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OFWs warned against financial scams

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino migrant workers have been warned against financial scams that are circulating on the internet.

This, after the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, received complaints from Filipinos in Malaysia and in other countries victimized by the swindlers.

The embassy said the swindlers often target women workers with well-paying jobs in reputable companies.

The swindlers also use the names of Malaysian officials to allegedly support their spurious claims.

The embassy added that swindlers often befriend their targets by enticing them to claim a valuable package or bundles of foreign currency notes under a victim’s name in Malaysia; offering a lucrative job offer to a victim whose credentials and experience qualified him or her for the position in a company; sending SOS e-mail to bail out one of their “internet friends” allegedly in trouble or detained by authorities in Malaysia.

The swindler also orders the victim to remit money as a precondition for receipt of the goods, job contracts or marriage/engagement proposals.

The embassy told OFWs to contact and seek advice from the nearest Philippine post before committing to dubious internet offers.

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