Johannesburg – While people are desperate for employment, scammers see this as an opportunity to make money.
Many people are even willing to pay to secure a job interview, but they are often scammed.
This happened to Lucas Mmalefahlo of Soshanguve in Pretoria. He said he called to inquire about the job and found someone called Mr Mokoena.
“He told me the job was legit and that I should come to the CBD. He said if I want the job, and without any interviews, they are going to want something. I asked how much they wanted, because I am not working, and he said R500. I then borrowed the money from my friend and sent the recruiter two R250 airtime vouchers. When I called, the number again, it wasn’t going through, and my emails were bouncing. That’s when I realized that it’s a scam,” he said.
Mmalefahlo says he has learnt this lesson the hard way.
Unfortunately, he is just one of the many job-seekers who fall victim to the job scammers that are very active in this period.