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Issue #002 -- Beware of Job Scams!
February 10, 2011

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Issue #002, February 10, 2011

Filipinos keep going abroad to work because of better job prospects and lack of better opportunities back home. But the process of looking for jobs abroad is not a walk in the park. Not all overseas job listings are valid. Many aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs become victims of illegal recruitment or scams.

Getting ready to go abroad involves planning and some common sense. The desire of many Filipinos to go abroad and the overseas demand for OFWs can lead to exploitation.

This issue updates you on the new uploaded pages on job scams. It also includes a page about POEA – an agency that helps Filipinos get valid jobs abroad...

1) Internet Job Scams
The internet provides thousands of overseas job listings to future Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs. Internet job scams seem real at first and entice applicants to pay for something. Learn the types of internet job scams and how to avoid or detect them. The money you will save may be your own. Here’s how to avoid internet job scams for OFWs.

2) Job Offer Scams in the UK
Beware of job offers through emails! Filipino nurses receive job offers to work in the United Kingdom through emails. When the applicant replies to the offer, the sender asks for a complete and detailed CV. And the scam begins. The process will not start without the CV and the assistance of a lawyer that the sender appointed. Please read the job offer scams targeting Filipino nurses here.

3) The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
The POEA secure valid jobs abroad for OFWs either through agencies or direct hiring. It gives licenses to recruitment agencies so they can recruit and place workers for jobs abroad. But illegal recruitment is still a growing concern. Find out how the POEA protects OFWs and help them get better jobs abroad.

That’s it for now. Next issue you will still receive updates on the preparations for going abroad since this topic sets the foundation of being an OFW.

See you next month,

Dom Tuvera

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