Cops warn against fake job adverts

Cape Town - 181003 - The new South African Police Anti Gang Unit walking the streets of Hanover Park ahead of the official launch by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa on Friday formally launched the Anti-Gang Unit in Hanover Park, Cape Town. The Anti-Gang Unit is made up of members from specialised units with an objective to dislodge and terminally weaken the capacity of the gangs, and to disorganize and fundamentally disable the criminal economy linked to gangsterism, including drug and firearm supply lines or other identified commodities. The Anti-Gang Unit has been in operation as from the 08th of October 2018, deployed in Nyanga cluster, Bonteheuwel and Bishop Lavis. The Unit will continue to be in full operation in the Peninsula area until communities in the greater Western Cape experience a return to normality. Picture: Henk Kruger/ANA/African News Agency
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has warned against hoax messages containing a fake job listing advertisement circulating on social media and other channels. 

The SAPS has advised potential job seekers to be wary of the fake job listing advert and not fall prey to the scam.  

The fake job advert indicates that there are vacant internship opportunities as well as vacant positions available for the Basic Learning Development Programme (BLDP) intake within the police service.  

The SAPS says, currently, there are no internships and BLDP posts available.

Lieutenant General Bonang Mgwenya said, “Members of the public are warned not to fall prey to these scams. These fabricated adverts are misleading and are driven by faceless and malicious individuals. The posts for the SAPS will be advertised on the SAPS website when there are posts that are available .Members of the public are also reminded that employment at the SAPS is not for sale. Usually, a scammer will try to extort money from his/her victims. The public must be extra vigilant and contact their nearest police station for clarity and information when in doubt.”