BEWARE: Filipina 'scammer' victimizes fellow OFWs

This viral video shows an alleged scammer who was caught victimizing fellow overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) using a fake recruitment scheme.


Chiney Radaza, who posted the video on Facebook, warned her family and friends to be aware of the scam. She said the suspect is not alone and the group is making rounds in shops and malls in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), pretending to hire people for jobs in duty free outlets.

In the video, which is 9 minutes and 26 seconds long, the alleged scammer is seen trying to convince an OFW to apply for a job with a minimum basic pay of 4,000 Dirhams (about P49,000) per month, free accomodation and transportation, sales commission, and benefits like free plane tickets for a yearly vacation among others.


The suspect identified herself as Regine Reyes from San Mateo, Rizal, and claimed she was from "Dana Agency." However, she failed to show the business license and business card of Dana as well as an Emirates ID when the persons grilling her asked for it.

Reyes was unaware that the owner of Dana Express Travels Dubai was behind her, listening and taking pictures.


When pressed to show an ID, she pulled out a piece of paper from her bag, but the picture on it apparently did not match. Her passport, she said, was kept in their office.

Reyes repeatedly said her employer is a certain Sajid Abdullah, whom she claimed is the owner of Dana. She got the shock of her life when the real owner of the travel agency approached her and warned that there was a cop outside.

The alleged scammer was blocked by a man, believed to be a store staff, when she attempted to leave.

In a comment, Radaza said the suspect is now in jail.

You must watch this video ....To all my family and friends , be aware of this scammed, they are pretending to hired people for duty free but is not true. They are rounding all over the shops and mall. I catch her in the shop and she is not alone. Watch this video and share it please. ..!!!

Posted by Chiney Radaza on Monday, May 11, 2015


The viral video already got over a million views and counting. This an estimated total since Radaza's video was reposted on various Facebook pages for OFWs.