The City of Tshwane is dismayed after discovering a notice circulating through a short messaging platform about a bogus vacancy for an office administration assistant in the metropolitan municipality advertised on Gumtree.
Once the applicants submit their applications on Gumtree, they will receive a message inviting targeted individuals to an assessment test purportedly to be held at Tshwane House, the municipal headquarters. The scammer requests the victims to pay R1 500,00 to prepare a pass-out letter that will enable them to secure a job without going through an interview. The money should be paid in at a money market outlet or ABSA.
The notice (message) is devoid of any truth, as the City only advertises vacant posts in newspapers and the Job Forum page which is on our website: www.tshwane.gov.za.
We urge the public to ignore the message, as it is a scam. The City is appalled at the scammers who prey on the emotions of unsuspecting job seekers by manufacturing information about the existence of job vacancies. We suspect that the aim of the scammers was to con vulnerable community members who are desperate for jobs.
We wish to warn those who are peddling such false information that they will be arrested, charged and prosecuted, as their actions border on criminality. Further, we request the public to contact the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department on tel 082 891 8625 whenever they come across such "job adverts" that are issued outside the norms and procedures of the City's processes.
Below is the false advert being circulated and which must be ignored:
Invitation for assessment
Dear applicant, Your Application For City of Tshwane Municipality Has Been Shortlisted And You Are Hereby Invited For Assessment Test
Venue : City Of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria
Time: 10:30 AM
Date: 27 September 2018
NB: Please contact the HR Co-ordinator Mr Michael Monyuku @ 0646660270 to confirm your attendance, not later today.
Kind Regards City Of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality (TSH)
The public is cautioned not to fall for the scam, as there is no such a post. In addition, we urge the public to be always vigilant of fraudulent activities and not to pay anyone for a job application.