Be­ware of sus­pi­cious schemes

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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.

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