TELKOM warned members of the public of a scammers promising candidates internships in the company.
In a statement, it said it had been made aware of a recruitment scam promising successful candidates a paid “Telkom Internship” at the company upon payment of a “learnership fee” of R90.
Upon initial investigation the aerts have been targeting candidates in Bloemfontein, the Free State and Limpopo. The scamsters have been using the online platform “Gumtree” to lure job seekers, promising a monthly salary of R9894.33.
“We are appalled that these scamsters are taking aantage of people who are simply seeking honest employment. Of course, it is also very worrying that these con men are using the Telkom brand to conduct their criminal activities.
“We would like to reassure the public that we have launched an investigation into this fraud and will pursue the investigation in close consultation with the SAPS,” says Telkom’s Managing Executive for Group Communication, Ms Jacqui O’Sullivan.
He continued, “We would like to warn people to be cautious when pursuing offers online and hope that our efforts to expose this scam will shield the public from further fraud of this nature.”
Source : CAJ News Agency