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‘Legit Job Posts’ Facebook page … not legit 

The Facebook page “Legit Job Posts” offers jobs at several South African companies – First National Bank, Coca-Cola, Mr Price and Pep clothing and more. 

Applicants stand to earn salaries between R6,000 and R13,000 a month and need few to no qualifications to apply.    

Each post receives hundreds of comments from unemployed hopefuls. Unfortunately, none of them will find a job on this page. It’s a scam. 

No links to official employment websites

Facebook transparency records show the page was created in September 2019. It has more than 120,000 followers. 

But the posts on the page are suspicious. Facebook users are asked to share and comment, sometimes with their personal details, for example the province they live in.

This is an example of engagement bait – posts that ask people to interact by liking, commenting or sharing. The more people do this, the greater the Facebook page’s reach.

Some posts include a link that can supposedly be used to apply for a job online but these are all dead ends. Instead of being taken to a legitimate employment website, you are taken to an unrelated, basic-looking website called It is full of pop-up ads and colourful banners. Africa Check previously investigated the website and found that it’s owner was earning money from views and clicks.

To protect yourself against fake job ads, read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them. You can also report suspicious Facebook posts by clicking “report post” on the top right of any post. – Africa Check


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