IN SHORT: Africa Check has investigated many malicious schemes offering fake jobs. This is yet another one, impersonating a Dubai prince on Facebook.
A post on Facebook, dated 2 June 2023, reads: “12 Doctors and 20 nurses that are qualified and available to work here in Dubai, from these countries. send messages to get more information about how you can get your job now …”
It then includes a row of flag emojis, including those of the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Pakistan and Brazil.
The name of the Facebook account is Prince Sheikh Hamdan Muhammed.
The post has been liked over 300 times. Some of the comments in the post make enquiries about the offer.
But is this job offer from a Dubai prince real?
Dubai’s visa offers
Foreigners can live, work or study in the UAE with the golden visa, which offers long-term residents special benefits.
Fake Facebook account
The Facebook page in question is called Prince Sheikh Hamdan Muhammed. But the prince’s verified Facebook account uses a different name: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It has a blue tick to show it is verified.
The smaller account started using the crown prince’s image in March 2023. The official account has consistently updated his followers on the prince’s engagements since February 2010.
These are all signs that the Prince Sheikh Hamdan Muhammed is fake and impersonating the prince.
Africa Check has exposed several Facebook accounts falsely claiming to offer job opportunities to users.
To help protect yourself against online scams, read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them.
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