Unemployed are warned on jobs-for-payment scams

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As the results of the lockdown hit the economic system and unemployment will increase, the general public has been warned to watch out for fraudsters providing jobs in return for cash.

For those who’re being supplied a dream job that seems to be too good to be true, then the possibilities are that it most likely is.

Based on the Division of Labour, it’s towards the regulation in South Africa to require potential workers to pay for job placements and anybody making such a suggestion will nearly inevitably be a confidence trickster.

Pretend jobs at Pietermaritzburg hospital

The warning follows the arrest of a person in KwaZulu-Natal who was providing work at a Pietermaritzburg hospital in return for fee. He was not related with the hospital and the roles by no means existed.

An announcement from the KZN police commissioner launched on Friday says the 58-year-old suspect will seem in court docket quickly on costs of fraud after being arrested at KwaNdengezi, close to Pinetown.

It’s alleged that the suspect would cellphone his victims and provide them jobs on the hospital.

Posed as human sources supervisor

“He informed his victims that he was employed as a human sources supervisor and had the means to get them employment in the event that they deposited a required amount of money into his account,” police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala stated.

 “The victims then deposited the required money and the suspect vanished with the cash.”

Gwala added that investigations are ongoing and there’s a risk that the suspect may very well be linked to extra fraud circumstances. Victims who have been scammed and haven’t reported the matter to police are urged to contact Detective Warrant Officer Sanka on 082 459 7915, or Crime Cease on 08600 10111.

Pretend jobs Baragwanath Hospital too

In June, Soweto Dawn Information reported on a rip-off that supplied pretend jobs at Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital in Soweto and at different provincial hospitals in return for funds various between R2 500 and R4 500.

The ‘jobs’ have been marketed on social media utilizing pretend Gauteng Division of Well being letterheads.

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