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Organisation warns of unscrupulous businesses

Dawn Gibson
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SAVE the Children Fiji (SC Fiji) is pleading with people against buying stationery assistance forms for needy children from bookshops around the country.

The development comes after it was discovered some bookstores have been selling the forms, which are supposed to be free.

"Certain bookshops have photocopied the stationery assistance forms for needy children and sold them to parents at one dollar each," the organisation reported.

These forms were distributed by SC Fiji for free.

In a statement, SC Fiji expressed concerns over the matter.

"Such unscrupulous businessmen are trying to maximise their revenue when SC Fiji has been giving out the forms free following which the stationery packs are given out free of charge as well to the needy children," the organisation said.

"People are warned not to photocopy these forms as they are numbered and these forms are not to be sold at any time."

SC Fiji is urging the public to contact them straight away if they know of any such dealings taking place.