THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued a warning Monday against fraudulent online organizations claiming to be the agency and offering non-existent jobs.
In a statement on Tuesday, POEA cited the “proliferation of fake Facebook pages that falsely use the name and logo of the POEA to advertise job vacancies in countries like Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States.”
POEA said the only valid Facebook page of the agency is facebook.com/poea.gov.ph. Job seekers can verify job openings through POEA’s social media page or the agency’s website.
POEA added that a Facebook page named “POEA Job Hirings in New Zealand” recently offered openings for Filipinos at automaker Honda Motor Co. Ltd., in New Zealand, which it dismissed as a scam.
“The company has since denied any active recruitment activity in the Philippines or any country outside New Zealand,” POEA said, adding that POEA Job Hirings in New Zealand is also a fake POEA page.
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