The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Dubai and Northern Emirates received reports that certain individuals and entities, through social media posts, have been promising unemployed Overseas Filipinos based in Dubai jobs located outside the United Arab Emirates (cross-country). Recruited workers sometimes enter the country of employment illegally and are subjected to unfair labor conditions and practice. Oftentimes, Overseas Filipinos are deployed to a country without POLO, or made to work in outskirts and conditions that prevents the workers to leave / ask for help.

POLO Dubai warns the public to exercise extreme caution in pursuing job offers and applications for employment posted on social media (Facebook groups / Tiktok / Youtube / etc.) to avoid falling victim to illegal recruitment and human trafficking schemes.  Overseas job seekers may confirm the existence and legitimacy of approved job orders per position, per agency, and per country through the POEA website at

We encourage the public to immediately report any suspicious recruitment activities to POLO Dubai ([email protected]; +971506526626), Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and Northern Emirates ([email protected], +971565015755; +971565015756) or to the nearest police station.