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Be wary of impostors posing as LTA Officers - Acting LTA CEO

Be wary of impostors posing as LTA Officers - Acting LTA CEO

By Alipate Narawa
Tuesday 02/01/2024
LTA Acting Chief Executive Officer, Irimaia Rokosawa

The Land Transport Authority has called on members of the public to be wary of individuals allegedly posing as LTA officers and distributing vehicle transfer forms in public spaces.

LTA Acting Chief Executive Officer, Irimaia Rokosawa says the LTA has been made aware of this alarming issue, wherein some members of the public are being targeted by impostors disseminating LTA Transfer Forms and falsely presenting themselves as LTA officials.

Rokosawa says they are deeply concerned about the potential harm and misinformation that can result from such deceptive practices.

He says authorised LTA officers do not distribute application forms on the streets or in public areas nor do they advise the public in open spaces to sign a transfer form unknowingly.

The Acting CEO says all legitimate LTA transactions and interactions take place within the secure confines of their 20 branches located throughout the country.

He says they are committed to conducting their operations transparently and responsibly, ensuring the safety and security of the Fijian public, and further condemn the actions of these impostors trying to make a quick buck through fraudulent means.

Rokosawa says to safeguard against falling victim to these scams, the Authority is urging all Fijians to exercise caution and remain vigilant when approached by individuals claiming to be LTA officers in public spaces.

He says it is crucial to verify the credentials of anyone purporting to represent the LTA by requesting their official accreditation.

The Acting CEO says legitimate LTA officers will readily provide identification upon request.

He says the Authority is also advising the public not to accept or sign any transfer forms distributed by individuals in public places, as this is not a standard practice of the LTA.

Rokosawa says if you are approached by someone claiming to be an LTA officer in such circumstances, it is imperative to report the incident immediately to police.

He says the LTA is working closely with law enforcement agencies to investigate these incidents and apprehend the individuals responsible for these deceptive actions.

The Acting CEO says they are dedicated to ensuring the safety and trust of the public in its operations.

He says co-operation from the community in reporting any suspicious activities will greatly assist in curbing this fraudulent behaviour.

Rokosawa also says in addition to these cautionary measures, the LTA is encouraging the public to stay informed about official announcements and updates through the official LTA channels, including the LTA website www.lta.com.fj and these channels provide accurate and up-to-date information about LTA’s services, road safety activities and programmes, community outreach, procedures, and any advisories that may affect the public.

He says the Authority is grateful and appreciative of the support and co-operation of the Fijian public in maintaining the integrity of its services.

Rokosawa adds by remaining vigilant and reporting suspicious activities, together we can combat fraudulent practices and ensure the safety and security of our communities.

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