Beware of suspicious schemes
Today we join the Police Chief Operations Officer, Assistant Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu, and the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate, in warning people to beware of suspicious money-making schemes.
Before they decide to register for those schemes they should check out these organisations and the people behind them.
Are the organisations legally registered? Any credible job agency will register with the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations. If they are not then stay away from them. The lure of easy money and travel can be deceptive so it is important that any scheme should be vetted and verified to ascertain their credibility. People who ignore this warning have only themselves to blame if they finally get caught up in an alleged scam. Gullible people have been caught in the past by scams. Their naivety or just plain stupidity have landed them in hot water. We should learn from those bad experiences and ensure that they don’t happen to us. Alarm bells should be ringing when what a scheme is offering sounds too good, to be true. Be very careful of promises that sound good but don’t make sense and don’t add up in terms of costs. If you have doubts report it to the Police and other appropriate authorities.
We need to take a responsible approach to this issue because people have been hurt in the past.