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POEA ADVISORY ON ALLEGED JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN CANADA AS MUSHROOM PICKERS

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Philippine Embassy in Ottawa’s Advisory on Alleged Job Opportunities in Canada as Mushroom Pickers

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ADVISORY ON "PHILIPPINE GLOBAL COIN"

6 March 2018 —The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto wishes to inform the public that the Philippine Senate has not entered into a partnership with Digital Currency Co., Ltd. for the release of a virtual currency called “Philippine Global Coin”.
The Consulate reminds Filipino communities across its jurisdiction to beware of investment schemes supposedly endorsed by the Philippine government or any of its officials.

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Illegal Recruitment of Filipinos from Third Countries for Deployment to Russia

There has been an increasing number of cases of illegal recruitment of Filipinos already overseas for deployment to Russia. Most are recruited from Hong Kong, Singapore and the Middle East as household workers. Huge fees are often charged by the illegal recruiter.

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Email Scam

The Consulate General of the Philippines in Toronto has recently been notified that there is an e-mail circulating instructing recipients to click on the link in the said email, go through the documents and fill in the 2017 support form. The said email originated from judfayeee@gmail.com and stated that it was from this Consulate.

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ADVISORY FROM THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) ON SUCCESS200 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CORPORATION

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto would like to inform the public of the advisory from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Enforcement and Investor Protection Department (EIPD) on the investigation conducted on SUCCESS200 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CORPORATION or SUCCESS200. The investigation showed that the said entity is engaging in unauthorized investment-taking activities without the required registration in violation of the Securities Regulation Code (SRC). The public is advised to exercise caution in investing their hard-earned money in similar high-yield, high-risk investment schemes.

For clarifications concerning this matter, kindly contact Ms. Angela R. Planas of the Enforcement and Investor Protection Department at tel. no. (+632) 584-7187 and 584-7652 and email address: jose.aquino@sec.gov.ph.

SEC Advisory

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ADVISORY ON POSSIBLE EMPLOYMENT SCAM

The Consulate General of the Philippines in Toronto wishes to inform the public of a possible scam targeting nurses and others in health-oriented professions in the Philippines by offering them non-existent jobs in Canada, particularly as caregivers at Ian Anderson House, an in-resident cancer hospice located in Oakville, Ontario.

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IMPORTANT ADVISORY IN BOOKING AIRLINE TICKETS

Important Advisory in Booking Airline Tickets

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TRAVELING BASIC ALLOWANCE POLICY SCAM ALERT

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto would like to warn the general public against the possibility of a new scam being perpetrated by unscrupulous elements against people traveling out of the Philippines. This concerns a supposed “Traveling Basic Allowance Policy” by the PHL government wherein travelers leaving the country are required to show actual money at the airport before they are allowed to fly. As part of the modus operandi, a purported official document will be issued to the victims by a fictitious government office calling itself the “Bureau of Aviation” .

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WARNING AGAINST SCAM TARGETING OVERSEAS FILIPINOS

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is warning the public against a scam targeting overseas Filipinos who are being asked to provide emergency financial assistance for relatives in the Philippines who purportedly are involved in accidents.

The modus operandi of the scam involves an individual who introduces himself as an official of the Philippine Embassy or Consulate over the telephone and reporting on an unfortunate incident involving a close relative of the overseas Filipino that requires immediate cash transfer in order to proceed with emergency life-saving medical procedures…

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WARNING AGAINST E-MAIL SCAM OFFERING POTENTIAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR FILIPINO NURSES IN TORONTO HOSPITALS

The Consulate General of the Philippines in Toronto has recently been made aware that there is an e-mail circulating among registered nurses in the Philippines inviting them to attend “coaching interviews” by Toronto-based hospitals (Shouldice Hospital, etc.) for potential employment by these institutions, for which the invitees have to pay a substantial fee…

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