The ad raises a number of red flags.
It says the salary ranges from R11,500 to R15,700 a month. The same job is advertised elsewhere on the page, but with a different salary of R8,000 to R27,000 a month.
It also says people are more likely to get the jobs if they share the ad on Facebook – a strange recruitment practice.
“We'll HELP if you SHARE this post on all Facebook groups and friends, the more you share you will be called for a job interview,” it says in the post’s comments section.
“Soon we'll monitor everything on database and only send info about jobs to those who shared! Please note that we will never ask for any fee.”
It also gives a number of links that lead to a Wordpress blog, not to Capitec’s official website.
‘No job found’
The page on the Wordpress blog is headed: “Capitec is looking for 50 people to fill in Customer Assistants”.
But the text below reads: “We offer bursaries to fund studies in selected fields.” It then gives criteria for bursary applicants – not jobs as “customer assistants”.
The page does have a link to Capitec’s jobs portal, under the heading “How to apply”. But the link goes to a page with the message “job not found”.
And a search of Capitec’s jobs portal turns up no jobs for a “customer assistant”. There is no such job category listed on the site – and no jobs are available in the categories that are listed.
Capitec doesn’t advertise jobs on social media
Africa Check reached out to the Capitec’s client care team to ask if the job ad was real.
“Kindly note we do not post any job advertisements on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are not used for HR job advertisement purposes,” the team emailed back.
Africa Check has previously exposed a number of fake job ads posted on the Facebook page “Jobs learnership and bursary”. – Dancan Bwire
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