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City of Tshwane jobs not for sale – Don’t fall victim to job scam!

The City of Tshwane denounced a job position advert on Facebook by
some individual claiming to be a manager at the municipality.

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The public has been warned against buying on Facebook’s Marketplace. Image: Pexels.

The City of Tshwane is warning job seekers to be careful not to fall victim to a job advert on Facebook where people are being scammed for money.

FACEBOOK ADVERT IS A SCAM

The City’s spokesperson, Lindela Mashigo said according to the Facebook post, the applicants are asked to pay R1 050 for medical tests and a further R 2 000 for reference numbers in order to secure the position. 

“The City wants to state categorically that this is a scam and that residents should not fall victim to it,”

said Mashigo.

He advised job seekers that vacancies within the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality are advertised through the job forum. He said the vacancies get posted on the Tshwane website at www.tshwane.gov.za whenever they are open. 

Mashigo added that the City of Tshwane as a government institution will never request any funds from job seekers to secure a vacancy. 

“The City of Tshwane is disgraced at the audacity of this scammer or scammers for taking advantage of vulnerable job seekers,”

said Mashigo.

For more information on vacancies within the City, residents are advised to contact the call centre at 012 358 9999.

UNSUSPECTING JOB SEEKERS LURED THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Meanwhile, police in Limpopo have launched a manhunt for four men who scammed desperate job seekers, kidnapped, robbed and reportedly forced one victim to rape another recently.

Three job seekers were lured to a non-existent job in Tzaneen via social media. 

According to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the trio were kidnapped, robbed and extorted.

“The three victims, a 27-year-old man and two women (aged 21 and 33) boarded taxis from Jane Furse, Groblersdal and Thohoyandou. This was after they responded to a Facebook advert and received instructions via WhatsApp to go to a specific area in that town,”

explained Mojapelo.

Furthermore, the suspects and the victims took a taxi towards Bolobedu, but they were dropped off near a secluded bushy area. 

Moreover, the job seekers were robbed of their cellphones, money and clothes after they were ordered to strip naked. The suspects took photos of the nude victims and sent them to family members of one of the victims, to demand money for their release.

The police opened cases of kidnapping, rape and robbery.

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