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Updated: 02/27/2013 19:46 | By Channel NewsAsia

Health ministry issues alert on possible recruitment scam

Health ministry issues alert on possible recruitment scam


Health ministry issues alert on possible recruitment scam

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health has issued an alert of a possible recruitment scam, promising jobs in Singapore’s healthcare sector.

It urged those who have received e—mails with job offers, along with requests for upfront payment, to confirm the validity of the job offer with the institution involved.

MOH issued this alert online, after its healthcare cluster, JurongHealth, posted a similar warning on its Facebook page on Monday.

The scam emails appear to target healthcare workers in the Philippines who have posted their resumes online.

A Facebook user said she received an email saying she had been selected for a staff nurse position.

The worker was hesitant about paying a deposit of 3,800 pesos (S$150) for a "visa interview preparation".

JurongHealth said it has received queries regarding an "Embassy Visa Interview Preparation" in the Philippines by a Jurong medical centre consultancy firm.

JurongHealth said it has no links with this consultancy firm.

It added that it is not conducting any recruitment exercise in the Philippines and did not send any emails asking for payment.

JurongHealth has reported the matter to the authorities.

— CNA/ck/xq

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