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POEA Warns Job Hunters About E-mail Scams
The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency is warning Filipinos seeking employment abroad about e-mail scams offering jobs as nannies in the United States.
“Other than nurses and other medical professionals, swindlers are also targeting unsuspecting applicants offering them job as nanny in the US,” said POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac.
Cacdac’s warning comes in the wake of a memorandum he received from labor attache Luzviminda Padilla endorsing the case of a Filipino national who requested assistance from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Washington DC.
The Filipino sought assistance in verifying a job offer from one Martin Bishop for a job as nanny for Mrs. Julie Adams of 206 Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 007114 USA. In the job offer, Bishop identified himself as a lawyer associated with Macroberts Solicitors based in New Jersey.
Cacdac said the victim remitted $276.99 via Western Union to a certain Qunesha Clewis of 1520 Sepulveda Ave., Apt. G, San Bernardino, California in connection with the job offer.
Upon verification, the Washington labor office found out that Martin Bishop, Julie Adams, and Qunesha Clewis were all fictitious names invented by the scammer.
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