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Employment opportunities? No, scam Facebook page offers only bogus jobs

The Facebook page “Employment Opportunities” posts dozens of messages offering jobs at South African companies – Woolworths, Sasol, Mr Price, Clover and more.

And as the Covid-19 crisis continues, it even offers jobs at the national health department and hospitals.

Some posts say people “with or without matric” can apply and get a monthly salary of R5,000.



Dodgy website full of ads


But all the job offers have one thing in common: they link to the website jobscamp.co.za.

Africa Check recently investigated the Facebook page and found it was using fake job ads to lure people to the site. The site is full of pop-up ads that earn the website owner money from views and clicks. 

And the website doesn’t give any real way for people to apply for a job. The whole thing is a scam.

When you see a job advertised on Facebook, make sure that any link provided takes you to an official employment or company website. – Africa Check 

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