Acting Provincial Police Commissioner Maj-Gen Jan Scheepers has issued a serious warning to job seekers not to fall prey to scammers who demand money for job opportunities. Photo supplied.
Date: 08 February 2024 By: Elmon Tshikhudo
The police in Limpopo have issued a stern warning to job seekers, cautioning them against falling victim to scams. This warning comes in response to numerous complaints from individuals who were duped into paying money in exchange for job opportunities within the SAPS.
According to Lt-Col Malesela Ledwaba, the provincial police spokesperson, scammers contact prospective applicants and demand payment through e-wallet and cash-send options, promising favourable outcomes in their psychometric assessments.
Ledwaba stated that complaints about these scams had been received from various parts of the province. "The management has launched investigations into these fraudulent schemes to apprehend the perpetrators," he added.
Maj-Gen Jan Scheepers, the acting provincial police commissioner, strongly condemned these scams. "Community members should be aware that our recruitment processes are transparent, merit-based, and do not involve any form of payment at any stage. We urge all victims who have been defrauded by these scammers to report to their nearest police stations and lay charges," he emphasised.
For accurate information on recruitment processes, individuals are advised to visit the official SAPS website or report criminal activities via the toll-free number 08600 10111, their nearest police station, or through the MySAPSApp.
Elmon Tshikhudo started off as a photographer. He developed an interest in writing and started submitting articles to local as well as national publications. He became part of the Limpopo Mirror family in 2005 and was a permanent part of the news team until 2019.