Anglo American warns of job scam asking for money

2016-06-09 20:17

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Johannesburg – One of the world's largest mining companies, Anglo American Platinum, said a job scam - in which fraudsters pretend to represent the company in a bid to extract personal information from unsuspecting members of the public - is doing the rounds.

According to Mpumi Sithole, spokesperson for the company, the alert is aimed at job seekers who are targeted by people pretending to represent the company or one of its operations.

"The company has been inundated with complaints and inquiries from members of the public seeking employment opportunities who have been targeted through a job scam," Sithole said in a statement.

The fraudsters are believed to make false job offers while asking for money from their targets to participate in a recruitment process.

"Anglo American Platinum does not ask for money for the recruitment process and we will not ask a job-seeker for their banking details before we have made a job offer," Sithole added.

Some tips on how to spot the fake email include a request for money and banking details. The address of the sender does not match the company's official format of name.surname@angloamerican.com.

People seeking jobs at the company and are receiving suspicious emails can contact Anglo American at recruitmentfraud@angloamerican.com

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