THE Department of Labour has issued a warning to the public to be on alert for yet another new scam that promises workers who worked between 1990 and 2019 that they have rights to get financial benefits from the department.
The department has not asked anyone to come forward to receive “any so-called benefits”.
The scammers have been using social media platforms to woo the public about accessing benefits due to them.
“Workers who worked between 1990 and 2019 have the rights to get the benefits of
$30 000 (R422 650) by the Department of Labour of South Africa,” read the message.
The department wishes to emphasise that it has not promised the benefits of the so-called “$30 000”. There is no such offer from the department.
Furthermore, the scammers encourage the public to share the information about the so-called benefits. The scammers have created an online link in which the public are invited to learn how to withdraw the so-called benefits after answering questions to establish whether they qualify.
The department wishes to advise the public that when in doubt they should visit their Department of Labour provincial offices or Labour Centres across the country to seek information.
Members of the public are reminded that they should not share their confidential information on social media platforms run from dodgy places.
The department’s services are offered free of charge.
The public is encouraged to report such criminal acts to the SAPS or report on department’s fraud hotline on 08600 22 194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued by the Department of Labour.