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POEA Reveals Another Nanny Job Scam in USA
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday warned jobseekers of another job scam through e-mail.
Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said that other than nurses and other medical professionals, swindlers are also targeting unsuspecting applicants offering them job as nanny in the United States of America.
Cacdac said he received last week a memorandum from Labor Attache Luzviminda Padilla of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Washington DC endorsing the case of a Filipino national who requested assistance from the POLO to verify a job offer from Barrister Martin Bishop, as Nanny for Mrs. Julie Adams of 206 Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 007114 USA.
In the job offer, a certain Martin Bishop represented himself as a Barrister associated with Macroberts Solicitors based in New Jersey.
Cacdac said the victim has remitted US$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 POLO found out that Martin Bishop, Julie Adams, and Qunesha Clewis were all fictitious names invented by the scammer.
Labatt Padilla cited another case of a Filipina who was also offered a job as nanny by a certain Dr. Mark Balek of New York Hospital. She was likewise directed to send $300.00 via Western Union to a person in Malaysia. When POLO contacted the office of Dr. Balek, her secretary said it was all a scam and denied that he is hiring a nanny and claimed that this scam has been going on for some time.
Padilla reported that she has already sought the assistance of the Philippine Embassy’s Police Attache to request the FBI to investigate this cyber crime.