Identity thieves target Bajan job hunters

The Labor Department of Barbados and the National Employment Bureau (NEB) are warning the public to beware of an identity theft scam being circulated on social media as a job advertisement.

The ad asks persons to apply for the position of sales clerk at American Sporting Apparel Store, Modell’s. It mentions the NEB requests that persons submit national identification and passport information, as well as an application fee of $55. It also states that successful applicants will be interviewed at the Sherbourne Conference Center – a building just outside the capital that was renamed the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre since 2008.

“The NEB has no association with this advertisement and is urging persons not to respond, as it is linked to an identity theft scam,” said a government statement issued yesterday. “The Labor Department reminds persons that the services of the NEB are free to the public, and the direct advice of an NEB officer should be sought before providing any type of information to persons or entities who claim to be prospective recruiters operating in association with that department.”

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