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POEA Cautions Foreign Employment Seekers of Fake Recruitment E-mails

POEA has issued a security advisory to job-hunters stating they mustn't answer e-mails, which are captioned "You are selected!" particularly if the messages arrive from MNCs unheard of. Ofwngayon.com published this on March 13, 2012.

It maybe mentioned that POEA is a Philippines Government agency that provides opportunity to gain advantages of the country's foreign job-schemes.

Hans Leo Cacdac, Administrator of POEA states that anyone receiving an e-mail, which praises a candidate for getting chosen to any particular position of employment the person didn't apply for must know it's a scam. Ofwngayon.com published this.

Cacdac explained that anytime one posted his CV onto an employment search site, he revealed his private data to prospective job-recruiters, while simultaneously also disclosed it to Internet-scammers, hence caution is paramount. Gmanetwork.com published this on March 12, 2012.

As per the official, the job-recruitment e-mails promise employments within care-centers or hospitals inside USA and Canada at nearly zero expense by the applicant. Nevertheless, the e-mails mandate interview coaching and medical examinations within The Philippines for which the applicant must pay.

Citing one case, Cacdac says that a so-called organization named "Fraser Health" enrolls caregivers as well as nurses for jobs within Canada that actually don't exist. For, when the actual Fraser Health was enquired regarding dispatching such job-e-mails to prospective staff, the company denied the act wholly. Evidently, according to POEA, the spurious organization utilizes freely-available e-mail accounts from the website hushmail.com whilst the actual Fraser Health's e-mail utilizes own domain name that is fraserhealth.ca.

Cacdac further said that to rein in victims, the spurious organization offered lures like the candidates wouldn't be asked for any processing/placement fee, while the employer would bear all the expenses related to their work visa and airline tickets. Nevertheless, the scam trapped them via asking victims to make a different sort of payment amounting 3,750 pesos i.e. USD88 to attend an interview coaching at the Canadian Embassy along with another 5,000 pesos for getting a medical examination done.

Consequently, Cacdac recommends work-applicants getting such employment electronic mails that they must send the messages to info@poea.gov.ph so POEA as well as Police can take suitable action.

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