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City of CT issues warning about latest fake job ad aimed at defrauding students

22 October 2021 11:54 AM
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Fraud
Jobs
City of Cape Town
fake job advert

The City of Cape Town says it's concerned about the persistent trend of fraudulent adverts.
  • Another fake job scam is circulating online purporting to be from the City of Cape Town
  • The fraudulent advert offers internship opportunities to agricultural students for 2022
  • Recruitment fraud appears to be on the rise with unemployment at its highest and people desperate for work

-Earlier this month, the City also warned that there was a fake EPWP contract doing rounds


The City of Cape Town has warned the public about a fake internship advertisement for ‘urban agriculture project' interns that is being shared online.

In a media statement issued on Friday, the City says the advert is a scam aimed at defrauding students.

The municipality says it's concerned about the persistent trend of fraudulent adverts, especially at a time when unemployment is at levels higher than ever before in South Africa.

"Young people are desperate to start working, and the advert is giving them false hope", the statement reads.

The City says the fake ad must be regarded as criminal and unlawful and reported accordingly.

RELATED: Fake job ads used to lure women for sexual exploitation, warns NGO

Earlier this month, the City also warned that there was a scammer selling fake Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) contracts to unsuspecting and desperate community members.

It is alleged that the scammer sold over 70 fake contracts to jobseekers who are desperate for work.




22 October 2021 11:54 AM
Tags:
Fraud
Jobs
City of Cape Town
fake job advert

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