The labor department has warned the public against bogus Facebook pages promising cash or prizes in exchange for likes and shares as well as those purportedly hiring for employment.
“Verify the registration of such companies with appropriate government agencies before engaging with them, especially in providing information,” DOLE warned.
The alert came after DOLE acted on a complaint against a certain company named ‘Eternal Investment’ alleging that it is gathering people on Facebook and assigning them to job positions on a voluntary or commission basis.
Recruits are allegedly assigned to positions such as executives, managers, and graphic artists.
The complaint also claimed that ‘Eternal Investment’ is reportedly “manipulating people and not paying proper dues based on the output of the volunteers.”
Upon coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry, it was found out that ‘Eternal Investment’ is not on the DTI’s list of registered businesses.
The said company is not also registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
To protect the public, the labor department’s Bureau of Local Employment brought the complaint to the Enforcement and Investor Protection Department of SEC for further investigation.
END/IPS – DOLE