To secure a job overseas, OFWs and their families spend large amounts of time and money to pay for fees, paperwork, as well as trips to and from hometowns and cities. But in many instances, prospective workers can be scammed by illegal recruitment schemes.
For OFWs, knowing how to avoid being a victim can spell the difference between hope and misery. Here are some ways to guide you:
According to the POEA's pre-employment orientation seminar, OFWs can also prevent illegal recruitment by knowing how to spot an illegal activity:
To report cases of illegal recruitment, OFWs can file complaints at the POEA offices.
– Sofia Tomacruz with reports from Don Kevin Hapal/Graphics by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler.com