The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration advised job applicants anew to be wary of job vacancies posted in the internet as advertisements enticing Filipino workers to apply for non-existent jobs in the United Kingdom are now circulating in the social media.
Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said the ads show signs of a scam and should
be ignored by job seekers.
In one Facebook account, the scammer used the name of a Philippine licensed
recruitment agency to solicit applicants for jobs as factory workers, drivers,
gardeners, cleaners, caregivers, nannies and private nurses for UK.
verification with the POEA’s database, however, the agency’s job orders from UK
were only for nurses and mostly for National Health Services (NHS) hospitals,
Cacdac said that as a general rule, given the strict migration policy of the United
Kingdom, household jobs are not allowed to be recruited from non-European
Economic Area (EEA) countries. The Philippines is not part of the European
“The Facebook advertisement is fraudulent because it promises overseas jobs
through direct hiring, no placement fee, and a monthly salary as high as
Php200,000, which are too good to be true,” said Cacdac.
Cacdac said internet-based scammers have been using the name of legitimate
employers and licensed agencies to attract unsuspecting victims
He advised applicants to always verify with the POEA the authenticity of
published employment ads found in the social media.