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Scam alert! Coca-Cola South Africa does not advertise jobs on social media

The Facebook page “Jobs learnership and bursary” has posted another fake job ad. This time it’s pretending jobs are available at Coca-Cola South Africa.  

The advert posted on 1 July 2019 claims Coca-Cola is calling for applications for shelf packers, general workers and cashiers.

It says no experience is required, and the jobs pay R6,200 a month.

Coca-Cola ‘does not advertise vacancies on social media’

The application conditions are informal and unusual. The page asks job-seekers to comment “help” on the Facebook post to show their interest. Applicants who have difficulty with the “online application” are asked to “share” the ad in order to get a “fax number”.

Africa Check asked Coca-Cola South Africa if they were aware of the adverts.

“Coca-Cola does not advertise any vacancies on social media,” the company’s consumer interaction centre said in an email. “We have dedicated websites where job listings are made available.”

Page published many fake job ads

The Facebook page itself is suspicious.

Africa Check has recently exposed a number of fake jobs advertised on “Jobs learnership and bursary”, including for Transnet, the South African Social Security Agency, Netcare, the South African Police Service and the national transport department. – Dancan Bwire


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