The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Monday denied sending emails to recruitment firms where receivers are asked to click an attachment.
Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac issued the statement after receiving queries from recruitment firms about emails purportedly coming from the POEA’s official email address with ‘Notice of Suspension’, ‘Banned Agencies’, Suspension/Banned Notification’ and ‘Best Recruitment Agency for 2014’ as subjects.
Cacdac advised recipients of these emails to ignore them particularly those that instruct clicking an attachment.
“Email spammers commonly use attachments to sneak viruses into the victim’s computer. They even trick you to into sharing personal information like passwords or credit card numbers,” he said in a statement Monday.
Cacdac said administrative actions or decisions on adjudication cases are sent by means of sheriff or courier service and not through email.
He reminded the recruitment firms to be cautious if they received such emails.
Cacdac said it was easy to detect the email as fraudulent because the sender has no name and position title and the letter was poorly written.