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A New Internet Recruitment Scam for Malaysia Jobs Exposed

The Philippines Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis Baldoz has lately warned Filipinos scheduling to work in Malaysia about an employment scam being committed by means of the Internet, as reported by Inquirer Global Nation on September 5, 2010.

Baldoz released the warning after getting a report from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Kuala Lumpur. He states that there are e-mails circulating on the Web called - notification from the Immigration Department of Malaysia regarding visa processing necessities.

According to the warning, the suspected notification from the immigration office came in the form of an e-mail to inform candidates of a pending appointment letter from a company called Mobil Oil Company. The e-mail informs about the candidates processing fee and other documents.

Hassan Gabra Jumdain, Labor Attaché to Kuala Lumpur said that a sample e-mail received by a candidate stated that after protecting all the essential documents from the candidate, the processing of a residence work permit or visa would cost the worker around $670, which the candidate should send via Western Union to an account in Kuala Lumpur, as reported by Inquirer Global Nation on September 5, 2010.

Jumdain reported that the e-mail also specified that the price of pre-paid flight tickets would be accepted by the host company, in this case Mobil Oil Company.

Baldoz said that these types of notices were a scam and the potential workers for Malaysia should beware about responding to such fake e-mails, as reported by gmanews on September 4, 2010.

According to the reports, Baldoz recommended potential overseas Filipino workers to stringently study preventive measures while applying for employment in Malaysia. She also suggested workers that they should get in touch only with the licensed recruitment agencies listed at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) website. They can also visit the POEA for further guidance.

She further stated that they should not get attracted by charming words from agents and fixers promising them overseas employment for a payment.

Besides, she cautioned illicit recruiters to stop pursuing their evil trade as the law will ultimately catch them.

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