Taking serious note of the various instances of jobseekers being duped in the name of the Phillipine Overseas Employment Administration [POEA], the POEA Administrator has issued an advisory for the same.
According to Bernard Olalia, POEA Administrator, there were certain fake and bogus social media accounts, such as Facebook pages, that were misusing the name and logo of POEA.
With the vision of creating “excellence in governance for world-class Filipino migrant workers”, the POEA upholds the mission of facilitating the generation as well as preservation of decent jobs for Filipino migrant workers, promoting their protection and advocating their seamless integration into the Phillipine society.
As per the POEA, the fake POEA Facebook pages were neither approved nor verified by the agency for advertising job vacancies in countries such as – the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany.
In a News Advisory published on November 27, 2019, the POEA has reiterated its warning on email jobs scams. The POEA has urged overseas jobseekers to disregard emails informing them of their selection for supposed employment in countries such as the UK, the US, Canada, Poland, Ireland, and other developed countries.
Identifying the bogus Facebook accounts, Bernard Olalia has named various websites, such as –POEA Job Hiring USA/UK/Australia; POEA Accredited Licensed Agency; POEA Jobs Online/Abroad; Work Abroad-POEA Licensed Company etc.
In a statement, Olalia has denied “any active recruitment activity” by the POEA in the Philippines or any other country outside New Zealand.
As per Olalia, facebook.com/poea.gov.ph is the official Facebook account of the POEA. With a clue checkmark, the page is authentic as the page had been “verified by Facebook itself”.
Warning applicants against using the fake POEA FB accounts, Olalia has urged the applicants to first confirm the validity of the job offer, received either through social media or via email, by –
Always be cautious of too-good-to-be-true international job offers.
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