Spam e-mail not from us — POEA

By on March 9, 2015

Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA)
Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA)

MANILA — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) advised recipients of e-mails supposedly coming from them to ignore it particularly those that instruct clicking an attachment.

At the same time, Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac informed recruitment agencies that administrative actions or decisions on adjudication cases are sent by means of sheriff or courier service and not through e-mail.

He issued the statement after receiving queries from companies about e-mails purportedly coming from the POEA’s official e-mail address with ‘Notice of Suspension’, ‘Banned Agencies’, Suspension/Banned Notification’ and ‘Best Recruitment Agency for 2014’ as subjects.

Cacdac reminded them to be cautious if they received e-mails, especially those with attachments.

“E-mail 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.

The POEA chief said it was easy to detect the e-mail as fraudulent because the sender has no name and position title and the letter was poorly written.