While many of our kababayan based overseas aspire to put up a business of their own, the dream is one that is not so easy to attain, especially when there are many considerations that need to be addressed first with the government of the host country you are covered by.
And because we know that one of the best ways to achieve financial freedom is by setting up a sustainable business that can provide for you and your family in the long run, it’s always a good decision to aspire setting up a business.
Pinay in Dubai Accused of Business Scam
In line with this, a Filipina has been accused of using a fake trade license and swindling AED 143,000 (USD 38,938) from an American businessman based in Dubai, as shared in a report by the Khaleej Times.
The 44-year old Filipina manager had met with the American businessman back in April last year, and convinced the latter to work a partnership with her in setting up a café in Internet City. The man, who was originally based in Syria, paid the woman a sum total of AED 143,000 to settle the formalities for the business venture, which includes a trade license issued for the business.
However, the man later on discovered that the license was fake, and was allegedly obtained by the Filipina through a staff member at the Al Barsha branch of the Department of Economic Development. The businessman informed officials that he had nothing to do with the fake license, and so he was instructed to file a complaint with the local police.
As per the American’s statement, the Filipina told him that she worked for a transaction clearance office. This led to the arrest of the Filipina on July 8 of last year.
The police shared that the Filipina told them that she gave the money to her office and went on leave. The woman also claimed that she didn’t know anything about the license being forged.
On March 20, the woman has been charged of forging a trade license and using an illegal license, along with issuing fake documents (receipts) as part of the crime, according to the Dubai Court of First Instance. The trial has been postponed until April 10.