Dubai job scam : Businesswoman remanded

September 21, 2022 at 12:41 PM

The owner of a foreign employment agency has been remanded on charges of financially defrauding people looking for jobs in Dubai.

The woman was arrested by officials of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) based on a complaint and has been remanded until the 23rd of September 2022.

Investigations have revealed that the woman had employed another individual to oversee the management of the agency and he had defrauded the public by promising jobs in Dubai.

The suspect is said to have obtained over Rs. 450,000 from the applicants promising to provide jobs in Dubai.

However, the victims have filed complaints stating that the suspect had not provided jobs in apparel factories or luxury malls as promised.

The SLBFE has launched investigations to apprehend the main suspect wanted over the financial fraud.

The public has been advised to verify if the employment agencies are registered with the SLBFE and are valid institutions prior to handing over money.

They have also been requested to contact the SLBFE via its hotlines 011-2864241 or 1989 for information on foreign employment. (NewsWire Dubai)