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TPTThe Citizen reports that Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) receives anonymous tip-offs averaging about 30 calls a month from victims desperate to get their money back after being scammed by criminals promising them jobs.  

Accordingly, the division of Transnet that operates at ports, will from Monday be embarking on a five-day long countrywide public education campaign.  Heading the campaign called #PhantsiNgoTsotsi (#AwayWithCriminals), TPT senior managers will share with members of the public tips on what to look out for when approached in the jobs-for-money scam.  Victims were apparently paying up to R25,000 in the hope of finding permanent jobs at the company.  According to TPT talent and recruitment head, Pamela Yoyo, the public education campaign will start at Durban and Richards Bay – deemed the hardest hit areas by the scammers.  Other areas to be visited include East London’s Mdantsane taxi rank, Port Elizabeth’s Govan Mbeki Avenue, Cape Town station and the Weskus mall in Saldanha.  Yoyo said there were three major things to help spot a scammer promising to offer a victim a Transnet job, viz.:  “The first one is that all our e-mail addresses end with a dot net.  Secondly, recruiters do not share cellphone numbers.  Lastly, under no circumstances will Transnet ever ask for money for interviews, medicals or even uniforms from potential candidates.”

  • Read the original of the above report by Brian Sokutu at The Citizen

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