This is not the first time, because in late December 2020 we had a fake staff Recruitment Advertisement for administration positions.
A local university has warned the public about a scam on social media which claims the university is offering “free paramedic training with a R5 900 stipend”.
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University spokesperson Dr Eric Pule said this was completely untrue and meant to dupe unsuspecting people.
“Last month we had a fake staff recruitment advertisement for administration positions,” Pule said.
“The previous fraud was the HR positions advertised on social media, requesting people’s information to be sent via a fake email address.
“Victims were not identified, however, I received inquiries via my cellphone, which did not make sense.”
Pule said he was worried about this and has had to change his cellphone numbers.
“The university previously changed my cell numbers after reporting the hacking of my phone and of receiving private unknown callers.
“Currently, the university is not offering any internships, however, the university name is used for these criminal activities. Members of the public are advised to be careful of such misinformation and not to respond to the scam.”
Ths following message is the one scammers have been sending to victims:
“Invitation for interview,
Dear applicant your application for Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University has been shortlisted and you are hereby invited for an interview.
Venue: Sefako Makgatho Health University, Molotlegi St, Ga-Rankuwa ,zone 1, 0208
NB: Please contact the HR Co-ordinator Mr Pule Ernest @ 066-330-9684 to confirm your attendance, not later than today.
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University ”
Pule said the university advertises opportunities through its official platforms such as the website, genuine social media accounts, and at times through mainstream newspapers.