The New South Wales Police and Australian Federal Police through a joint operation have identified and charged a 37 year old Sydney man for fraudulently issuing white cards.
The man was allegedly charging clients $150 to complete the online examinations on their behalf.
A federal mandate requires that construction workers be in possession of a White Card when working on a construction site anywhere in Australia.
Regardless of where the white card is earned, the accreditation is nationally recognised, a fact that criminals have been taking advantage of
According to police the man promoted his business by word of mouth and had managed to sell at least 400 of the fraudulent cards.
This man not only put his clients at risk because they entered a high risk work environment without the necessary safety training but he also put other workers on sites at risk as well as the public.
At www.whitecardonline.com.au we take safety seriously which is why we ensure we take the necessary steps to stop fraud.
Some of the ways we do this is our progressive webcam technology, intensive ID checks, verbal assessments and random assessment questions.
Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-22/white-card-fraud-sydney-man-charged/7867302