A new complaint has been filed over the employment agency which was convicted of collecting excessive fees from job seekers last 2015.
This time around, the complaint was from two domestic helpers of Filipino descends who alleged the recruiter of taking thousands of dollars over a fake job offering which was supposed to be for their relatives.
According to a certain Nancy, they have filed a complaint against Lennis Ebrahim, owner of Vicks Maid Consultant Co., after they were offered nonexistent jobs including gardeners, drivers and other jobs in Hong Kong for a payment of $7,000 and $12,000 each.
After her applicants started chasing him, Ebrahim started to move out of her office in Kwun Tong as applicants realized that they were offered nonexistent jobs.
Aside from Ebrahim, another two Filipina was employed identified only as M.J Biscocho and N. Lumatac. They helped lure applicants into paying fake placements fees.
On July 12, Nancy together with her friend who was also a victim of fake jobs filed a complaint at the Employment Agency Administration. They also reported the three individuals to the Mong Kok police and signed their sworn statements.
According to the friend of Nancy who maintained anonymity, she was asked to pay $16,000 which served as a down payment for the helper job for her sister, waiter job for her husband, and a position in a factory for her brother.
“As long as mag-down ka, i-forward na agad sa Pilipinas ang kontrata,” the staff allegedly promised them,” says the friend of Nancy.
According to Nancy, Ebrahim and her staff talk as though the jobs were real which made them believe soon after.