OWWA warns OFWs: Beware of fraudulent job offers flooding social media

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on Friday, Dec. 16, warned of the new scheme of employment scams on social media platforms that victimize overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

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In a statement, the OWWA National Capital Region (NCR) said it was alarmed over the spread of fraudulent job offers on Tiktok, Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram that target aspiring OFWs.

The agency alerted the applicants to be vigilant and scrutinize entities that offer a job for service representatives, data encoders, chat support staff, and call center agents in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand.

OWWA NCR Director Ma. Teresa B. Capa asked the OFWs to become critical and observant of their overseas applications.

Capa advised the OFWs to transact only with registered and highly reputable manning and overseas recruitment agencies.

Capa said aspiring OFWs should coordinate with OWWA if they need assistance with overseas applications.

The OWWA NCR accommodates calls and queries on overseas jobs through the OWWA Hotline: 1348, the OWWAofficial through Facebook, and the agency’s official website at www.owwa.gov.ph.

“Maging mapanuri at mapagusisa sa bawat proseso sa pagtanggap ng trabaho sa ibang bansa. Dumaan lamang sa tamang proseso at dumulog sa mga Legal na Ahensya ng Gobyerno. (Be critical and inquisitive in every process in accepting a job abroad. Just go through the proper process and approach the Legal Agencies of the Government),” the statement read.