A few hotels in Fiji have been warned about some people misusing the Red Cross name or logo to collect funds and recruit people to work in Australia for the bushfire clean up.
The Fiji Red Cross Society says the fake recruitment drive is currently targeting hotel workers and offering work in Australia for the bushfire clean up.
Fiji Red Cross Society Director General, Ilisapeci Rokotunidau says there are fraud emails circulating claiming to be working with a Red Cross relief programme to Australia and requesting people to volunteer from Fiji to work as food distributors to the Australian Fire service.
They are providing fake ID cards and are also claiming that Red Cross will be responsible for the recipient’s children’s scholarship after the project has been completed.
Rokotunidau says if people receive any emails please disregard it and refrain from sending any funds.
Some of these people have been posing as representatives of the American Red Cross.
The Fiji Red Cross Society says National Societies cannot directly enter any country without first contact with that country’s National Society and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent which has regional offices across the globe.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.