The Ministry of Children and Family Development is warning B.C. parents about bogus third-party websites and related social media posts.

The province says the sites are offering to help parents access provincial and federal child care funding and supports.

The province says it has not endorsed any third party that offers to help parents apply for child care benefits for a fee and such websites are not authorized to act as an affiliate or representative of either the provincial or federal government.

The province says the sites may contain numerous inaccuracies about the programs they describe, including application and processing details.

Parents are encouraged to be wary of sites that claim they will help with applications for a fee.