U’hage police warn of bogus job offers

2018-02-22 06:00

The police in Uitenhage issued an urgent warning to the public not to be naive when responding to adverts either in the newspapers, telephonically or on social media, offering job opportunities.

“This alert is issued after it has come to our attention that members of the pubic have received telephone calls from a person claiming to be a ‘Captain’ at Uitenhage police service,” said police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart.

“The bogus cop informs the receivers that if they are between the ages of 18 – 35 years old, they may apply for vacant posts at the Uitenhage police station in Church Street.

“The ‘policeman’ will arrange meetings with his clients and also request that an amount of R2 500 must be paid to secure a specific vacant post.

“The acting Station Commander for Uitenhage, Colonel Andre Swart, refutes such applications in such a manner,” said Captain Swart.

The South African Police Service advertise vacancies (posts) in newspapers or on its official website and interested recruits will apply only in writing at SAPS Human Resource Management Department situated in Chase Street, Uitenhage.

“There is a strict policy on recruitment, which we abide by. The application form is available only at the recruitment office and clearly states that it is ‘not for sale’,” said Captain Swart.

The SAPS will never recruit telephonically or request any form of money.

Anyone who might have received this type of notification for a vacancy must ignore it and deem it as a fraud or a scheme.

Do not commit to any payment. Application forms when advertised are free and money is not requested.


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