The City of Tshwane is dismayed after discovering a notice circulating through a short messaging platform about a bogus invitation to an interview for an administration clerk vacancy in the City of Tshwane.
The notice (message) is devoid of any truth as the City only advertises vacant posts in newspapers and on the Job Forum page of its website, www.tshwane.gov.za. Individuals who are shortlisted for interviews are phoned directly and receive a formal letter inviting them to an interview.
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 jobseekers by manufacturing information about the existence of job vacancies and inviting them to interviews. 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 Metro Police Department on 083 657 2998 whenever they come across such "job adverts" that are issued outside the norms and procedures of the City's processes.
Below is the false invitation being circulated that must be ignored:
INVITATION TO AN INTERVIEW
Dear applicant, we would like to invite you to come and attend an interview.
Position: Admin Clerk
Date: 12 February 2021
Venue: City Of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria
Time: 10:30 AM
NB: Please call your HR co-ordinator Mr Marula at 0780684229 to confirm your bookings today not later than today.
Kind regards City Of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality HR department.
The public is cautioned not to fall for the scam, as there is no such post. In addition, we urge the public to always be vigilant of fraudulent activities and not to pay anyone for a job application or interview.