MANILA – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Thursday warned the public particularly against the selling of fake appointment forms for the processing of documents of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
In a Facebook post, the agency said many applicants have been victimized by unscrupulous individuals selling fraudulent appointment documents for the processing of verification or certification of OFW records.
“Many applicants have been caught holding fake appointment forms they say they bought from some employees of recruitment agencies and computer shops," it said.
It added that in these instances, either the name or the date indicated in the appointment form is altered in these documents.
At the same time, the POEA reminded jobseekers that the genuine appointment form is for free and can be found on its website.
“The free and genuine appointment form is only available at ofwrecords.poea.gov.ph,” it said.
Meanwhile, the agency said those involved in the falsification of official government documents will face criminal charges. (PNA)