Labour depart­ment dis­tances it­self from bo­gus web­site UIF fraud­sters

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Muzi Zin­c­ume

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.

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