Keith TaylorAdministrator27 September, 2009 at 12:23
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This scam has been around for a while, with variations on a theme. Here are some examples:
[quote]$4400USD ESL Offer in DUBAI United Arab Emirates
There are NO fees charged for any of our services!
Apply via Email Address as stated Below:
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MINISTRY OF LABOUR
[quote]LOCATION: Teaching positions available throughout Dubai,United Arab
-Salary: $4400usd/month, based on education, qualifications, and teaching
experience Plus $4000usd severance pay at end of a 1-year contract
-Contract: 1 year (minimum)
-Students: 25 or fewer students per class[/quote]
[quote]We are looking for ESL teachers available for 1 year contracts with a possibility to extend for a longer period.
If you are interested,please send us your RESUME/C.V along with your earliest start date through below listed Email:email@example.com[/quote]
[quote]We have One year ESL contract duration in our newly established institute in Dubai namely: Education studies Dubai P.O.Box 374,student Age rate 17-26 year of age,4800USD monthly salary. Free 2ways air ticket & Pick-up arrangement, Free Accommodation.
Pls contact :firstname.lastname@example.org[/quote]
1. Apart from the bad English, the thing to look out for here is the .tk domain extension. These are available for free from dot.tk. You can be sure that the real UAE Ministry of Labour or Ministry of Education would have a .ae extension.
These adverts have been reported [url=http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/scamalerts/index.pl?read=370:11vd13t1]elsewhere[/url:11vd13t1″> to be posted from a location in Nigeria.
Here’s the most recent example:
[quote]FREE furnished living accommodation provided by school(within walking distance of school hear in U.A.E), allowance, insurance, pension, etc.monthly salary negotiable. FREE round trip air ticket and pick-up arrangements.Severance pay (1 month salary) http://www.mopw.gov.ae email@example.com[/quote]
The scammer usually asks for a fee (amounting to several thousand dollars in some cases) to process visas or other paperwork.
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