17 Apr 2020
SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) has warned the public about the presence of fake recruitment messages related to its hiring of former Singapore Armed Forces regulars to support the Covid-19 inter-agency task force in foreign worker dormitory management.
While Mindef is indeed hiring such personnel, it said on Thursday (April 16) that the fake recruitment messages ask interested parties to submit their personal particulars to the ministry and PrimeStaff email addresses. PrimeStaff is an employment agency.
“These messages that ask for personal details are fake,” Mindef said.
“Please do not circulate the messages if you have received them. For genuine job openings for former regulars, Mindef will not ask for personal details (such as gender, race, age and citizenship).”
These messages have been circulating on text messaging platforms.
In photos that were shared by the ministry, excerpts from the text message chain indicate that there would be a pay package of S$5,000 to S$5,500 for every “completed month of work”.