Fraudster targets sugar mill job seekers
UMFOLOZI Sugar Mill (USM) management have warned that a fraudster targeting potential mill workers is operating in the area. ‘It has come to the attention that a fraudster is asking for money to secure jobs,’ said Petro Vorster, spokesperson for the mill.
‘This is a lie - we will never ask for any money during any phase of a job application at his business,’ she said. She said that given the current economic climate and high unemployment rates, some job seekers were falling for the empty promises and will be left disappointed - and out of pocket - when they find that no such job was secured at all.
USM employees, its contractors, suppliers, customers and the public at large are encouraged to report any illicit activity, but particularly in respect of this recruitment fraud, to Whistle Blowers, an independent information company by the following means: usm@ whistleblowing.co.za, SMS to 33490 or call (toll-free) 0800 222230.