Job seekers warned against con man’s fake job scam
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.