A typical post on the page claims that Boxer is looking for 3,600 general workers and cleaners. Salaries of R4,800 to R6,000 a month are offered.
The page’s posts include a link, not to a legit website but to a link aggregation site. This is a clear sign of a scam. The link aggregator in turn links to the site easyjobs.co.za. The site is full of ads, and its owners earn ad revenue when people visit it.
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Boxer has told Africa Check in the past that it does not advertise job vacancies on Facebook.
Jade Skinner, Boxer’s digital marketing coordinator, alerted Africa Check to the page’s activities. She told us the page had been running fake job campaigns using logos and images taken from the retailer’s website.
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