POEA warns of another e-mail scam, Australian hospital disowns English training for Filipino nurses

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday exposed another e-mail scam targeting Filipino nurses and other medical practitioners for supposed employment in a hospital in Australia.

Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said the POEA received another recruitment e-mail, supposedly coming from Sydney Adventist Hospital, this time charging a fee of PhP3,750.00 for a two-day “British English” training.

This is similar to the one allegedly sent by Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Canada which offers “Visa Interview Coaching” for a fee of Php 3,888.00.

Karen Franchiti, human resource specialist of the real Stevenson Memorial Hospital wrote the POEA denying having any business relation with “Stevenson Consultancy” which is supposed to conduct the training in the Philippines.

Cacdac said the promises are similar: no placement fee, no processing fee, no salary deduction, no show money, no experience required, free accommodation and food allowance.

“This is a simple cut and paste job and is probably sent by the same group of swindlers which uses legitimate companies to lure victims”, Cacdac added.

Sydney Adventist Hospital, located in New South Wales, Australia, was informed of the scam and has since denied having a part of it.

An alert in Sydney Adventist Hospital’s website said it has not issued advertisements, emails and other notices encouraging nursing staff in the Philippines to submit applications for training for employment.

“The information about Sydney Adventist Hospital recruitment is not accurate and we have not organized training courses and hospital representatives will not be in the Philippines on July 21 and 22nd to employ people,” the hospital said in its warning.

Cacdac said nurses from Philippines and other countries wishing to apply for employment as a nurse in Australia must be registered first with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA

“The training program referred to as the Sydney Adventist British English Training is not associated with Sydney Adventist Hospital. These notices have been issued without our knowledge or approval. Relevant authorities have been advised that these notices are inaccurate and are investigating who has issued them. Please do not pay any fees for the advertised training in the hope of gaining employment here,” the alert said.

Job applicants who have received such recruitment e-mails should forward the same to info@poea.gov.ph for investigation by the POEA, Cacdac said.



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7 thoughts on “POEA warns of another e-mail scam, Australian hospital disowns English training for Filipino nurses

  1. maam/sir….iam mr. argie escubio from mandaon masbate…last march 2012 i employed here in saudi arabia riyadh from jones international manpower services through afras contracting company here in saudi as service crew…last august i was terminated with my company as no result, then my company send me to my contracting company which is afras contracting, last august niligay ako nang contracting company ko sa habib hospital as cleaner with the salary of 600 sr…4 day lng poh ako at nag stop poh ako kasi 600 yun salary..then binigyan nila ako nang exit paper kasi raw poh pauwiin poh nila ako…nag pirma poh ako tas 6 months na poh hanggang ngaun di pa rin poh nila me pinapauwi poh until now kinausap ko poh ung contracting company ko poh na magtatrabaho poh ako sabi poh nila wala na sila maibigay na work sa akin …last day pumunta poh ako kasi pinatwag ako para sa pag pirma nang resignation poh para makauwi na raw poh ako..diko poh pinirmahan sa dahilan poh na i will not resign in my contracting company…dito poh hawak ko ung resignation letter poh na pinapirmahan poh nila sinabi ko na rin poh problema ko poh rito pero sa agency ko sa pinas pero poh wala silang action poh sa status ko poh rito……naidolog ko na poh ung problema ko sa kay atty. ampang ng polo embassy poh ilang beses poh ako pumunta poh dun…first week nang january poh pinontahan ko narin poh uli para sa complain ko but atty. ampang said that he will have no way to solve my problem, galit poh sya pasigaw sa akin sa loob nang opis nya….naghintay poh ako sa labas nang opisina nya at nakita poh nya ako pinagalitan poh nya ako but daw poh andun pa poh ako…wala na raw sya magawa kundi ung babayaran ko ung pinapabayad na 7500 riyal nang afras plus ticket para makauwi na raw poh ako dahil sa hindi pa raw tapos kontrata ko poh….! maam/sir maiiyak iyak poh ako sa mga sinasabi nya poh…pinasa ko na rin poh sa tambayan online ung problema ko last day pero diko poh alam kung kailan nila ako bibisitahin sa compound nang afras poh dito maam….in the whole 6 months di ko poh alam kung san ako kukuha nang makakain ko sa pang araw araw poh dito, mga kasama ko poh mga pinoy dito di ko rin poh inaasahan dahil sa maliit lng rin poh sahod nila 600 riyal…pag binibigyan nila ako ng pagkain un lng poh ang kakainin ko poh….diko na poh alam ung maaaring mangyari sa akin poh dito pag tumagal pa poh ako na wal;ng trabaho poh dito……!sana poh matogunan nyo poh mga problema ko poh rito…ito poh kontact number ko poh…0502906556/09472690107….

    thanks and more power
    argie escubio
    riyadh saudi arabia

  2. ask lang po ako….asawa ko po uuwi dito sa pilipinas sa dec. ang problema po ay ang kanilang kompanya ay nasa blacklist daw ng OWWA. Gusto nya pa pong makabalik sa Saudi. paano po ba ang gagawin nya. Mabibigyan ba siya ng Overseas Exit clearance ng Owwa kahit nasa blacklist kanilang kompanya? Ang kanilang kompanya po ay Kanoo Terminal Services sa Jeddah po. Pwede po bang mag inquire kayo tungkol dito kung ano ang totoo…. kung totoo bang nasa blacklist ang kompanya nila. Maraming salamat po

    1. Kung blacklisted hindi siya makakakuha ng OEC. Malamang hindi rin siya pabalikin sa kompanya na yan.

      Pwede mo naman i-cehck sa OWWA kung blacklisted ang isang company, by just inquiring. Wala naman mawawala sayo kung magtatanong ka lang bilang isang gustong magtrabaho sa ibang bansa.

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