‘Beware of scammers at Capitol’

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental’s provincial government has warned the public against engaging in unauthorized and indirect transactions when conducting their business at the Capitol here.

Acting Provincial Administrator Lucille Gelvolea issued the warning on Monday after her office received reports on possible scams involving job hiring and food reservations.

There are complaints of unscrupulous people collecting money from individuals in exchange for employment, Gelvolea said.

“The provincial government never authorized (anybody) to collect fees from individuals applying at the Capitol,” she pointed out.

Gelvolea said the provincial government does not tolerate such acts, adding that a systematic hiring process is observed by the Capitol through the Provincial Human Resource Management Office.

Earlier, she also warned food establishments against customers doing unauthorized transactions using the name of the Governor’s Office for their orders.

She said that some restaurants in Bacolod City have complained of receiving reservations from customers who charged the payment to the Governor’s Office.

“We would like to inform the restaurant owners that only personnel and staff of the Governor’s Office are authorized to transact business with food establishments,” Gelvolea added. (PNA)

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