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POEA Cautions Employment Hunters of Scam E-mails

POEA has cautioned job-hunters regarding a phishing e-mail scam, which falsely talks about employment abroad, published gmanetwork.com dated February 27, 2013.

It maybe noted that POEA is a government institution of the Philippines working to provide the Philippines overseas employment scheme's advantages to jobseekers.

Importantly, Hans Cacdac, POEA's Administrator told that he'd just got information from Luzviminda Padilla, Labor Attaché of Philippines to Washington D.C. regarding the phishing electronic mail. Interaksyon.com published this during the 2nd-week of February 2013.

Cacdac further told that crooks were even sending fake job e-mails to unwitting applicants to work as governesses inside USA.

He referred to an instance wherein a Filipino got one fake e-mail presenting an employment that didn't exist.

The Filipino looked for help towards substantiating an employment offer of a governess from certain Bishop Martin for Mrs. Julie Adams residing at 206 Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 007114, USA. In that offer, Bishop Martin called himself practicing law in association with Macroberts solicitors situated at New Jersey.

Explaining in detail, Cacdac stated that the particular Filipino used Western Union to transfer $276.99 to one Qunesha Clewis residing at 1520 Sepulveda Ave., Apt. G, San Bernardino, California regarding the employment opportunity.

On verifying, the labor office at Washington discovered that Bishop Martin, Julie Adams or Qunesha Clewis were names of wholly non-existent individuals the scammers actually invented.

Cacdac said that according to Padilla, she'd already requested for help from the Police Attaché of the Embassy-of-Philippine towards asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation for investigating into the cyber-offence.

Meanwhile, POEA reiterates to the public that it as well contact the suitable government institutions for making sure that work presented abroad is safe.

The agency further provides simple security guidelines to job-seekers for remaining safe from the above kind of job offers. These are: being suspicious when an offer sounds unbelievably true; not remitting money through e-mail; hiring a lawyer to peruse the job-contract before the would-be employee signs; not revealing bank account or credit card details over telephone; doubting agencies unwilling for giving a written agreement; as well as maintaining every vital document one has signed.

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