Teaching job scams in Dubai schools

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Teaching job scams in Dubai schools

Postby shawarma » 04 May 2009, 14:34

It's possible that Global Recruiters, or whatever they're now called, are behind a variation on a theme - using a real school name to dupe job seekers. For example, Dubai British School is a real school in Dubai, and as far as I know, do not charge prospective teachers any fees. Therefore, any emails received from any organisation claiming to offer you a job at DBS, or any other Dubai school (list of legitimate schools, or information about schools that are bogus) that really does exist for that matter, should be treated with caution and investigated thoroughly before letting yourself get scammed out of your hard-earned money. At the very least, you should call the school directly to see if they really are looking for a teacher according to the details in whatever email you receive. Obviously, don't ask that question by replying to the email you receive.

Some school names that might be likely targets for this sort of scam are below (because they're obvious sounding names for a school, not for any other reason). Also watch out for variations e.g. British School of Dubai, British School in Dubai, etc, or similar sounding names for other emirates in the UAE. Check the relevant list of UAE schools to see if they really exist. Links below are to information about the nearest real equivalent, if it makes sense.

Dubai American School
Dubai English School
Dubai International School
Dubai American College (tertiary level institute)
Dubai British College - no known institute but there is a Dubai British University
Dubai College (DC) - a UK curriculum high school, might be referred to as Dubai British College.
Dubai English College - another UK curriculum high school, not related to Dubai College.
European School Dubai
Emirates American School - no known school
Emirates British School - no known school
Emirates English School
Emirates International School
UAE American School - no known school
UAE British School - no known school
UAE English School - no known school

Add a reply here with any other school names offering a job that might be scams or bogus and we'll try and find out more.

See also

Abu Dhabi teaching jobs (possible scams and hoaxes).
Dubai British School jobs (beware of a possible scam).
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