Department of Labour wishes to caution the
public to be on alert of yet another new scam which promises workers
who have worked between 1990 and 2019 that they have rights to get
financial benefits from the Department.
The Department of Labour has not solicited
anyone to come forward to receive "any so-called benefits".
The scammers have been using social media
platforms to entice members of the public to access benefits due to
"The workers who worked between the 1990
and 2019, have the rights to get the benefits of $R30.000 by Department
of Labour of South Africa" – reads the tagline used by the scammers to
entice and scam the public.
The Department wishes to emphasise that it
has not promised the benefits of so-called "$R30.000". This offer does
not exist on the side of the Department. In their nefarious deeds, the
scammers are encouraging members of the public to share the information
about the so-called benefits. The scammers have since created an online
link in which members of the public are invited on how to withdraw the
so-called benefits after answering a set of questions to establish
whether they qualify.
The Department wishes to caution members of
the public that when in doubt they should visit the Department of
Labour Provincial Offices or Labour Centres spread across the country
to seek information. Members of the public should not share their
precious personal information with social media platforms run from
The Department’s suite of services are also
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
082 697 0694
082 697 0694
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