“PLIZ COMM£NT WITH YOUR PROVINCE SO THAT WE'LL SEND YOU APPLICATION FORM,” the post says. A link to a page where people can supposedly apply online is also included.
But the link does not take you to the official Transnet website. Instead, you are taken to a website with a number of job listings. If you click on any of the jobs on offer you are taken to yet another website.
None of the sites have anything to do with Transnet. This setup is similar to a number of other Facebook pages Africa Check has investigated for posting false job ads.
Transnet doesn’t advertise jobs on social media
This is not the first time Transnet has fallen victim to social media fraudsters.
“Transnet is continually fighting against these job scams,” media liaison Nompumelelo Kunene previously told Africa Check.
In January 2020, Transnet cautioned jobseekers against these scams.
It said it would never ask anyone to pay a fee for consideration, that its legitimate job adverts did not have salary details, that it doesn’t advertise on social media and that all job ads could be found on its official website or in newspapers. – Africa Check
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