Red Cross warning over bushfire recovery recruitment scam in Fiji

Red Cross warning over bushfire recovery recruitment scam in Fiji

Fiji Red Cross Society, 12 February 2020 – The Fiji Red Cross Society has warned a few hotels in Fiji against the fake
recruitment drive that is currently targeting hotel workers and offering work in Australia for the bushfire clean up.

FRCS Director General, Ms Ilisapeci Rokotunidau said, “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.

We’re asking the public to look out for these fake emails. If you receive any email claiming to be working with other Red Cross National Society, please disregard it and refrain from sending any funds to them,” she said.

The Red Cross & Red Crescent movement is present in 191 countries and in each country there is a National Society. The National Societies cannot directly enter any country without first contact with that country’s National Society and the International Federation of the Red Cross & Red Crescent (IFRC), which has regional offices across the globe.

If you are unsure please contact the Fiji Red Cross Society on email: or phone numbers: 3314133/9992505/9992847.