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Illegal Recruitment

If you want your application to be a smooth sailing and not to be scammed, avoid Illegal Recruitment by following the steps below:

  1. Do not apply at recruitment agencies not licensed by POEA.
  2. Do not deal with licensed agencies without job orders, check it in POEA Website or call POEA.
  3. Do not deal with any person who is not an authorized representative of a licensed agency.
  4. Do not transact business outside the registered address of the agency. If recruitment is conducted in the province, check if the agency has a provincial recruitment authority.
  5. Do not pay more than the allowed placement fee. It should be equivalent to one month salary, exclusive of documentation and processing costs.
  6. Do not pay any placement fee unless you have a valid employment contract and an official receipt, avoid paying in advance, only after visa and contract arrives.
  7. Do not be enticed by ads or brochures requiring you to reply to a Post Office (P.O.) Box, and to enclose payment for processing of papers.
  8. Do not deal with training centers and travel agencies, which promise overseas employment, they do not deploy worker.
  9. Do not accept a tourist visa when you should have a working visa.
  10. Do not deal with fixers, they are the people who offers service on processing your passport.

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