Empangeni police are investigating a case of fraud where unemployed people were scammed through fake job opportunities offered at one of the schools in the Dondotha area. It is alleged that there were teaching posts advertised on social media. The advert required candidates to deposit an amount of R2,850-00 into a money market account. After applicants deposited the requested cash amount they discovered that they were scammed. A case of fraud has been opened at Empangeni police station after twelve people claimed that they were defrauded of more than R34,000-00.

We are appealing to the public not to pay any money for job opportunities in government as this is not a requirement. Applicants must also do their research and satisfy themselves that the job opportunities advertised are real and not fake. We are also appealing to anyone else who was defrauded to come forward and submit their statement to the investigating officer. Victims should contact the Station Commander, Brigadier Thango at 035 901 5805/6.

Source: South African Police Service

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