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Job-offer email a scam, says WRHA

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A local job offer directed at health-care workers in the Philippines is nothing but a spam scam. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority issued an alert Monday after learning about a potential scam where nurses and health care employees in the Philippines were offered employment in Winnipeg if they coughed up 3,800 Philippine pesos (about $90) to cover a "British English Training Fee."

Nothing about the offer is legitimate, said WRHA spokeswoman Heidi Graham.

"We alerted the police here and the authorities in the Philippines are already aware of it; apparently we weren't the only place that was targeted. Apparently it's not unique," she said.

There is nothing local police can do, but the WRHA wanted to make sure they were informed, Graham added.

The WRHA was alerted to the scam Monday morning by Winnipeg relatives of people in the Philippines who received the email.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 14, 2012 B2

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