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Veterans Bank warns of online recruitment scam | #phishing | #scams | #hacking | #aihp

PHILIPPINE Veterans Bank (PVB) is warning the public, especially jobseekers, to be wary of unscrupulous individuals posing as recruiters for the Bank and charging fees to job applicants.

According to PVB, the recruitment scam was being done online via social media and tricking people into believing they were interacting with the Bank’s recruitment department. As victims are lured in, they are led to believe that they have been hired by the Bank and are then charged fees supposedly for medical examination prior to starting. The fraudsters also use the Bank’s corporate logo and name-drop Bank official to make their scheme more credible.

“Veterans Bank will never ask job applicants for fees or charge them anything during the job application process,” said FVP Miguel Angelo C. Villa-Real, Head of PVB’s Marketing and Communication Division. “Additionally, we do not employ individuals to do recruitment activities outside of our official channels both online and offline.”

PVB discovered the fraudulent activity after receiving feedback from would-be applicants who double-checked with the Bank’s Customer Care team on the veracity of the online recruitment.

FVP Villa-Real advises interested job applicants to directly get in touch with the PVB Talent Planning and Recruitment Department for their job-related inquiries or check the Careers Page of the PVB website. To report any fraudulent recruitment activity, the Bank advises individuals to contact PVB’s Customer Care via [email protected]

Online fraud may also be reported to the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group at email [email protected] / [email protected]

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