The demand for jobs in Mzansi is high, higher that it’s ever been. The government has steadily iterated that they’re working hard to create more jobs.
While they’re on that, stay away from the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). There are no DCS jobs available and faceless-fraudsters have been defrauding South Africans, offering non-existent jobs.
This is according to Mr Zach Modise the National Commissioner of Correctional Services. He warned the swindlers perpetuating the DCS jobs scam that they’ll be excessively dealt with when they’re nabbed.
According to Modise, the faceless-fraudsters have been robbing innocent and unsuspecting job seekers who they promised non-existent jobs and leanership opportunities in the Department of Correctional Services, using various social media platforms.
The commissioner called on South Africans to be vigilant and collaborate with law enforcement agencies currently investigating the advertisements.
He pointed out that the law requires anyone with useful information on a corrupt and fraudulent activity to immediately report the matter.
“You can also be charged with a criminal act for colluding in corrupt activities through silence,” he warned and divulged that the fraudsters do request administrative fees of R150 or more for securing jobs in Correctional Services.
Modise described the fraudulent practices as “disturbing”, and stressed that applying for jobs in Correctional Services and in the public sector is free. “Anyone asking for money is breaking the law,” he added.
He further divulged that the people involved in the fraudulent advertisements are unknown to the Department and are not on the database of correctional officials.
“We would therefore wish to warn members of the public and job seekers to be vigilant against falling prey to these scams.
They should immediately report such incidents to the Human Resources unit of the department at 012 305 2000, to assist with the current investigations, or report the matter to the government anti-corruption hotline 0800 701 701.”
He said any available vacancies or learnership opportunities in the Department of Correctional Services will be communicated via mainstream media, the website of the Department of Public Services Administration (DPSA), and through the internal email notices to advertise vacancies.