The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued a warning about a fraudulent visa interview coaching program that charges Php 3,888.00 for “visa interview coaching” and Php 5,000.00 for medical tests. The sender, David R. Purvis, used a hushmail.com free e-mail account to solicit prospective victims. This program is not to be trusted.
“No placement fee. No processing fee. No salary deduction. No show money. No experience required. Free accommodation and food allowance,” the email sender assures the worker. job applicants who have received such recruitment emails should forward them for investigation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The POEA seeks to promote and protect Philippine recruits. It issues a license to those overseas employers who want to recruit Philippine nationals. Its aim is to tease out unscrupulous recruiting activities.
Christopher T. Musillo is a partner at MusilloUnkenholt Immigration Law. He is a graduate of Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania. When not zealously representing his clients, Chris enjoys outdoor sports, listening to music, traveling and reading.