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Beware fake maids offices: Kuwaitis and expats warned
September 1, 2016, 8:50 am

The Public Relations and Security Media Department of Ministry of Interior has warned Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates to avoid becoming victims of unlicensed domestic workers offices by only dealing with offices that are licensed by the concerned government authority.

In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the department stressed that citizens and expatriates should not entertain the advertisements that are posted on social media by such illegal offices as they aim to earn money by cheating people.

It explained that the Department General for Residency Security recently noticed a large number of complaints being lodged by Kuwaitis and expatriates against bogus domestic workers offices which advertised on social media about providing housemaids.

These offices are not registered under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and were being run without the permission of the ministry and other concerned authorities.

According to the complaints, these offices used to hand over domestic workers, receive money and then keep their mobile phones switched off after reaching an agreement with the domestic workers to run away from the families so that they can be sold to others.

There are a large number of such bogus offices which carry out these businesses using domestic workers who have been reported by the sponsors as absconding.

Source: Arab Times

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