Gems School Scam Alert! (Dec. 2018)

An ISR member reported the following SCAM on December 5, 2018

“I received two e-mails from scammers who present themselves like a GEMS school. They even tried to copy the GEMS website! Here is the scammer’s information as sent to me:

MUMTAZ NISSAR,
HOD – Recruitment/HR
DUBAI MODERN HIGH SCHOOL (DMHS)
(Part of the GEM Group of Schools)
Nad Al Sheba, Dubai-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
TEL/FAX Number: +971 04 3263333-9
DIRECT TELEPHONE Number: +971 523 184491
Email: info@dmhsduae.com
Website: http://www.dmhsduae.com

The real website and the e-mail address are different. DON’T FALL FOR IT! The REAL school’s website is this one: http://www.gemsmodernacademy-dubai.com/

Here is a copy of the letter I received. I hope this helps teachers avoid this scam.”

 

9 Responses to Gems School Scam Alert! (Dec. 2018)

  1. shironi says:

    I also had a email from DUBAI MODERN SCHOOL OFFER LETTER
    I understood that was scam
    letter is attached here please careful from this scammer
    DUBAI MODERN HIGH SCHOOL

    Nad Al Sheba -Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Tel: +971527561692
    Email: info@dmhsauae.com
    Web: http://www.dmhsauae.com

    JOB REFERENCE NUMBER: DMHS /EX0519/UAE/0022
    SOFT COPY OF DMHS OFFICIAL LETTER OF APPOINTMENT

    DATED: 07/04/2019

    EMPLOYEE: SHIRANI DE SILVA,

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

    We have in file, your Resume and Job Application. After the evaluation of these
    documents, we found you qualified to work with our Team. Hence DUBAI MODERN
    HIGH SCHOOL –UNITED ARAB EMIRATES seek to employ your services on this
    subject matter, and hereby congratulates you on your successful emergence based on
    detailed recruitment by our HR Director -DR. JAMES LARRY. Further details are as
    follows:

    You shall be expected to meet/liaise with the entire staff of DUBAI MODERN HIGH
    SCHOOL –UNITED ARAB EMIRATES for overview and updates bi-monthly.

    DESIGNATION: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING MANAGER

    MONTHLY SALARY: AED 46,500 (Forty-Six Thousand, Five Hundred Emirati Dirhams)
    Monthly/take-home, plus AED 3000(Three Thousand Emirati Dirhams) Weekly Allowance. OR the
    Equivalents in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, Euros

    ETC, depending on home country and currency preference.

    WORK TIMING:

    START 09.00AM TILL 12.00PM (BREAK), START AGAIN (02.00PM TILL
    05.00PM). Work Days: Sunday –
    Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays are Holidays.

    BENEFITS: Travel Insurance, Medical Insurance, 3 Bedroom Flat Duplex/Family
    accommodations, Free Education for your children Home or Abroad, plus New Car.

    JOB LOCATION: DUBAI–UAE

    JOB REFERENCE NUMBER: DMHS /EX0519/UAE/0022
    http://www.dmhsauae.com

    STARTUP DATE: 20th MAY 2019 (FLEXIBLE, CAN BE EXTENDED ON
    APPLICATION)

    DURATION OF CONTRACT: 3 YEARS CONTRACT–RENEWABLE.

    ALLOWANCES/ ENTITLEMENTS:

    Car Maintenance: AED 3,600 (Monthly)

    House Furnishings: AED 170,659 (Yearly)

    Entertainment & Recreation: AED 2,203(Monthly)

    Travel & Events: AED 3,489 (Monthly)

    Free Education for Employees children (Only if Employee is coming as a family Status)

    Free Medicals care for Employee/Family.

    PAID LEAVE PERIOD/ TRAVEL:

    All Employees are entitled to 1 month Paid Leave which can be taken once at a time or
    2weeks apart on six months interval.

    All Employees will receive AED 21,598 Take home for each leave Period.

    Employer for each Inter-continental trip shall be paid AED 12,929 Flat Rate
    travel/entertainment allowance to employee. Travel shall be by business class/first class
    flight, or otherwise if necessary.

    However for the purpose of commencement, the cost of travel ticket shall be paid in
    addition to travel/entertainment allowance.

    Cost shall be substantiated and shall be the rate charged at the Period/time of purchase.
    Employer shall also take care of employees’ travel ticket including that of employees’
    family only on employees’ early notification to employer and as shall be requested by
    employee.

    EXPENSES BEFORE TRAVEL BY EMPLOYEES:

    Expenses made/incurred by the employee related to job before commencement of duties
    or Expenses made during Travel Plans, Processing of Travel Particulars ETC will be
    substantiated with receipts and Employer will reimburse the Employee not later than Five

    (5) working days after submission of Employee’s expense Report and Receipts as proofs
    of such Expenses.
    Employer however agrees to reimburse fully all Travel costs and Expenses made
    by Employee.

    The agreement hereby binds Employer and Employee in that re-imbursements will be
    made fully to Employee upon presentation of Expense Reports and Receipts of expenses.

    JOB REFERENCE NUMBER: DMHS /EX0519/UAE/0022
    http://www.dmhsauae.com

    NON-UAE RESIDENTS:

    All Employees will pay for their Residence/Work Permits, as a proof of their seriousness
    to join us, and they have to contact SKY WORLD TRAVELS AND TOURS AGENCY –
    UAE, in this regard.

    UPFRONT PAYMENT OF SALARIES:

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  2. Corina says:

    i received the same email twice fake

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  3. Alice warui says:

    They sent me same letter today. Scam scam

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Same here just got one! 😦 terrible!

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  5. tom says:

    I received this letter too.It arrived in my personal email box which surprised me. Fortunately I was already in contract negotiations with another school so I ignored it.

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  6. Butterfly says:

    There were a few school names used over the last few years very similar to the real GEMS school. We report it from time to time but they pop up again and again. Different scammers appear all the time. Please note:
    1. GEMS do not advertise in the general ‘gulf’ recruiting websites. They have their own career website and also use other reliable teacher recruitment sites, e.g. Search Associates.
    2. All the domains of the GEMS email addresses (@…) are the same for all their schools. Please check their websites for these when receiving an offer.
    3. Many times the city names are swopped, e.g GEMS American Academy Dubai was advertised last year, which is fake because GAA is in Abu Dhabi, or they spell GEMS as GEM.
    4. If you see a mobile number listed as any of the contact numbers (starting with a ‘5’ as in +971 5) it is fake.

    Hope this helps.

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  7. deepshikha patra says:

    This guy also has a linked in profile which has no info but says teacher at GEMS

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  8. deepshikha patra says:

    I received the same email. thank you for putting this up

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  9. Haider Ali says:

    I also received an offer letter as HOD COMMERCE on 10 decrmber 2018.the offered salary was AED 22700 which is not offered nornally by school.even i received a phone call from Mumtaz nissar who was pretending himself as HOD HR.
    00971525269602 it was number from which i received a call.i asked one of my friend to confirm this school and cell number who finally informed me this is fake HR Deptt.now a days most of Pakistani people are receiving such emails from the same email.

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