Sunday, September 12, 2010

Beware of Net Recruit scam – POEA

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has warned Filipinos planning to work in Malaysia about a recruitment scam being perpetrated through the Internet.

Baldoz aired the warning after receiving a report from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Kuala Lumpur saying there are mails proliferating in the Internet on an alleged notice from the Immigration Department of Malaysia about its visa processing requirements.

“Such notices are a hoax and prospective workers for Malaysia should be very wary about answering these hoax emails,” Baldoz warned in a news release.

She explained that the alleged notice from the immigration authority is sent as an email to a prospective applicant informing him of a pending appointment letter from a certain company, Mobil Oil Company, which allegedly requests for the processing of the applicant’s documents.

In a sample email received by a prospective applicant, labor attaché to Kuala Lumpur Hassan Gabra Jumdain said the email states that after securing all the necessary documents from the applicant, the processing of a visa or residence work permit would cost the worker a total of $670 that the applicant should send through Western Union to an account name with a government office address in Kuala Lumpur.

“The email also indicates that the cost of pre-paid flight tickets will be shouldered by the host employer, in this case Mobil Oil Company,” Jumdain reported.


1 comment:

POEA said...

Marami ng nagkalat na scam ngayon kaya ingat sa pag-aapply. Mag-apply lang sa mga licensed agencies ng POEA.

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