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Another scam on ‘Jobs learnership and bursary’ Facebook page

The Facebook page “Jobs learnership and bursary” is at it again – this time with a scam post offering jobs for egg pickers. 

“EGGS PICKERS ARE NEEDED IMMEDIATELY,” the post says, adding that the jobs pay a monthly salary of R5,600. 

The post shows a photo of a man surrounded by chickens and holding several trays of eggs. 

“Drop ur real name n surname I will inbox YOU,” it adds.

The poor writing is already a red flag. But it could also potentially be an attempt to steal personal information. 



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The post includes a link to a page where people can supposedly apply for the jobs online. But it doesn’t take you to an official employment website. Instead, it goes to a web page with a long list of links, each offering different job opportunities. 

And when you click on any of those links, you are taken to a basic-looking website filled with pop-up ads. The owner of the website is likely earning money from advertisers through views and clicks. This has been the modus operandi of several other Facebook pages Africa Check investigated for posting fake job ads.  

When it comes to job ads on Facebook, always be cautious if you are asked to share personal information and if the link does not take you to an official company or employment website. – Africa Check

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