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Boxer stores looking for 3,000 general workers? No, Facebook post a scam

A Facebook post claims South African supermarket chain Boxer is looking to hire 3,000 general workers. 

Applicants must be “available immediately” and will get a monthly salary of R6,000 to R10,000. 

Does this sound too good to be true? Yes, because it is. 

Boxer doesn’t advertise jobs on Facebook

The post includes a link that people can use to apply for a job online. But it doesn’t take you to the official Boxer website.

Instead, you are taken to a basic-looking website, easily set up with the WordPress content management system. And while the page has some correct information about Boxer, it doesn’t provide any way to actually apply for a job. 

The post also asks Facebook users to comment and share. “The More You Shar£ This Post In Groups The More Chances Of Being Hired,” it says.

This is engagement bait – content that asks users to engage by liking, commenting and sharing. The more people do this, the further the post spreads. 

Jade Skinner, Boxer’s digital marketing coordinator, previously told Africa Check that the retailer does not advertise jobs on Facebook. Their official careers website can be found here. – Africa Check

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