Job selling still strong

LEPHALALE — As Medupi Project nears its completion Lephalale continues to experience an influx of job seekers, but there are opportunistic people looking to rob them.
Many unsuspecting people desperately looking for jobs fall for advertisements on the website Jobs Indeed and related search engines.
One such advert that caught the eye of Mogol Post can be seen in the picture that goes with this article, with gmail address and personal cell phone number of Mr. Shaku.
Mogol Post managed to speak to a lady who had spoken to him.
The lady, who asked to remain anonymous for her safety, says she is looking for a job and after seeing the post on Facebook she assumed it was genuine as it was for Eskom.
“I asked Mr. Shaku about a post on Facebook and he told me the posts had closed and it will take three years before other posts will be advertised again. When I asked him why it will take three years, he said if I desperately wanted a job I can send him R2 000 to enable him to quickly help me. I asked to meet him and he said he couldn’t meet me as he was at work. He promised that the best way to fast forward this process was to send me his account number so that I could send him the money,” she said.
She says she was asked to send money to Mr. Shaku before 14:00 on that day a few weeks ago. She became suspicious when he refused to meet her to confirm medical arrangements and she has not heard from him since.
The screenshot of the ABSA account number sent to her by SMS has the name – E.T Shaku.
A call, which did not last long, was made to Mr Shaku and according to him applications had been closed and he would let us know soon as there are new posts.
Eskom referred Mogol Post to their October 2015 job scams media statement as response.
The statement warned the public to be aware of a modus operandi soliciting fees from job seekers.

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