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Jamaica: Labour Ministry warns of farm work ticket scams

Kingston, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is warning of an ongoing farm work ticket scam.

In a release, the ministry said it has been brought to its attention that persons purporting to be representatives of the ministry have been issuing forms that are referred to as farm work cards.

The ministry said members of the public, especially young persons, should note that the ministry does not issue farm work cards or forms. Additionally, it said the ministry does not charge a fee or ask persons to pay monies for placement in jobs overseas.

“No private individual or organization is authorized to recruit persons for participation in the farm work program.,” said the ministry.

“Under the Employment Agency’s Act, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security is the only entity authorized to place persons in agricultural employment overseas,” it added.

“Persons who feel that they have been fleeced or scammed are encouraged to report the matter to the nearest police station,” the ministry advized.