The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday reiterated its warning on fake job offers proliferating in the internet through email and social media.
The POEA recently received a forwarded email informing a recipient that he was selected for a supposed employment in Canada with employer representatives already in the Philippines to interview applicants.
The sender promises non-payment of placement and processing fees, but applicants are asked to pay P3,800 for slot reservation.
The email sender claims existing partnership with a licensed recruitment agency in the Philippines for the supposed conduct of the seminar and processing of employment documents.
Various jobs are offered including farm laborers, fruit pickers, factory workers, medical staff, caregivers, engineers, truck drivers, and office workers.
The scammer entices applicants by offering too-good-to-be-true remunerations such as high salaries, 250 percent overtime pay, and paid vacation.
The applicants are instructed to send the reservation fee through a money remittance company. After receiving the payment, however, the scammer stops communicating with the victims.