams

Job Sites Scams

As you look for a job in Dubai, you will come across lots of websites that claim to offer a service that helps job seekers find a job. Many of these websites are, bluntly put, scams.

Here’s how an intelligent person might fall victim to these scams:

By searching online, you might end up in a very nice looking website and you will find a list of adequately named job positions, such as “Accountant,” “Project Manager,” “Human Resources Manager,” etc. You might then think to yourself, “Great! That’s exactly what I want to do.” So, you register, spend time filling out all the forms, upload your CV, and click “Apply”

Two days later, you receive a very positively sounding email that is written in a way to make you think that your application has been successful and all that is stopping you from securing a job interview and hopefully a job offer from Dubai is a relatively small fee that you have to pay to this website from which you applied for this job!

You may even be told that by paying this fee you are guaranteed to find a job or your money back. Then when you read the fine print or investigate deeper, you realize that they’ll honor this claim only after half a year had passed, if at all!

What do you get in return for your payment? Mostly, nothing of value to you.

Before you pay up, always know exactly what you are paying for and who you are dealing with.

Recruitment Agency Scams in Dubai

Many job seekers don’t fully understand the role of recruitment agencies. Recruitment agencies are not employers. Recruitment agencies work for employers. They help employers fill vacancies, and when they do that successfully, they get paid by the employer, not the job seeker.

Remember, job seekers are sellers and employers are buyers. In most cases, commission to the broker is paid by the buyer; with recruitment agencies and hiring there is no exception.

But because most job seekers are unaware of this relationship, they end up being taken advantage of.

Here’s how you might fall for a scam recruitment agency or agent:

You go to a popular online classifieds or a newspaper in Dubai and you advertise in the jobs wanted section. You put your email or your telephone number. Then, you receive a call from somebody who tells you that they are interested in getting you hired. You will naturally get excited and do as they say. Then, sooner or later, they will ask you to pay them!

At this point, you should realize that they are trying to scam you, and you should go wild on them.

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Comments

  1. please dont go to MAYA GULF at AJMAN they will simply ask 300 aed, I am telling my own case and there was a guy called Md. Agha he is big lier , he will talk very frienly but after taking money he never respond to phone call, it is uselesss to pay 300 AED. so be careful you may convinced by seeing their office but all are fake only and do tell to your friend bcz its wastage of money and time.

  2. Yes Vinit you are right they also took 300 AED from me and promise me to get a good job but ultimately they cant arrange interview also. I just show your comment so I want to share my experience although mistakes happens to us but it should not happen to other job seekers.

  3. Hi all job seekers if you receive any call from Maya Gulf consultancy from AJMAN never visit they will charge 300 aed and will show rubbish things like assesment test and all . they are real fake because they never arrange interviews and once money is in their hand means they wont respond you in proper way also. Although these bastards make the office very nicely so that people can believe but all are just show case. There was was a guy called AGHA MAHOMMED, seems from Pakistan is real ass and bastard who used to promise in very real way and after registration this bastard never care about candidate and used to talk rubbish thing. So I have spend 300 aed because I was new to UAE so please dont waste your money at MAYA GULF AJMAN i dont have any idea about other consultancy.

  4. simon says says:

    why o why are people still paying for these services…….

    I know its hard to find work but DO NOT pay anyone for employment, they are RIPPING your money away from you without a care.

    The only way to stop this is to spread the word locally, most of you are in the same circumstance, share with others your experiences AND get the word out there that SCAMS are out there to STEAL from you and your friends.

    DONT PAY

    FULL STOP

  5. simon says says:

    most of the employers ie hospitality construction etc have their own recruitments centers

    why dont we post the job sites that are decent to help those looking for work.

    Positive action rather than just moaning about the bad ones.

  6. people must really be careful, all these stories that are being told of fake agencies taking advantage of desperate job seekers are true. I would like to belive that those that are suppoting the idea of paying to submit your cv are part of the scams.
    the proper way is, the employer must pay the agent period.
    *NB. ALL AGENTS THAT ASK FOR PAY FROM JOB SEEKERS ARE SELFISH AND EVIL.

  7. Same issue with Maya Gulf…was anyone able to get their money back???

    • abu kaleem says:

      i had the same exp with MAYA GULF they charge 500 Aed. for what offer they is very good but after charching 500 they didnt arrange any interview ,didnt pick up thr calls .they all are fraud. never visit MAYA GULF.

  8. I recently came across http://eazy4jobs.com/ they are asking for 1000 AED plus 1 month salary once I get the job. Has anyone heard of them?

  9. Hermajesty says:

    MAYA GULF!!!These guys sent me a mail but i thnk God i am very sharp 1st the way the mail was drafted gave me some second thought..the mail dint look official at all.then they gave me a back dated interview..so i called the tel. no they gave me when i asked the lady what the companies name ws she told me its Al-Maya hahhaa trying to use another companies name to jeorpodise me..then after two days i called again then she said its called Al-Maya Gulf..i decided to google and am happy u guys helped me alot i would have wasted my time and money..but i also once fell a victom to these CORE-ELEMENTS GUYS.nw am very sharp and lets spread the news to others before the fall victims

  10. Eric of Chicago says:

    DUBAIJOBS.NET – THEY ARE A F****NG SCAM!!!! BEWARE PEOPLE!

    I paid this Canadian Dubai recruiters to register and find a Dubai job. Paid them a registration of US$45 and a US$35 for the so called Dubai CV format. I have paid them because they mention it in their email that they are going to refund you in 6 months time if you cannot find a job with them. Guess what, 6 months came and no job and told them I want a refund and a lady b**ch named Juliana sadi that they can’t refund my money because I’ve made contact with an employer (contact my a**). I thought scams are only found in the United States……PEOPLE BEWARE THERE IS ALSO IN CANADA, here is the SCAM Company’s name – DUBAIJOBS.NET, 61 MANSBRIDGE CRESCENT, AJAX, TORONTO, CANADA L1Z OA8.

    Complain filed to the Canadian Better Business Bureau – they did the follow up and concluded that they cannot force them to pay me back my money. CANADIAN BETTER BUSINEES BUREAU – you too are a SCAM change your f***ing name to CANADIAN WORST BUSINESS BUREAU OR CANADIAN USELESS BUSINESS BUREAU.

    So, people beware – DUBAIJOBS.NET IS A SCAM!!!!!!!!

    How you people was educated by my bad experience.

    Eric of Chicago

  11. Sali croui says:

    I had a job offer from a school in the UAE. They sent me a visa and a work permit and asked me to pay the lawyer who would issue my work permit. Then my employer said that he sent me all my papers but a law enforcement agency did not release it and they asked me to pay again 370$ to release my parcel, they gave me a strange name how can I know it is real where can I check my visa and residence? Please help me asap

  12. anybody knows about this company Maya Gulf Human Resource Consultancy L.L.C(www.mayagulf.com) 3 days ago i was called for an interview and they asked 300.aed for the processing of our visa(typing)..but i dnt give money..is this scam???please reply…thank you….

  13. Some one called me from Jobsindubai from this number +912232248796 and asked me to pay some amount to get registered to their agency so that employers can view my resume. This is bullshit…

    Please Don’t fall for this, this is a huge scam.
    That lady sounded like with an American or Canadian accent but she insisted she is calling from INDIA and the number also looks like Indian… with calling cards available so easily these days… anyone can fall to their traps.

  14. Pankaj Mittal says:

    While most of the things in the article are actually true, though I would like to emphasize on the roll of recruitment companies.

    Most of the candidates actually don’t understand the roll of recruitment companies who generally work for employers only. Candidates should never expect any favors from recruitment companies in getting a job. The gray area is where candidates are mismatch for a profile and expect their case to be pushed somehow.

  15. mitchylyn says:

    hi fellow jobseekers! this are the list of fraud agency in dubai never ever waste your time & money to go to these following addresses.

    1.Address: Dubai Gate Management
    2nd Floor
    Flat no-210
    Above Carrefour
    Behind Sharjah Millenium Hotel

    2.Grosvenor Commercial office tower, same tower as Noor islamic bank, before crown blaza hotel, Shiekh Zayed road – CORE ELEMENTs

    3.MayaGulf at AJMAN sara plaza 2nd floor

    4.Al buhaira corniche crystal tower located in sharja near hardees & kfc

    5. opposite Sharjah City Centre, above Al Bushra Opticals. – AL WASEELA

    6.Address:Sharjah rolla near rotana hotel, public discount center, palm land hotel,
    al-nabba building, 201, 2nd floor – AL NEJOOM

  16. Pankaj Mittal says:

    Thank you very much for the details.

    Similarly, we should publish the fishy employer as well.

    Let’s create a transparent environment into recruitment.

  17. hello sir.
    i studied DEEE and now am working as structural draftsman is there any further problems in this. can i achieve a good job in future now am working in consultants. many of them saying that chage in field will not get a job. in this auto cad field they will ask a specific qualification like DME or DCE. is this right sir do want to change my profession or can i continue in the same structural draftsman field sir please reply me sir am too worried about my profession sir.

  18. Iam poor and intellgent boy

  19. ASHIQUE ALI says:

    Friend”s never visit MAYA GULF, AJMAN they will simply charge 500 aed and cant arrange interview, I have experienced it and there was a lady called Miss.Rani she is one of the culprit, he will talk nicely but after taking money he hardly pick his phone another guy is also there called Demi he is also fraud. so be careful you may convinced by seeing their office and the lady staff the way they talk, all are just show so dont waste your valuable 500aed

  20. Pankaj Mittal says:

    Dear All,

    Thanks for sharing the information.

    I have compiled the list of companies from the comments above. Please update this if you found more such companies.

    1. MAYA GULF, AJMAN
    2. Sharjah- Dubai Islamic Bank Building, Block-C, Floor-3, No. 301
    3. Fast Track / Best Track / BTC, Dubai
    4. 2309, at 23rd floor, Grosvenor Commercial Office Tower, Shiekh Zayed road
    5. “Al waseela” Address: Sharjah Rolla near Rotana hotel, Al-Nabba building, 201, 2nd floor.
    6. Al-nejoom Blah Blah
    7. FOREIGNERS MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTANCY in sharjah
    8. Dubai Gate Management Consultancy, 0971 6 554 9663 / 9662 / 9668 e-mail: dubaigate@yahoo.com Address: Dubai Gate, 2nd Floor, Flat no-210, Above Carrefour, Behind Sharjah Millenium Hotel
    9. New Future Employment Consultancy, Al-Qusais, Opp to Emirates driving school, Sultan Bldng, 103
    10. AL AIDY AL MAHIRAH EMPLOYMENT & MGM
    11. AL QABAS INTERNATIONAL, Address: Al Buheira corniche Road.
    12. kaziinternational.com

    Hope this will help in educating people.

  21. guys,Maya Gulf Ajman is a cheater.Mr.Demi and Miss.Rani is fraud.Dont faith on him.

  22. hi folks, im a british national and i have a great job, however i have had my doubts about gulf talent, so i have been applying for jobs non stop since last year. I have come to the conclusion they are a scam. This site steals ads from well known and popular sites such as gulf jobs and bayt and post them as their own. No matter what job you apply for you will NEVER be successful, even if you are over qualified, so dear friends stop your confidence from being dented and stop wasting your valuable time, stay away from gulf talent. Good luck with your search.

  23. dear friend,
    I am pakistani national MAYA GULF HUMAN RESORCES is a big cheater.I have come to the conclusion they are a scam.DEMI and RANI big scammer

  24. hi fellow jobseekers! this are the list of fraud agency in dubai never ever waste your time & money to go to these following addresses.

    1.Address: Dubai Gate Management
    2nd Floor
    Flat no-210
    Above Carrefour
    Behind Sharjah Millenium Hotel

    2.Grosvenor Commercial office tower, same tower as Noor islamic bank, before crown blaza hotel, Shiekh Zayed road – CORE ELEMENTs

    3.MayaGulf at AJMAN sara plaza 2nd floor

    4.Al buhaira corniche crystal tower located in sharja near hardees & kfc

    5. opposite Sharjah City Centre, above Al Bushra Opticals. – AL WASEELA

    6.Address:Sharjah rolla near rotana hotel, public discount center, palm land hotel,
    al-nabba building, 201, 2nd floor – AL NEJOOM

  25. bach ke rahana re baba,bach ke rahana…..MAYA GULF HERE ALL ARE FRAUD.AGHA,DEMI,RANI ALL CULPRIT

  26. Thanks y’all for your comments on fraudulent agents.Its really helpful.
    My question now is to enquire if there’s no single genuine recruitment agent again? Has anybody ever gotten a job via an agent in the UAE?
    I think response to these questions will really help.

  27. Maya gulf are big cheeter never ever go there they will take 300 Dhs and may they send you to interview in a fack company which is related to them take care….

  28. Stuart donnelly says:

    Are there any decent agencies in Dubai ?

  29. Muhammad Kashif says:

    I have Received a call from a company for interview so i want to ask about this company they told me that we have parent company in India IMPULSE BOOKS here in Dubai we are running the branch.
    Company Address is :
    OBAID HUMAIDAN BUILDING ,
    2ND FLOOR , ROOM 205 ,
    PORT SAEED ,DEIRA , (BEHIND HYUNDAI SHOWROOM ) . DUBAI

    Please tell me about this company.

  30. hania mirza says:

    i paid at maya gulf and in 2 days i got the job and miss rani has given me the Job….i dont think all the agencies are bad…i think maya gulf is not that bad at all…they call every one for interview.

  31. Hi
    What do you thing about GULJOBSEEKERS. Their office is next to pakistan conslate in Bur Dubai. Big office and lots of staff. Are they helpers or scammers.

  32. Us,poor people, without work and fearing the expiration of our respective visit visas will be delighted to hear that one of our CV,s “got through” and will be interviewed soon. It’s our chance to prove our qualifications to prospected employers…only to be disheartened to realize that we are scammed.

    These cruel people,thrives on preying on jobless people who only wished to have a decent and honorable work. How ironic.

    Shame on you.

    May it bring forth bad tidings to you and your family,ten folds.

    • It is really hard or should I say impossible to distinguish the fake from the real ones. The only way you’re gonna know is by experience and thats not free. I wish such fake people perish and may they be sent to burn in hell for all eternity. Ameen.

  33. Job seeker scammed in DUBAI says:

    I would like to inform you that there is a scam roamin on dubizzle.com
    Below i wrote for you the job ad which i responded and many others have too and it turns out they are SCAMMERS! According to other ads they took 200dhs from the interviewees, luckily that did not happen to me, but something fishy was going on when we found the location. It was in the middle of no where and the actual job is in Dubai…????? Does not make sense so I googled it and my gut feeling was right, ITS A SCAM!!

    The ad on dubizzle was : Event coordinatior (m/f)
    description : Italian management L.L.C looking for an event coordinator …etc…..
    Contact this number to apply :0556097177 ( Her name was Mona and gave little detail, but after I went there I called her again and when I began to ask her info about the company and more details she hung up on me…. A real HR woudlnt do that… was quite obvious, especially the nois ein the background with TV loud and people talking)

    She will tell you to go to Ajman, near Honda shomroom is the Hyundai show room and in that building is the office of Western Global, unit 210 second floor.

    DO NOT GO!!! CALL HER IF YOU LIKE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF… I hope someone who is more familiar with the UAE labor board will report them!

    Here is their contact info:

    0556097177 -Mona
    Ajman,
    Hyundai Shomroom building ( Across honda shomroom)
    2nd floor, apt 210

  34. kanij fatima says:

    Maya Gulf is a big scammer Demi, Agha are KAMEEMA and Rani is Randi.Dont belive on him.

  35. salam plz sharja police help me my hussand mr,s.m.kamran ali rizvi is missing. sir my perants r vry odest i m not belong to rech famliy he was tould me abut his office the name was his office is ctlights treding plz help me ….i dntknw were is he.plz help me

  36. Had the same experience in MAYA…. Lost 300

  37. Can anybody tell me about gulfjobseeker.com I want to use their cv distribution service.. is it original or scam company… anybody has the experiance with them .. thanks.

  38. ครีมหน้าขาว says:

    Would you go on the anniversary year.

  39. HEy there is this company called firstclass businessmen services.. is it a scam ? its based in al mullah..

  40. I got following email
    ———————————————————————————————–
    Date: 16th/January/2012

    Dear Sir/Madam

    After reviewing your resume our company is interested to have an interview with you in our head office, Location map and other details are attached herewith,

    DATE: 17th/January/2012
    TIME: 03:00 pm to 05:30 pm
    VENUE: Ajman

    Location Map:

    http://maps.google.ae/maps?q=25.397062,55.476032&hl=en&ll=25.399069,55.472846&spn=0.007385,0.023174&sll=25.398468,55.477288&sspn=0.007385,0.014999&num=1&vpsrc=6&gl=ae&ttype=now&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=def&z=16

    Please bring the following documents:

    Original certificates
    Recent passport size photo (2 Pc)
    Passport copy with Visa copy
    Resume

    If you require any further assistance Please do not hesitate to contact us, our contact no is (050/7534889)

    Thank you

    Malaika

    ———————————————————————————————-

    when I called at above number, and asked about the company name and details. She said that it is not a company but a consultant and belongs to Maya group.
    Then i just googled it, found ur posts. Is this the same Maya gulf u people are referring. should i go for interview today. pls reply

  41. Civil Engineer with experience urgently required for a contracting company in dubai. send CV: anupama.skills29@gmail.com … ajman .. Maya gulf .. contracting company ……………. super duper scam and smart.

    they called me for civil engineer job. & they asking for registration fee 500 AED. ha ha ..loosers.

    this is a 400% scam retards.

  42. Please tell me what to do if I was cheated!!! I registered at Jobs in Dubai website and paid 90 CAD but of course nobody ever contacted me for 2 years. I asked for refund already 1 year ago but still no money got back but only automatic replies from the website. Whom can I contact by e-mail, maybe some police or court to complain? Thank you!

  43. YOUSUF SAEED says:

    GRADUATED FROM NED UNIVERSITY -25 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN ADVERTISING CLIENT SERVICE-TRAFFIC MANAGER GENERAL MANAGER OUTDOOR ADVERTISING COMPANY FOR SECURING BUSINESS FOR THE COMPANY. IN SAUDI ARABIA WORKED WITH MARWAH AND MECCA ADVERTISING AS ASSISTANT MANAGER CLIENTS AND HEAD OF AGENCY TO HANDLE ALL THE DEPARTMENTS. PUBLICATION EXPERIENCE TO CREATE PUBLICATION AND TO RUN WHETHER IT IS NEWSPAPER OR ANY KIND OF PUBLICATION.I AM FLUENT IN ARABIC LANGUAGE – ENGLISH,COMPUTER LITERATE, BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS, SAUDI DRIVING EXPERIENCE, WORKED MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN SAUDI ARABIA GUARANTEE OF BUSINESS AND TARGET ORIENTED PERSONALITY.GOOD HEALTH AND BORN IN 1964. one man show personality.The salary is not the issue. The owners and sponsor should be dececent and understand the up and down of the business and as how much time limit is reuired to run a company to bring into profit and establishing its roots to meet the challenges and facing competitors in the the early age of the company it is totally demand on client service manager TO CLICK the account in their company that is quality of an experienced and talented Account Executive.I AM READY FACE EVERY CHANNAGE IF FACILITIES ARE PROVIDED. TO THINGS ARE VERY IMPORTANT CREATIVE PERSON AND A COPY WRITEER ENGLISH AND A ARABIC KHATAT-TRANSLATOR, ALL WORK WOULD BE EXECUTED IN ONE WINDOW SERVICE.LAST IMPORTANT. THE COMPANY SHOULD BE FINANCIAL STRONG, UNDERSTANT THE COMMITMENT AND SERVICE TO TH CLIENT.IF ANY BODY INTERESTED INTERVIEW CAN BE ARRANGED IN PAKISTAN AND YOU CAN INVITED ME AT YOUR DESIRED PLACE BY YOUR OWN EXPENSES.IN OF THE SELECTION YOU WILL PROVIDE ME THE LOW FUEL CAR IN GOOD RUNNING CONDITION AND REASON ABALE ACCOMMODATION IS A MUST.

  44. kickdubaigateass says:

    Ok guys listen, these ppl are fake, but you can’t take them down legally, coz they don’t come to you, you go to them, they will continue to steal money from your brothers and sisters forever, only way to take them down is by using brute force, if you really wanna teach them a lesson n get your money back, contact me via (kickdubaigateass@gmail.com), I suggest you look for a another job n come back to uae, coz they know you are on a visit, and u’ll be gone soon, believe me this is the only way.

  45. I got a mail from gulfjobseekers.com. It says i should upload my cv and passport copy to their website. Also that my file will be open only if I attend their presentation. does anybody know if its a genuine company? Also is there a need i upload my passport copy on website? Is that advisable

  46. http://www.dubaijobs.net is a big FRAUD…they cheated my 85$ so all you people be careful.now they are ignoring my calls and emails…that all tell that its a scam.

  47. Hi Ricky,

    I also faced d same problem like urs ,the company name z diligent marketing.
    I applied for a job through dubbizel ,a local web site.
    They called for an interview at ajman,khalifa bin zayad road,ajman bank,same building,3rd floor,room no-307 ON 12TH FEB,2012.

    The lady said that we need to pay for the registration 200 dhs. I did pay and waited for a call. Feb 15th, I received a call from a guy with a different number. He said that I needs to pay another 200 dhs this time for the processing of her offer letter.
    After dat i realize about the scam.

    So my dear friends do not pay a single pany to dis kind of group.

    • huma mosa abdullah says:

      hi ricky, we did the same too. 200 dirhams collected each from us. now the name mosa ask me to come over to discuss with the employeer and need to pay 200 dirhams for visa processing. i want to take another try to this bullshit agency although i felt that was fraud but still hesitant and now decided not to come and go with another opportunity. Did anyone experienced the same and pay the second time around and waiting for nothing? I never found any feedback from this agency so far if they really able to provide some jobs for the jobseeker.

  48. Hello!

    Does anyone knows something about Gulf Job Guide? Are they legitimate or scam?

    Thank You all for any info.

  49. Thank you so much for the information guys!I have received an email from “fastersky547@gmail.com” telling me that my resume has been shortlisted and I need to come to their office in ajman on feb 19, 2012. There is a location map attached, and it was near etisalat office. She told me to dial this number +971509771916 to confirm. When I came to that place, based on the location map, I called the number to find their office. It was located in the building named “Golden Fork” – mayagulf is the organization- 2nd flr, rm 201. The lady got my resume, then told me that I just have to undergo an interview with the Hiring manager in international city, but the job is very sure, and i just need to pay AED 500 for security deposit. I just told her that I have to talk to my friend first, then I went home.

    Today, feb 25, 2012, at around 9:00 am, I called the number published in gnjobs4u.com

    “Computer Operator, presentable, any nationality, with computer skills, required. Call 055-5402137.”

    The name of the person I’ve talked to is Hanah, and she told me to go to Sharjah, same as the location given by “Sathish polson”. She also claimed that they are al maya group of companies. So, thank you so much for these information guys. I Hope that our fellow job seekers find this site before attending an interview.

  50. huma mosa abdullah says:

    Deligent Human Resources and Marketing Consultancy is another culprit fake agency. They collected us already 200 dirhams each for assurance and after 2 days they called back again for contract signing while asking another 200 dirhams for the payment of visa processing. These people are really bustard and selfish.check out their numbers; for Huma 0553494478 and Mosa 0551836101. Their office located in Ajman Bank Building room 307, Ajman, Dubai. Beware of this agency and dont waste your money and time going there.