BEIRUT: General Security Wednesday warned the public against falling for dubious job offers abroad, describing the scams as a “spy trap.”
A statement from the office said: “Some people from inside and outside Lebanon try to convince [Lebanese] citizens that they can provide work for them abroad, using fictional company names and asking them to send their personal documents such as a passport or identity card by email or other means to specific addresses.
[The Lebanese] find out later that the companies are fictitious and do not exist.”
The statement said the scams were designed to trick individuals into espionage and urged citizens to report them by calling 1717 or going to the nearest General Security post.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 16, 2014, on page 4.