Fraudsters offer ‘jobs’ in the name of company

2019-01-23 06:00

Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore has warned South African job seekers about a recruitment scam being run by fraudsters who are offering interviews for non-existent jobs at the company in exchange for cash.

The mining company says scammers claiming to be from Kumba or Anglo American are attempting to engage people through various channels, including newspaper advertisements, SMSs and email.

Sinah Pochana, communica­tions manager for Kumba Iron Ore, says the company will never ask job seekers for money in exchange for a job interview or position, or ask for banking details before a job offer has been made.

“Kumba has a formal online recruitment process to advertise vacancies, which provides a unique job number for tracking purposes. We never use local agents to collect CVs,” she says.

There are several ways of checking if a job offer is real and not fraudulent:

  • If you have not formally applied for a job at Kumba, you will not be contacted, invited for interviews or receive a job offer.
  • If someone asks you for money to participate in an employment process, it is a scam.
  • If you receive email from someone at Kumba, check if the email address is in the correct format. The format should be: name.surname@­angloamerican.com.
  • Check if the job truely exists by visiting jobopportunities.­anglo­american.com.

“Do not respond to communication that could be fraudulent. Contact recruitmentfraud@­angloamerican.com if you think you might have received a suspicious email or SMS.

“Report all suspicious activity to your local law enforcement authorities,” Pochana says.

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