The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission is now investigating an alleged scam by individuals posing as government officials and selling food assistance forms.
The Commission has cautioned Fijian consumers about being misled by individuals claiming to provide assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FCCC received an email from a concerned consumer in Nadi regarding a form that was being distributed in Nadi market on June 9th by several people claiming to represent the Fijian Government.
These individuals were allegedly charged a dollar each food assistance form, citing transportation costs to lodge the forms in Lautoka.
FCCC CEO, Joel Abraham says consumers need to be careful and watch out for unethical people looking to make easy money.
Fijians are reminded that FCCC is not giving out food vouchers – the Veilomani Food Bank is managed by the Ministry of Housing and Community Development under phase 2 of the project.