Free State Cautions Against Job Scammers

Free State Cautions Against Job Scammers

The Free State Department of Employment and Labour has recently alerted the public about scammers who are posing as recruitment officials from their department.


The Department of Employment and Labour released a statement which read that the department had noted with concern reports of scammers who were reaching out to work seekers and offering them fraudulent employment positions at a fee of R2 000.

“The fraudsters are targeting desperate job seekers and pretending to be recruitment officials working for the Department of Employment and Labour.”

“The scammers are taking advantage of the dire unemployment rate in the country and are luring scores of people who are in desperate need of jobs to parting with their last funds and the Department is appealing to everyone to be on the lookout,” read the statement.

The Department repeated that all recruitment was done in line with recruitment policies, fairly and impartially.

The statement read that “under no circumstances are departmental officials selling job positions to the public. Such acts in the name of the department are condemned.”

The public is encouraged to report any cases such as these by contacting the nearest Department of Employment and Labour offices or report on Department’s fraud hotline on 0860 022 194 or email

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