The Half Way Tree Police in St. Andrew is warning job seekers to beware of fraudsters who have been using an employment agency called Global Employees Services to fleece several unsuspecting persons of cash.
Investigators say the fictitious agency places ads online and in local newspapers, promising jobs for persons. Persons are asked to pay a registration fee, and in some cases, for medicals and uniforms. The jobs never materialize.
The Police say though they have been tracking the agency’s operations, the fraudsters remain elusive. With at more a dozen reports in recent times, they are now warning persons seeking jobs to be careful.
Among the things to watch out for are:
- Agencies that charge exorbitant registration fees
- Agencies that ask persons to pay for ID cards, uniforms, medicals and other work-related paraphernalia
- Agencies without a working telephone number or address
The Police are also reminding persons that the Ministry of Labour maintains a list of approved employment agencies on its website. Persons should always check this list before engaging an employment agency.