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Oct
16
2013

Embassy Warns Against an Individual Offering Fake Exit Visa

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OFWs in Saudi Arabia especially those who desperately want to go home  are advised by the Philippine Embassy to be wary of a certain Warren Villegas Soriano who is allegedly offering to help OFWs facilitate their exit visas in exchange for money.

Soriano was reported to the Embassy by a group of OFWs who paid and submitted their travel documents to him after he promised that a high- ranking official would make it possible for their exit visas to be issued at the airport. Indeed the scammer returned their travel documents complete with exit visa reference codes and even the seat number for their flight.

However the exit visa reference codes specified in their travel documents were denied by Saudi immigration at the airport. The Embassy reiterate their warning to all OFWs against any individual who will promise repatriation assistance in exchange for money. They emphasized that issuance of exit visas can only be done through concerned Saudi authorities.

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Published in: OFW News, OFW Warnings
Oct
14
2013

Illegal Recruiters Offer Bogus Jobs in Italy

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Filipinos who wish to work abroad are warned against falling for recruiters that offer jobs in Italy but promise job seekers that their employment papers would have to be processed in Malaysia.

An advisory released by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said that they have received reports that this is the modus of two illegal recruiters who were identified as Andrew Lorenzo and Arnie Almazan.

POEA chief, Hans Cacdac said that in the submitted reports, Andrew Lorenzo claims to be an employee of Baggio S.p.a. Transporti Combinati in Italy and has been recruiting Filipinos to work for the said company.

Meanwhile, Arnie Almazan, the recruiter based in Malaysia collected Php55,000 from the applicants for their supposed placement fee. The clueless jobseekers also paid aPhp6,000 as POEA processing fee to another agent in the Philippines

According to Cacdac, Lorenzo and Almazan are both liable for illegal recruitment charges as they are not authorized to conduct any overseas recruitment activities.

Furthermore, the company in Venice, Italy, Baggio S.p.a. Transporti Combinati which is a freight forwarding company is not connected with any licensed manpower agency in the the Philippines.

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Published in: OFW Warnings
Aug
7
2013

OFW Guide: Avoid Luggage Tampering

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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) should particularly be conscious of the items that are not allowed in airports as they would often fill their luggage with so much stuff since their work contracts require lengthy stay.

Be aware that your luggage will be out of your sight once it is checked in and it can be tampered.  Luggage tampering makes innocent people suffer and surprisingly it is very easy to do. Often, a victim will only be aware that his luggage has been tampered when he is approach by the security personnel.

So how can a traveler avoid being a victim? Check out these tips from WorkAbroad.ph Facebook Fan Page:

  • Huwag ipagkatiwala ang inyong bagahe sa ibang tao lalo na sa mga di authorized personnel ng airport
  • Maging alerto sa iyong paligid. Ingatan ang gamit. Huwag itong ilagay o ipatong sa kung saan-saan.
  • Ang mga importanteng dokumento, pera at ilang gadgets ay ilagay sa inyong hand-carry bags.
  • Sakaling may lumapit na indibidwal at nakikiusap na makisabay ng padala, huwag itong tanggapin (ito po ay para maiwasan angdrug trafficking).
  • Huwag gumamit ng mga sub-standard na mgamaleta/bags.
  • Sakaling iche-check ang iyong bagahe, huwag pumayag na hindi mo ito makikita habang chine-check.
  • Magdala lang ng mga mahahalagang gamit upang maiwasan ang napakaraming bitbitin.
  • Focus. Huwag ilayo ang focus sa iyong mga dala-dalahin lalo na kung nandon lahat ng mga importante mong kagamitan.

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Mar
1
2013

OFWs / Balikbayans Warned Against Modus Near NAIA

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Police officials in Pasay City alerted Filipinos who are returning from abroad about a modus operandi operated near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) that targets them. They are advised to be cautious against opening the doors or windows of their vehicles to beggars or streetchildren that might approach them along the streets near NAIA to avoid being hurt or losing valuables. This modus is apparently done by a gang called “gagamba boys,” a group of males which are mostly in their teens.

According to Rodolfo Llorca, the chief Senior Superintendent of Pasay City police, a member of the gang would persistently knock or rap on the vehicles of balikbayans and when the passenger finally opened it, other gang members would proceed to take whatever valuable items that they can get. The poor victims take the risk of being hurt if they resist as there are cases when gang members hit the heads of the victims.

Llorca also said that these “gagamba boys” usually schedule their attack around 9 am because they know that this is the usual arrival time of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). It is also a time when traffic is worse so they can freely do their scam.

The Pasay police chief admitted that they are having a difficult time stopping this modus because they cannot arrest the gang members which are mostly minors. They can only turn them over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which would also release them after a few hours or a few days.

 

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Feb
26
2013

Email Scams Targets Filipino Nurses

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An advisory from the POEA warns nurses and other medical workers against the proliferation of overseas job scams that are being offered via email. Previous advisories from POEA informed that there are email scams that offer non-existent jobs for medical workers in countries like Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and United States of America.

To lure nurses and caregivers, Cacdac said that in the past emails, the scammers are using the names of famous hospitals overseas such as Queensway Carleton Hospital, Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Shouldice Hospital, and Fraser Health in  Canada; Sydney Adventist Hospital in Australia. The latest advisory revealed that email scams are also offering jobs in Singapore.

The POEA Chief, Hans Leo J. Cacdac was informed of this new email scam through Mr. Tan Zhiyi, the Human Resource Division of Singapore General Hospital which reported that they have received a number of inquiries from Filipino workers who are verifying job offers sent through the following email addresses: singaporegenhosp@zoho.com, singaporegeneralhosp @ojooo.com and singaporegenhosp@hush.com.

According to Cacdac, Tan said that they are not using the email addresses mentioned because their official emails use the internet address sgh.com.sg.

In the said email, the recipient are asked to send Php3,800 through bank deposit as payment for the visa interview. The Singapore-based official also denied that their company owns the bank account mentioned in the email.

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