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ESKOM WARNS PUBLIC NOT TO FALL VICTIM TO RESURFACING RECRUITMENT SCAM
Thursday, 16 March 2016: Eskom wishes to warn the public about a recurring recruitment scam where a criminal element is pretending to be Eskom recruitment agents.
The fraudsters pretend to be recruiters for Eskom and solicit R1 500 from job seekers in order to secure employment.  Once payment is received by these :recruiters”, would be employees are then directed to report to the main security entrance gate or reception at an Eskom  building, only to find there are no vacancies or jobs and the supposed agent has also disappeared.
One of the most recent recruitment scams involve a certain Mr Mogapi who is allegedly recruiting employees for Lethabo Power Station.  When unsuspecting members of the public send their CV’s to this person, they are requested to pay R1 500 for the vacancy.  In another instance a certain Mr Alton / Ali Mametsa Mtshali , who allegedly works at Eskom East London fraudulently declares that he is securing employment for drivers and electricians.  In both instances would-be employees are only provided with cell phone numbers as contact details, no office telephone numbers are provided.
Eskom urges the general public to desist from engaging with anyone claiming to be an Eskom recruitment agent, especially if the agent requests payment in order to secure employment.
Members of the public are reminded that all employment opportunities available from Eskom would be advertised on its own website www.eskom.co.za  and that Eskom would NEVER ask for payment in order to secure employment.
Members, who have been scammed in this particular manner, are urged to report the matter to the SAPS.
To report incidents of fraud, corruption and irregularities involving Eskom employees, members of the public are requested to call Eskom’s toll free crime line 0800 11 27 22 or email investigate@eskom.co.za to report such incidents.