I was intrigued by a post I saw on my Facebook news feed today. It’s a photo of a Korean-Filipino family: a Filipino mom, Korean father and two kids. The owner of the page is spreading their photo on Filipino community pages on Facebook. The owner is claiming that the Korean-Filipino couple are illegal recruiters.
My first reaction? The accusation is serious… I hope that the Korean-Filipino couple would be able to defend themselves.
Based on the posts by the page admin, the Korean-Filipino couple claim that they own a factory in Korea. They are recruiting Filipinos who would like to work in Korea from Davao and Cebu. Allegedly, they are also asking for money from the prospective workers for as much as 48,000 pesos.
The Korean-Filipino couple should clear this up as they are being accused of a serious crime in the Philippines.
I don’t know if the stories are true since I don’t know the page admin and the Korean-Filipino couple. What I know is that it is advisable for everyone who wants to come to Korea and work here to do it legally ~ through the POEA. It is for their own protection. There is no short cut to glory 😀
Generally speaking, beware of illegal recruiters to Korea. Read this guideline from the POEA as they are signs of dealing with illegal recruiters.
For factory workers, there is only one way to work in Korea and that is through the POEA. There is no direct hiring for EPS jobs. I posted about working in Korea through EPS several days ago.
I’ve also received a few emails about people asking for money promising jobs in Korea. First, they will come to Korea as tourists and then work in factories. Again, it is illegal to come as a tourist and work without the proper visa.
Although I understand why some people would come and work illegally, doing so is not advisable as there are consequences. Future post!