Hello OFW jobs friends! Be extra cautious when you receive e-mails from unknown sources for work interview or orientation for jobs you never applied in the first place.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration had received complaints and reports from overseas job seekers who were victimize by this modus operandi.
POEA re-issued their warning to all job applicants to disregard emails notifying that they are selected for alleged job hiring in some countries such as Canada, United States of America and United Kingdom for positions that they never applied.
Important announcement from our team at OFW Jobs: We learned that some people are posting notices in our Facebook page to send them a message if you are interested to work in Canada, USA and other English speaking countries. Our team advise our readers to deal only with recruitment companies legally licensed by POEA to recruit workers for any job opening abroad.
Per reports received by POEA, overseas work applicants received email notifying the recipient that he/she was chosen for a certain job position in a famous overseas company and that representatives of the employer are in the Philippines to conduct interview on qualified applicants.
The email scammer claims to have a partnership with a licensed Philippine recruitment agency for the alleged processing of documents for employment abroad. The sender even instructs the target jobseeker to verify with the POEA the status of the recruitment agency’s license status. (Of course, upon verification, the agency license to recruit is valid as the scammer had verified it in advance).
Jobseekers who received the scam emails are enticed by the promises of high salaries, no placement and processing fees and other very nice benefits and remuneration. Provincial applicants were even promised reimbursement of transportation expenses plus free accommodation and food.
But here is the catch that you should be aware of. The victim or the job applicant is then asked to send payment of P3,700 for the reservation of a slot in an orientation seminar which is supposed to be held in the office of the recruitment agency. The victim is directed to send the money thru a remittance company and once done, text the details of payment to the receiver of the money.
The victim is also advised to wait for an email that contains very important information as well as the maps and directions regarding the location of the recruitment agency.
However, after receiving the money from the remittance company, the scammer stops communicating with the victim.
So, for our dear overseas job applicants, do not fall victim to this scam. Beware of persons or recruitment agencies promising “too good to be true” remunerations and offers of employment especially those found on social media and those received via emails.
If you received such offer of employment, you may verify with POEA before sending any amount of money. You may call these POEA telephone numbers: 7221144 and 7221155.
Be vigilant and do not fall prey to these scammers!
Deal only with legitimate recruitment agencies. Verify with POEA first!