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Core Elements dubaijob scam

This company is a scam, yet Gulf News Appointment has placed many job ads on behalf of them despite of many people complaining about their scam.
please dont give them 100 dhs or 150 dhs which they usually ask for, they are only making money on you.
They do not have any real jobs to offers anyone, they just make up fake interview calls and ...you are never selected by the client!!..

I have live in UAE more than 20 years and have seen agencies like these steal your money by running 'illegal' business of charging you any kind of fees, before you visit such agencies please read this ..

"Recruitment Agencies warned against collecting fees from job-seekers
The Assistant Undersecretary at the Ministry of Labour, Humaid Bin Deemas, said that it is illegal to collect fees from jobseekers as it is against the Labour Law and agencies getting into such practices will be shut down.
Bin Deemas mentioned that charging fee from job-seekers for acting as a broker between employers and the job-seeker is considered illegal not only under the law of UAE, but also under the international law and the ministry has the right to shut down all agencies involved in such an act.
The Minister of Labour, Dr. Ali Abdullah Al Ka’abi, has expressed anger over the manner in which such recruitment agencies are operating and mentioned that any individual who has fallen as a victim to such agencies should report to the ministry immediately. As an initiative to stop such practices, the Ministry has stopped granting licenses to any new companies for two years."

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  • I0
    I'm the king May 24, 2014
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    It was a horrible experience with core elements long time ago. And they used beautiful girls to attract victims and convince them to register n pay for the same. Afshan sheikh was the lady master mind who tricked people n made them a fool

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  • Mo
    MOHAMMED WASEEM SIDDIQUI Mar 31, 2012

    I had been paid 300 AED since 2010 for a vacant post in CANON company after deposited 300 AED they roughly correct my cv and sent back to me and further no response.

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  • Te
    tedros Jan 08, 2012

    GOD bless u all u have told me the right thing and i will prevent my self from scam. and way for those who cheat money from poor people my God's hand revenge for the peoples complements.

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  • Ma
    majesty Oct 28, 2011
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    DOES ANY BODY HAVE A CLUE OF A COMPANY CALLED CAREER SOMETHING?????????/ JUST DIDNT GET THE NAME RIGHT THEY SAY ITS IN SHARJAH AND THEY DO RECRUTMENT FOR STUDENTS TO JOIN UNIVERSITIES FOR MBA..THEY CALLED ME FOR A JOB AS A SALES AND MARKETING BUT I DONT WANT TO MAKE A MISTAKE IF ITS A FAKE ONE..BUT WHAT SURPRISES ME THEY ARE NOT EVEN CLEAR ABOUT THEIR VIEWS AND WHAT EXACTLY THEY WANT I DONT WANT TO BE DUPED..

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  • Jo
    johnoueini Oct 26, 2011

    I had the same experiance with this company they called me for an interview and asked me to pay 300 dhs to increase my search and that was it i never heard from them since then i visited them again they said they will update my search but nothing happened this company is steeling money from clients for nothing be carfull people.

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  • Ne
    Neon K Aug 04, 2011

    DECOLAB LLC, Dubai Cheating: This company was offered a job to one of my friends and asked him to work during the visit visa. Even after informing them it will be illegal to work during visit visa, they insisted to work during the visa. The really used the employee about a month and finally sent him back to the country with a promise of sending the visa for him. It never happened, they never paid him. and the poor guy lost the chance to get a job because of this in humane cruelty, lost money because of the travel and work related trips, and never got the payment for it. and later on come to know that they have done it with many employees and its their practice to take poor guys on visit visa, make them work, and sent them off. is there any way to stop this. forget the losses which is already happen to the victims. but atleast in this beautiful country and culture...let us work towards these kind of fraudulent organizations.

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  • Ma
    majesty Jul 27, 2011
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    DO NOT FALL PREY TO THOSE GIVING POSITIVE FEEDBACKS ABOUT THOSE SCAM COMPANIES..GUYSSS THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WORKING IN THOSE COMPANIES SO THEY POST COMMENTS TO BRAIN WASH JOB SEEKERS..HAHHAA HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY THEY ARE PLAYING WITH GUYS...DONT BELIEVE THEM THEY ARE THEM PRETENDING TO TALK ABOUT THEA FRIENDS HAVING GOTTEN JOBS OR SUPPORTING THEM..RUBISHHH LIARS LIARS STOP DECEIVING PPLE..USELESS!!!

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  • Mu
    Muhammad Aamir Jul 26, 2011

    Dear Brothers & Sisters!
    I have a bitter experinced as well when i reached to Aman Recuirtment situated at Renault Show Room Diera Dubai, where, in the rays of hopes and pressure of my compulsion, i paid 100 Dirham. I wonder how these cheeters are functioning openly in UAE & have no remorse to loot innocent jobseekers who undoubtely visit UAE with so many positive ways to work with dignity. Similarly, i faced such situation in Core Elements to whom i anticipatedly informed that i was not going to pay single penny as it is voilation of dubai rules. Please join hands togather and at least propagate this information about scams Recruiting Agencies. Please do take a burden to work on this so that innocent jobseeker could feel that this world is not full of trap but there are so many who are good at heart and dont trap people.

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  • Vi
    Vims Jun 05, 2011

    Too late to read this. I paid 300Dhs which was equal amount I used to spent on my monthly grocery just to get the a job. Really bad people. Please be aware.

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  • An
    anti-scam master May 24, 2011

    hi lebbo,

    i heared from one of my reliable sources that Afshan Shaikh, which is the Relationship Manager of Core Elements is still working on the same office, Grosvenor Commercial Tower 2309. but when you ring the bell, they won't open it. there are still people working inside, updating CV's probably to be sent to those who paid, but there are no jobs waiting for them as usual.try to visit their office in the evening at 6pm onwards.wait them to the door and take your money back.

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  • Sa
    sam78 May 22, 2011

    They gave my cousin a contract and they promissed to call after one week, afshan wants to update the cv and send it to the clients :), mobile numbers are closed .. what a shame .

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  • Le
    lebbo May 22, 2011
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    Damn, so I will not be able to visit them to demand my money back! I was hoping to do it this week. Does anyone know of another location I can find them?

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  • De
    deb2000 May 20, 2011
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    I agree totally anti-scam master. They are only here to prosecute the innocent and not the people at fault which are the locals. but you know what will happen eventually. That the people who have legit HR agencies are going to be hit very hard. Since many people do not have that trust anymore. So even now when I get a call fom any agency I check them out like a detective. I suggest everybody do the same. If they avoid questions asked ! Then they are not legit !

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  • An
    anti-scam master May 20, 2011

    yes... it's confirmed that Core Elements is already closed. But let's keep an eye on this company, because before it has been closed and their office is in Deira, near the clock tower before they opened an office in Crowne Plaza and finally in Grosvenor Commercial tower. there has been a news that the sponsor of this company is a nephew of a Sheikh here in Dubai that's why the government can't do anything about it until now. It has been closed because of the new law against HR Consultancies and Manpower Agencies.

    This only shows that the law in Dubai is strict, but not for those locals.

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  • De
    deb2000 May 19, 2011
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    They will open elsewhere since they already had a taste of how to con people. And they have done so in the past.What, I do not understand is how they functioned for so long with the government being as strict as it is. We will see the outcome of this. And if it is as kerry_uae says, I hope all of them are in jail.

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  • Al
    alexiown May 19, 2011

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  • Ke
    kerry_uae May 19, 2011

    This company is closed. I visited their office today 19.5.11 as I wanted a follow up on the outcome of my interview. There was a notice outside their office stating CLOSED. They don’t exist anymore, so I guess there’s no need to complain. They are finished.

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  • An
    anti-scam master May 18, 2011

    Hi all,

    I just want to inform you guys that there has been a case filed for this company.they already have screened around 30people and was not able to have a job, they all paid the registration fee or what they call for CV Building fees.you can visit Dubai Courts for that. there are lesser employees working on that company now and im not sure if the company's license has been renewed and i doubt if they can still renew bacause of this complaints.

    All employees working for that company is registered to MOGUL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS( you can see the name of the compay listed on the same office.) It is very clear that MOgul Management is just a company being used in behalf of core elements since Core Elements has already been Black listed.You can try to check with labour and you will notice that the owner is the same-- Anas Al Habbal. they also have this Car Rental company called First Speed.

    All of can try and ask the authorities and check if im lying ot not.

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  • De
    deb2000 May 17, 2011
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    Hi lebbo:

    This is exactly what I was trying to tell you. that they will not update your CV to the standards you obviously did not need in the first place.. Believe me, if I still had my receipt I would accompany you there to raise hell ! Good Luck ! I believe that if anybody has their receipt they should go there or stand outside and tell the people not to go in. That it is a fake interview. I know for a fact they will return the money to the people since, they do not want to cause a commotion and let the people in the waiting room know what they are doing.
    Regards

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  • Le
    lebbo May 17, 2011
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    Well after several emails demanding to see my updated CV, they finally did send me something along with a generic cover letter. Both the CV and cover letter are very poor quality, with poor grammar, poor english and a standard much worse than my original CV. They have simply used an online template and inserted the information I provided for them. Absolute trash! Oh and no mention of the amazing job offer they propsed for me to con me intop paying the money in the first place...So now step 2. They have scammed me and its no longer about my 300AED- I am lucky enough to be able to afford the 300 AED, but what about these poor lower salary earners who these cheats are scamming, and providing false hope to! COmpletely unacceptable. So now, I will turn up to their office in the coming days, and demand my money back and throw their trashy CV in their faces. If they refuse I will not leave the premises until I get what I want- and I will make sure I go when their reception if filled with people. Be warned Core Elements- I am coming after you. I will then write an official report to the police and seek some legal advice from a local lawyer friend I have. I recommend others do the same to put a stop to these criminals. They are obviously making so much money from innocent people who do are in need of a job. By the way, the emails they sent the documents were:
    [email protected]
    and
    Afshan Shaikh ([email protected])
    and
    [email protected] (Farzana Shaikh)

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  • Si
    siriusblack May 16, 2011

    THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR COMMENTS.
    i RECIEVED A CALL FROM CORE ELEMENTS AND THE LADY TOLD ME THAT I HAD BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR AN INTERVIEW FOR A MULTINATIONAL COMPANY.SHE SAID THAT THE INTERVIEW WOULD BE HELD ON SHAIKH ZAYED ROAD DUBAI.SHE ASKED ME WHAT TIME WOULD BE SUITABLE TO ME, I SAID THAT 11 IS FINE.SHE SAID THAT WE WILL SEND YOU A SMS REGARDING LOCATION. THE NUMBER WAS [protected].
    I WAS HAPPY TO RECIEVE MY FIRST INTERVIEW CALL IN 2 MONTHS.THANKS TO ALLAH THAT I JUST GOOGLED THIS COMPANY AND FOUND THIS PAGE.THANKS GUYZ

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  • Le
    lebbo May 15, 2011
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    I emailed them to see what has happened with my "job application" and my "updated CV". No response aftetr several days. It has been over 2 weeks since this happened to me. They took my money and I have received nothing in return.

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  • De
    deb2000 May 14, 2011
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    Hi Caroline:
    Yes, they are working today ! She told me they would be in their offices !!!
    Do it ! Enough is enough ! They have to pay for what they have done to so many people. But do you really think the police will do it ? Since they have been working like this for so many years !

    Regards

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  • Ca
    Carolina28 May 14, 2011

    Hello Deb2000,
    Are they working today? I want to visit them with the Police... They took me 300 AED...
    Caroline

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  • De
    deb2000 May 14, 2011
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    Funny thing:

    Yesterday, I received a call from Core Elements again !!! The indian lady asked me if I have ever received a call from them and I went off on her and I told them that I knew of them and that they were thieves and that they were cheating people left and right and she hung up immediately !!! I called her back several hours later and asked her why she is working on Fridays! She said that they worked fridays and I could come in the next day. Obviously she did not know who she was speaking to. These people will not rest until they can scam all employee seekers. By the way I know where they get their info. It is from dubizzle ! So, if you have a advertisement for employment there. Rest assured they will definetely call you ! Since, they are so unprofessional and they do not know their ### from their face they will eventually get caught !
    Regards

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  • Ua
    UAEgirl May 14, 2011

    Hi Mustafa,
    Please can you send the mobile phone of this girl?
    I am in contact with the police.
    Best regards,
    Hassna

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  • Mu
    Mustafa AUH May 12, 2011

    I friends I am very recent victims of these fraud scam agencies. I regret why I didn’t do credibility check on this agency form the market and I miss to read all the above complain. I got a similar approach and was happy to be visited. They are sitting in a posh area and having expensive office space never believe it was a fraud agency. I paid them 300 AED. I am trying reaching form past 3 day to that lady but not answer. I did noted why a receptionist have a Laptop whereas normally it should be desktop now I realized that they keep moving there places. I feel like complaining and getting them being bars and return our harden money.

    Mustafa

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  • De
    deb2000 May 11, 2011
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    Dear lebboo:

    I suggest that you go there and raise hell. Tell them to return your money and you will see that you get it ! Do not leave wihout it. believe me they will give it to you. I couln't do it because I had lost the receipt they had given me. They want to avoid that anybody sitting in the waiting room know what is going on.

    Do it !

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  • Le
    lebbo May 11, 2011
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    Its been 12 days and I still have not heard back from them. They havent even sent me a new resume...

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  • An
    anti-scam master May 02, 2011

    the one on the pictures are (left) Farzana Shaikh and (right) Afshan Shaikh.These are the scammers. And the owner is Anas Al Habbal, a Syrian and is a Network Engineer based on Linkedln.

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  • Le
    lebbo May 02, 2011
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    Yes the one that interviewed me in the picture on right is the one in black (on the right side). I think her name was Fazanna or something like this??? I still cannot believe that after so many complants and postings on the internet, these people have been allowed to get away with this in a country like the UAE, with such strict rules! It astounds me!

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    lebbo May 02, 2011
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    Yes the one that "interviewed" me in the picture on right is the one in black (on the right side). I think her name was Fazanna or something like this??? I still cannot believe that after so many complants and postings on the internet, these people have been allowed to get away with this in a country like the UAE, with such strict rules! It astounds me!

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  • De
    deb2000 May 02, 2011
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    Another thing some of the interviews are being conducted by some South Africans. One of them is Ms. Amy Brown which I doubt that is her real name. I do not know how some people offer themselves to do this to people. It is a shame and she seemed so nice. I should have known when she started complimenting me from the get go of my experience. So Amy Brown I hope you read this and God will judge you accordingly not us ! Find a real job and not with unethical people! Or is that you lack the education and morals to do so ? Because the first name I am bringing up in court is your name. You are an accomplice to unethical business activities. Let's see how nice you look behind bars.

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  • Su
    suresh276 May 02, 2011

    I am also a victim of their scam, now I want to get back my money. Anybody victim interested to join me please e-mail me [email protected]

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  • An
    anti-scam master May 01, 2011

    Once more i am posting their pictures

    Comments
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  • An
    anti-scam master May 01, 2011

    Dear Lebbo,

    I also feel sorry about you paying 300dhs for this kind of interview. Yes, they are going to provide you a CV for which you have paid but there is no vacancy or a real job offer. On the contract it says there that the payment is for CV Building only and is not giving you a guarantee that they will find a job. But on the interview, they will verbally tell you that they are going to give you a job and that the interview is for a job vacancy and that they are conducting the interview in behalf of their clients which i don't know on earth which company will take the service of these ### for HR Services.

    A lot of companies already know what Core Elements is all about. Please let me us know who conducted your interview so we can do something about it.

    According to a reliable source from labour court, there is already a case filed against this company and that the hearing will start this week. Unfortunately, the date has not been revealed. More than 30 people filed a complaint against them and i don't think they can get out from this mess.

    Core Elements is still operational these days, but their license is expired. Don't believe whatever they will tell you. Everything abou this company is FAKE!

    P.S.
    Please check the pictures posted and let us all know who did your interview.

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  • De
    deb2000 Apr 30, 2011
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    Dear Lebbo:
    I am a victim also, They say they will update your CV but it takes them 2 weeks to send it to you and it is not done professionally. Going by the feedback that i have received from employers which have called me after I submitted my CV it was not up to their standars and I had to submit my old CV which I had prepared. Also it is all a scam as you see nobody has gotten a callback for a job at all. I am sorry this happened to you. i was offered a job by cannon group as well as most of the candidates. be careful next time.

    Regards

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  • Le
    lebbo Apr 29, 2011
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    I am reading all this too late. I also got the text and went for the "interview" today, and ended up paying 300AED for the woman to update my CV (which would take 7 to 10 days) and then I would have to authorize them to continue with my application with this large company (not even named). So does anyone out there have anything at all positive to report about this company? Have they found jobs for ANYONE??? Do they actually send you an updated resume??? I cannot find anything positive at all on any of the hundreds of web sites which mention this company. Surely if they are fraud, then the strict laws in this country would have stopped them by now, no???

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  • Mo
    Mohamed Salama Apr 29, 2011

    I am seriously loving this website... First of all, I would like to thank the person who took the time to inform everyone about these snakes... If it wasn't for him, I would've been another sad victim. I just got back from the interview a few hours ago, I went through everything as mentioned above my almost everyone and halfway through the interview I was asked to pay 200 Dhs but thank God I had forgot all my money and cards in my car downstairs, I told her I will go downstairs to get the money and will go back upstairs to pay her. While I was going downstairs to bring the money I started having questions in mind about this company and began to sense that it's a scam, this is when I immediately googled them on my I Phone downstairs and thankfully landed on this page. The only thing that is bothering me the most is that I had to drive back & force all the way from AD to get to their place. Oh well

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  • Ah
    AHMED555 Apr 29, 2011

    I have attended an interview with them before 4 months and found they are fake. When they call me for interview, they never said, for wt position, wt is the scale of salary etc. During the interview, the questions were very simple, the toughest question was " tell me about yourself" " y u want to quit the current job " Today, i got the call one more time, therefore i wanted to know the profile of the company and browsed. Thanks to COMPLAINTSBOARD.COM. I am not going to attend the interview tomorrow with them.

    As getting money from job seekers is not allowed by UAE law, they are using a special terminology called " CV WRITTERS". They will say, they will write a attractive CV for you and ask for money. PLS DONT PAY, Coz, your CV is already good enough.

    AHMED.

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