Public warned of job scam

KwaZulu-Natal police are currently investigating a case of fraud where unemployed individuals were scammed through fake job opportunities offered at a school.

In light of this, they are urging the public to be aware. It is alleged that these teaching posts were advertised on social media.

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The advert required interested candidates to deposit an amount of R2850 into a money market account. After the money was deposited, applications discovered that they were duped.

A total of 12 people claimed that they were defrauded of more than R34, 000.

“We are appealing to the public not to pay any money for job opportunities in government as this is not a requirement. Applicants must also do their research and satisfy themselves that the job opportunities advertised are real and not fake,” said police.

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They are also appealing to anyone else, who was defrauded, to come forward and submit their statement to the investigating officer. 

Victims should contact Brig Thango on 035 901 5805/6 in this regard.

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