Dept warns of internship scam
NORTHERN Cape residents have been warned to be on the look-out for a fraudulent scam regarding an internship programme.
In a statement released yesterday, the Department of Public Works said the internship purported to be advertised by its national department.
“The department would like to distance itself from such and would like to warn members of the public to be careful and not fall prey to these scams.
“The advert might look legitimate but it is not, the platform that is used and the contents of the advert are all wrong.
“They are misleading and enticing unsuspecting prospective applicants,” the department said.
Public Works and other government departments advertise through the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) website under vacancies as well as through national newspapers’ vacancies or jobs section and not through unknown websites.
“When in doubt, members of the public should verify the authenticity of the adverts by contacting the National Department of Public Works Human Resources Recruitment representative, Muriel Magane at 012 406 1552,” the statement concluded.