How the scam works
Random sms messages are being sent to citizens which require them to deposit an
amount of money into an account in order to secure jobs. They then have to present at a hospital.
Adverts have also been placed in local newspapers.
Helderberg, Valkenberg, Groote Schuur and Lentegeur Hospitals have been
targeted in the scam.
People have been caught unaware and when they present to
one of the hospitals they realise it is a scam, and they have lost the money
The matter has been reported to the SAPS for investigation.
Please note that all Governmental Departmental recruitment is done via community newspapers and
the website www.westerncape.gov.za for departmental vacancies, where an official Z83 form will need to be
No government posts would require applicants to make payments in any form.
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