French bureau warns over scam tar­get­ing Tai­wanese

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The Bureau Fran­cais de Taipei said that it is not aware of any re­cruit­ment ef­forts by the French For­eign Le­gion in Tai­wan, and sus­pects a scam, af­ter lo­cal me­dia re­ported the of­fice was re­cruit­ing Tai­wanese peo­ple to work in France for a high salary.

Lo­cal me­dia have been cov­er­ing an em­ploy­ment agency ad­ver­tise­ment that promised prospec­tive Tai­wanese mer­ce­nar­ies yearly salaries of at least 40,000 eu­ros, per­ma­nent res­i­dency in France if they are cho­sen by the French For­eign Le­gion and com­plete at least five years of ser­vice.

The bureau em­pha­sized that by law, the French For­eign Le­gion is only au­tho­rized to re­cruit on French soil, adding that it is un­likely that the mil­i­tary ser­vice wing of the French Army will re­quire the ser­vices of a Tai­wanese em­ploy­ment agency for new blood.

The ad­ver­tise­ment also said that medics can com­plete ad­di­tional train­ing to be­come physi­cians in France if they choose to do so af­ter be­ing dis­charged from the French For­eign Le­gion.

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