The foreign ministry has warned Egyptians of the risk of obtaining fake work contracts in Libya, as it embarks to rebuild itself following the killing of Muammar Gaddafi.
“Libya has expelled a number of Egyptians who flew to the country with fake work contracts attributed to the Libyan authorities,” Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Amr Roshdy said.
The ministry also told Egyptians to be alert for fraudulent offers of work.
“Some people stole null contracts and sold them for Egyptians who are seeking to work in Libya,” the ministry said in a statement.
“Once they arrived in Libya, they were expelled because of those fake contracts.
“The foreign ministry calls on Egyptian people not to trust any such contracts unless they are approved by Libyan authorities.
“All the current work contracts in Libya include the logo of the National Transitional Council [Libya’s interim rulers].”
Libya is set to officially declare its liberation on Sunday after Gaddafi, who ruled the North African oil-rich country for 42 years, was killed in his hometown Sirte on Thursday.