Beware of companies or people offering cash in exchange for SkillsFuture Credit, warns WDA

Visitors checking out the various courses available at the inaugural SkillsFuture roadshow at Westgate mall on Jan 9, 2016.
Visitors checking out the various courses available at the inaugural SkillsFuture roadshow at Westgate mall on Jan 9, 2016.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) "will not hesitate to act" against rule-breakers who try to fleece the national scheme to upgrade Singaporeans' skills, a spokesman said.

On Wednesday (May 11), WDA posted on Facebook that "some individuals / organisations have reached out to members of the public offering cash in exchange for the use of their SkillsFuture Credit."

"WDA takes a serious view of any individual or organisation that abuses the SkillsFuture Credit scheme," the spokesman added, referring to the $500 credit given to all Singaporeans aged 25 and above to go for approved courses. The scheme, which was announced during the Budget last year, kicked in at the start of this year.

The spokesman also urged people to report to WDA through its feedback portal or the official SkillsFuture Facebook page if they had been contacted with suspicious offers.