After receiving information that a recruitment agency was charging fees to apply to the Consular Office of Japan in Siem Reap province, the Japanese embassy asserted that it does not employ the services of any agencies when hiring for the embassy or consular office.
“Recently, there has been a case where a recruitment agency required applicants to pay a commission to get a job opportunity at the Consular Office of Japan in Siem Reap,” it said in a notification on November 10.
The embassy, which did not specify the name of the recruitment agency in question, called on all citizens, especially those seeking employment, to be careful to avoid any loss.
“All recruitments of the Japanese embassy are never performed through a company or recruitment agency. All information is posted only on the embassy’s website and its official Facebook page,” it said.
Chan Sokhom Cheta, the chief of Siem Reap provincial Department of Labour and Vocational Training, said on November 11 that job postings made online could not be managed by the department.
“If a company that recruits workers abroad has the proper registration, we can control. But [this case] is something we need to investigate with the authorities,” he said.
Provincial deputy governor Ly Samrith said on November 11 that the case involved fraudsters with malicious intent in Siem Reap.
Samrith regretted that the scammers had not been identified.
“Now we are having an investigation and calling on individuals affected by this case to come together to provide additional information related to [the culprits] to ensure the protection of the interests of the people and the law,” he said.