MANILA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday warned jobseekers against fake social media accounts offering local and overseas career opportunities.
The DOLE, in a statement, urged the public to visit the agency's official website at www.dole.gov.ph, the PhilJobNet for local job postings at www.philjobnet.gov.ph, and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for overseas job orders at www.poea.gov.ph.
This after a jobseeker alias Mary was victimized by a Facebook page bearing the logo of the DOLE that offered work in Canada, Australia, Singapore, London, Calabarzon and Mimaropa for nurses, caregiver, managers, restaurant staff, among others.
Mary sent a supposed reservation payment of P1,000 to a certain Arthur Villena who posed as a DOLE employee.
After sending the payment, the alleged employee arranged for a meetup at the DOLE headquarters in Intramuros, Manila but did not show up. The victim then reported the incident to the agency.
The DOLE said it has reported the page and coordinated with Facebook to shut down the account.