Bahrain’s LMRA warns over fraud phone calls
Manama, May 9, 2013
Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has issued a warning over fraudulent phone calls demanding money from expatriate employees.
"The LMRA has learned that there are people impersonating its officers and calling expatriate employees demanding money to be sent to specific accounts in exchange for not taking legal action against them," said the statement, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
"The LMRA hereby announces that it does not collect money from employees, regardless of their legal status. Any and all monetary claims are demanded via an official invoice sent to the employer's legal address, and all invoices are settled through our banks in Bahrain and not abroad.
"The LMRA strongly condemns these criminal actions, and urges anyone who receives such a call not to respond to their demands,” the statement added. – TradeArabia News Service