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 firstname.lastname@example.org to
report such incidents.