A growing number of fraudulent schemes which uses fake online email accounts is starting to arise these days. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has already issued a warning regarding this matter, Tuesday this month.
According to the statement released by DOLE, these fake account are victimizing Filipino job seekers. Emails, especially those coming from ([email protected]) is pretending to be the Philippine Embassy in United Kingdom (UK). They are recruiting overseas workers for non-existing jobs.
The scheme was busted when reports of this illegal activity reached the Philippine Trade & Investment Centre (PTIC) in London. It is said that this fake email address is recruiting workers for UK B1 Working Visa.
Furthermore, the PTIC clarified that this address is not connected to the Philippine Embassy in London or even into any government agencies in the Philippines.
London Labor AttacheReydeluzConferido immediately responded to these queries and is tracking down the source of this fraudulent email address. They are looking into filing a case against the people behind these scheme which victimizes Filipino workers.
“We hope that we could mobilize the other government resources to track its source and bring to justice those who are so brazen in this illegal activity,” says Conferido.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) also sent a reminder to all Filipinos looking for a job to only transact with them or their accredited agencies to avoid falling prey to these scammers. They can call the POEA hotline at 722-11-44/ 711-11-55 or you can send them an email at [email protected] if they want to verify the legitimacy of their recruitment agency or any job offers.