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DMW warns OFWs on Job Scams on Facebook

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) has released an Advisory cautioning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) of job offers made by unauthorized recruiting individuals and entities on Facebook.

OFWs are advised to avoid dealing with the said illegal recruiters and to always fulfill their employment contract obligations,” reads the statement.

They advise Filipino job seekers to “always verify job offers through the DMW verification system to avoid being victimized by illegal recruiters.”

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Some victims commented on the advisory seeking for help.

“Paano ‘yung mga kababayan nating na-scam galing Davao… sana naman matulungan ninyo sila maibalik ‘yung pera nila. Sobrang dami nila na-scam from Davao, commented one Facebook user.

Others expressed their opinion on how what action should be taken against the online scammers.

“Those who are taking advantage and illegal recruitment should be dealt accordingly both individually or by group,” said one netizen.

Justin Aguilar

Justin is a former TV News Reporter for ABS-CBN News in the Philippines where she covered news stories at Northern Luzon for their nationwide audience. Her news reports were featured in their TV and radio programs such as ANC, TV Patrol World, Umagang Kay Ganda, Bandila and DZMM Teleradyo. She moved to Dubai three years ago and served as an online host, Brand and Marketing Manager and Communications Executive before finding her way back to her passion which is writing stories that matters. She enjoys capturing people’s hearts by highlighting the excellence of Filipinos in her stories and bringing the latest updates to both OFWs and global readers of The Filipino Times. Want to share your story? Reach Justin on Facebook: or send your story at: [email protected]

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