This is South Africa where almost anything is possible. Fraudster are constantly checking out the nooks and crannies of the needs in the country so as to capitalize on them and swindle South Africans. This time, they are offering false PetroSA jobs.
This week, the South African Police Service (SAPS) warned that fraudsters are scamming South Africans with SAPS SMS. The victims received SAPS SMS which informed them that a SAPS case has been opened against them and were extorted once they responded to the numbers the fraudsters provided.
Before that, there was a stupefying report about how Nigerians In South Africa swindled over R70 million in online dating scam. The internet fraud syndicate reportedly started their romance and credit card scams in 2009, and have from Pretoria, swindled many ladies living in UK, US and Canada who are looking for love and life partners.
Those aren’t all. Instances abound all over the country of swindlers who duped South Africans in the most ridiculous and unbelievable manner. For instance, there was this case about a Ugandan Sangoma who convinced a cape family to sell their house and hand him the money to double.
Now again, BuzzSouthAfrica has learnt that there’s an ongoing fraudulent advertisement soliciting payment from applicants for non-existent vacancies at PetroSA.
PetroSA has issued a warning to the public about the fraudulent advertisements offering jobs at the national oil company. Warning thus:
“PetroSA, wishes to alert job seekers about a scam it has uncovered wherein fraudulent advertisements offering non-existent employment with the company are being placed on the gumtree.co.za website.
The company further wishes to alert potential job seekers to be vigilant and not to be victims of such fraudulent advertisements. More importantly it should be noted that PetroSA does not charge job seekers any fees when applying for employment with the company.”