Conman offers city jobs for R200 registration fee

2015-02-11 20:43
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Cape Town – Cape Town job-seekers are falling victim to a conman, who are offering job opportunities as city fire-fighters at a cost of R200, according to the City of Cape Town.

City’s executive director for safety and security, Richard Bosman, said the city’s Fire and Rescue Service has been alerted to a post on a social media site, advertising for fire training and job placement and in-service training.

“This is not the first time that the city’s safety and security directorate has been used by scammers. About a year ago, we also became aware of another scam involving Cape Town Traffic Services. It is sad that scam artists are exploiting people’s desperation for jobs in this manner.”

He said when a staff member made contact with the person whose details were provided in the post, he was told that he needed a matric certificate and identity document.

“The staff member was also told to send a text message to the number provided so that banking details could be provided outlining where he needed to deposit the R200 ‘registration fee’,” Bosman said.

“… City of Cape Town has very specific recruitment policies and we will not post adverts on social media without full contact details of the responsible person,” added Bosman.


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