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Beware fake Facebook post offering jobs at South African Breweries

A Facebook post claims to offer jobs for general workers at South African Breweries (SAB).

It says the jobs are available in all nine of South Africa’s provinces.

“If you can't apply online just click 'SHAR£' we will inbox you more details but it is easy to apply online here,” it reads.

Clues the post is fake

The post includes a number of links to a LinkTree account with the handle @GetJobss. This then leads to a site simply titled “My WordPress blog”. None of these websites are associated with SAB.

And no ad for the jobs could be found on the company’s website or on its official Facebook and Twitter pages.

‘Only recruit from careers portal’

More than this, SAB doesn’t advertise jobs on Facebook.

On its website, SAB warns job seekers about falling prey to fraudsters.

“BEWARE OF SAB RECRUITMENT SCAM! Certain websites and individuals are claiming to be recruiting for SAB and in some cases soliciting money from the public for jobs,”  the message reads.

“We are in no way associated with these activities. We only recruit from our careers portal or our in-house talent acquisition and HR teams and an application would not attract any fee.”

The company repeated the warning on its official Facebook page in 2018. – Dancan Bwire


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