Be warned: Telkom has issued a public warning about a recruitment scam offering non-existent internships at the company’s Bloemfontein office.
Job seekers are first awarded a false two month paid internship which purports to come with free but limited accommodation, catering and a R4 000 salary. The scammers then require that payment of a once-off booking fee of R90 is made through mobile money services available at Pick ‘n Pay or Boxer supermarkets in order for the prospective intern to secure accommodation.
Telkom is taking steps against the con artists according to its Managing Executive Jacqui O’Sullivan in a press release.
“Telkom is continuing to investigate this matter, in close consultation with the SAPS. We are disgusted that criminals would take advantage of jobseekers and that the Telkom brand is being misused in this way,” she said.
“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.”
The company recommends that this portal to find Telkom vacancies and avoid scams of this nature.
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