A job seeker loses 20,000 dirhams due to job fraud in the UAE

A young man filed a lawsuit before the Abu Dhabi Family Court and Civil and Administrative Claims, in which he asked to oblige two people to pay him an amount of 19,870 dirhams, which they obtained through a fraudulent operation, centered on providing a fake job opportunity, in addition to obligating them to pay a material and moral compensation of 20 thousand dirhams, and obligating them to pay fees and expenses.

Explaining his claim, he said that they sent him an e-mail, which included providing him with a job in a company, and then they sent a work contract to him, and asked him to sign it, and transfer cash to clear the contracting procedures with the company.

He continued: Accordingly, I transferred an amount of 19,780 dirhams in two payments, according to two transfers, to the defendants, and when they began asking them to set a date for me to undertake my work in the company, they proceeded to procrastinate and evade me, and then not answer my calls, which prompted me to open a complaint against them.

Immediately, the concerned authorities determined the identity of the two defendants, so that they were arrested and referred to the competent criminal court, which in turn issued a ruling convicting them and fining them a sum of money, while ordering their deportation from the state and obligating them to pay judicial fees, for the complainant to go to the civil court to claim compensation. The court indicated that according to the Civil Transactions Law, every harm to others obliges the doer, even if he is not distinguished, to guarantee the damage, pointing out that if the defendants are proven wrong, there is an error necessitating responsibility in their right, and the complainant has suffered damage as a result of the seizure of his money, It is represented in what he missed in terms of gain, and the loss that he incurred from not benefiting from the aforementioned amount, as well as his feeling of sadness and sorrow, after he deceived him about having a job in a company in the state.

Accordingly, the court decided to compel the defendants jointly to pay the complainant an amount of 19,780 dirhams, and to obligate them to jointly pay the complainant an amount of 3,000 dirhams, compensating them for the material and moral damages incurred by him, and obligating them to pay fees and expenses.


The civil court clarified that it was evident in the papers that the mistake made by the defendants was to seize the complainant’s money, amounting to 19,780 dirhams, using fraudulent methods, and they were convicted under a final judgment, pointing out that the act for which the defendants were convicted, which is the seizure of owned money. For the complainant, it is the same act on the basis of which the complainant relied in establishing his present case, and the penal judgment has been a necessary chapter in the occurrence of the act constituting the common basis between the criminal and civil cases, and in the legal description of this act, and its attribution to its perpetrator.