Job seek­ers warned against con man’s fake job scam

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Muzi Zin­c­ume

EMPANGENI po­lice have warned job seek­ers, es­pe­cially un­em­ployed teach­ers, to be alert about a con man who has robbed var­i­ous peo­ple by sell­ing them non-ex­ist­ing posts.

Pro­vin­cial po­lice spokesper­son, Cap­tain Nqo­bile Gwala, said they were cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of fraud in which peo­ple were scammed with fake job op­por­tu­ni­ties of­fered at one of the schools in the Don­dotha area.

‘Teach­ing posts were ad­ver­tised on so­cial me­dia, but can­di­dates were first re­quired to de­posit R2 850 into a money mar­ket ac­count,’ said Gwala.

‘Twelve vic­tims had come for­ward to claim that they were de­frauded.

‘We ap­peal to the pub­lic not to pay any money for job op­por­tu­ni­ties in the govern­ment, as this is not a re­quire­ment.

‘Ap­pli­cants must do re­search and sat­isfy them­selves that the job op­por­tu­ni­ties ad­ver­tised are real and not fake.

‘Any­one else who was de­frauded should come for­ward and sub­mit a state­ment. Con­tact Empangeni sta­tion com­man­der, Bri­gadier Thango, on 035 9015805/6.

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