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POEA: Beware of Emails Offering Nursing Jobs in Singapore
After offering Filipino medical workers non-existent jobs in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and United Stated of America, swindlers are now luring them to “work” in Singapore.
Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said Mr. Tan Zhiyi, the Human Resource Division of Singapore General Hospital has alerted him of numerous inquiries they received from Filipino workers asking about the authenticity of the job offers sent through email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cacdac said Mr. Tan has denied the emails came from them, adding that their official emails use the internet address sgh.com.sg.The target victims were required to pay PhP3,800 for visa interview preparation fee through a bank account, which Mr. Tan claimed was not owned by the hospital.
Typical of other fake e-mails, the sender assures the worker of nonpayment of placement and processing fees, and free accommodation and food allowance, but they have to undergo seminars such as visa interview coaching or English/British language training prior to signing an employment contract.
Cacdac said the scammers have previously sent emails offering Filipino applicants nursing or caring jobs in Queensway Carleton Hospital, Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Shouldice Hospital, and Fraser Health in Canada; Sydney Adventist Hospital in Australia; and other known hospitals in UK and USA. Cacdac said recipients should not even consider answering such emails or entertaining supposed job opportunities spread though social media like Facebook and Twitter.
“It is safer for our jobseekers to submit their applications through licensed recruitment agencies in the Philippines,” Cacdac added.