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Fraudulent job scam

Department of Employment & Labour cautions job seekers of fraudulent job scam

02 September 2021

The Department of Employment and Labour in Free State Province is cautioning the public of scammers posing as recruitment officials from the department.

The department has noted with concern the reports of scammers who are contacting aspirant work seekers and offering them fraudulent employment positions at a fee of R2 000.The fraudsters are targeting desperate job seekers and pretending to be recruitment officials working for the Department of Employment & Labour.

The scammers are taking advantage of the dire unemployment rate in the country and are luring scores of people who are in desperate need of jobs to parting with their last funds and the Department is appealing to everyone to be on the lookout.

The Department further wishes to inform the public that all recruitment is done in line with recruitment policies, in a fair and impartial manner. Under no circumstances are departmental officials selling job positions to the public.

Such acts in the name of the department are condemned.

The public is encouraged to report such acts by contacting the nearest Department of Employment and Labour offices, or report on Department’s fraud hotline on 0860 022 194 or email – [email protected] .            

For media enquiries contact:

Cebisa Siyobi

Provincial Communication: Free State

072 427 6034

[email protected]  


Issued by: Department of Employment and Labour

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