Two illegal recruiters met with their victim to collect a certain amount as processing fee. Little did they know that an entrapment operation had been prepared to arrest them of their illegal activity.
In a news made by ABS-CBN, a certain Helen Montes and her accomplice met their victim in a fast food. As soon as they receive the money amounting to Thirty-Five Thousand P35,000, they were arrested by the personnel from the NBI Anti-Organize and Crime Division.
Based on investigations, the two women are not accredited by POEA as employers. Unfortunately, their victim, Dale, claimed that he already paid them with One Hundred Five Thousand pesos P 105,000 with a promise that they will give him a job abroad. However, every time he would follow-up his application, they would be angry at him and would ask for additional payment to expedite the processing of his employment.
Apparently, they were promised to be hired as factory workers in Korea with a monthly salary of Seventy Thousand (P 70,000.00) pesos.
But the saddest part of it is the fact that Dale’s family even pawned their farm to be able to raise the amount needed for his employment.
On the other hand, the allegedly illegal recruiters claimed they personally know their victims and would be willing to return their hard-earned money. They also appealed to the authorities that they are not illegal recruiters and that they were only assisting applicants in the processing of applications.
Meanwhile, the National Bureau Investigation seeks to continuously remind the public, especially those who are planning to work abroad to background check the agencies who will process their applications. They then emphasized to have it checked with the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) where accredited agencies are listed.