The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday posted a release on social media warning the public of employment scams purportedly offering jobs in the United Kingdom.
According to DFA, the Philippine Embassy in London reported online scammers are enticing job seekers with possible job opportunities, including positions such as au pairs, drivers, gardeners, cleaners, caregivers, nannies, and private nurses.
“It is disheartening to see our kababayan duped out of their hard-earned money by nefarious online scammers who offer non-existent jobs,” said Ambassador Antonio M. Lagdameo. “The embassy urges interested applicants for employment opportunities in the UK to exercise due vigilance by verifying first with Philippine Overseas Employment Administration before parting with their funds.”
Last month, DFA posted a notice informing the public that passport appointments, a requirement when applying for a new passport or renewal, are not accessible through social media.
“DFA does not offer passport appointment slots through social media accounts, and does not own nor is associated with any websites and Facebook accounts other than its official websites and social media accounts,” the agency affirmed in their post.
“DFA does not tolerate any activities involving the illegal trade of online passport appointments,” they added./WDJ