Labour department distances itself from bogus website UIF fraudsters
THE Department of Labour has warned the community of a bogus website doing the rounds on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.
Through this website fraudsters promise to help the public receive ‘benefits’.
‘The public are advised to follow the instructions on the website, claiming they have a list of workers who worked between 1990 and 2018 and have the rights to claim benefits of R33 000 from the Department of Labour of South Africa,’ said the departmental spokesperson, Teboho Thejane.
‘As a department we wish to distance ourselves from such a claim. There is no list of workers who qualify for benefits. The Department of Labour manages the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) unemployment benefits, and has never published any list of people qualifying for benefits.
‘The claim is blatantly fake. Unemployed workers must apply for benefits at their nearest labour centre in person.
‘They must be registered as work seekers and take the necessary documents with them,’ Thejane said.