POEA warns public on fake jobs posted on Facebook
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration warns job seekers on the proliferation of unauthorized Facebook pages that post supposed overseas job vacancies using the POEA name and logo.
Most of the Facebook pages offering jobs are operated by scammers, illegal recruiters, and other enterprising individuals who wanted to earn extra money though advertisements and links to other job portals. Owners of these Facebook accounts post job vacancies that were either fake or unverified and were not approved by the POEA.
They use page titles with catchy labels such as work abroad, job hiring and accredited agency to prompt job applicants, the target niche market, into ‘liking’ their page.
The POEA only has two (2) official FB pages: poea.gov.ph and poea.official. Both were verified as authentic by Facebook and have the blue verification badge.
Facebook pages like POEA Jobs Online, POEA Job Agency Hiring, POEA Job Hiring, POEA Jobs Abroad-Accredited Agency, POEA Job Hiring USA, New Zealand Job Hiring, POEA Job Agency Hiring USA, POEA Job Hiring Australia WORK Abroad, Work Abroad OFW, Work Abroad Poea Accrediated Agency, Work Abroad Opportunities, work Abroad Hiring, Work Abroad Poea Licensed Agency and many other pages that use the POEA brand are not in any way associated with or endorsed by the administration.
Job applicants are advised to use the POEA verification system at the POEA website instead of Facebook in looking for overseas jobs
Article Reference: http://www.poea.gov.ph/news/2018/PR_August%202018_WorkAbroad.pdf