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POEA Cautions Employment Hunters about Online Job Scams

According to a warning by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), online job scams are once again doing the rounds, thus published workcaregiver.com dated July 12, 2012.

Describing these new scammers, Hans Leo Cacdac, Chief and Administrator of POEA stated that the criminals used e-mail communication to offer employment opportunities at well-known hospitals in USA and Canada devoid of any charges other than fees for medical tests as also coaching sessions for visa interview. Globalnation.inquirer.net reported this on July 16, 2012.

Cacdac explained that the said scammers already had job applicants' personal data from employment search sites; as a result any e-mail notifying a job-seeker about getting chosen for any particular employment that the person didn't apply for was surely an employment scam.

Cacdac stated that the POEA found one such e-mail that offered salaried works in the prestigious Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) at Ontario, Canada. That electronic mail informed the recipient about a post of a caregiver or nurse she'd been selected for.

Cacdac described the e-mail as asking for nil processing fee/placement charge/show money/wage deduction/ experience, while food allowance and free accommodation would be provided to the recruit.

However, perusing the e-mail properly, anyone could clearly find hints of a job fraud. For, the correspondence's starting portion was picked up ditto from the SMH's original website, Cacdac further said.

Moreover, the e-mail writer, one David R. Purvis utilized certain hushmail.com the id from a free e-mail service rather than the smhosp.on.ca Web-domain the hospital familiarly used, said Cacdac. Poea.gov.ph published this dated July 16, 2012.

The administrator as well made clear that immigration counselors couldn't involve themselves in any kind of hiring or settling of Filipino job hunters for employment abroad except if the POEA issued them an appropriate license.

He stated that applicants for jobs in Canada weren't required to submit huge fees to get consultancy from immigrant counselors about work visa as that was already obtainable from http://www.cic.gc.ca the Citizenship and Immigration Canada site.

In general, Filipino job-hunters inside their home country are urged for informing online job scams to the POEA along with the Department of Labor and Employment office.

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