Potential Job Scammers in South Africa

Job scammers in South Africa
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As South Africa slowly (very slowly) comes out of one of the longest and harshest lockdowns experienced around the world, it is becoming painfully obvious that unemployment and crime levels are set to rapidly increase. The current prediction is that we are likely to sit with an unemployment level of 51% in the not too distant future. I fear that job scamming criminals are going to use this high unemployment to target desperate job seekers.

The only way to stay safe to educate yourself on the common job scams taking place and stay away from known scam “centers.” This is easier said then done, especially if you are desperate to find a job, after all, it is incredibly difficult to walk away from a “potential job,” and this is why people get caught. There has been a list of known job scammers doing the rounds in recent days and I wanted to share that list with you, hopefully having this info will make walking away from a potential scam situation just a little easier.

Job scammers in South Africa

Before I go any further I want to make it clear that I personally did not identify these centers as job scams. This is a list that I saw shared on Facebook and was actually sent to me by quite a few of my subscribers. If anyone has any info that might add to this list, OR if there is a company on the list that should not be there please let me know in the comments below. You are also welcome to contact me directly via the contact form on my website.

I would also like to recommend that you read the three articles below. They give a great indication of what to look out for when it comes to job scams, and of course how to avoid them. I think the biggest thing to remember is that you should NEVER EVER have to PAY a cent to a recruiter for any reason. The moment you are asked for payment for police clearance/credit checks or anything else just prepare to walk away.

3 Articles you should also read

  1. Job scams. How to avoid becoming a victim
  2. 8 warning signs of a job scam
  3. 3 job scams you may have already seen

Please read these.

List of Job scammers

Below is a copy of the email that I received and which has been doing the rounds on social media.

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WARNING!
If you are invited for interviews in the following places in Johannesburg, please do not go:

  1. ILPA House CNR Commissioner & Von Weiligh Str
  2. Klamson Towers, 151 Commissioner Str
  3. Manchester House, CNR Von Wielligh & Pritchard Str
  4. The Great Experience, Curthberths of Chambers Building, CNR Prichard & Eloff Str
  5. Century (Insurance) Building, CNR Kruis & Albertina Sisulu Str
  6. Motaung Recruitment, Dr Neil Agget Building, 90 President & Kruis Str
  7. North State Building, 99 Albertina Sisulu Str
  8. Factor House, CNR Kruis & Albert Str
  9. BMT Training pty Ltd, Royal Place, CNR Eloff & Kerk Str
  10. Mr Price Building, CNR Albertina Sisulu & Von Brandis Str
  11. Ottawa Mall, CNR President & Small Str
  12. Kariba House, CNR DeVilliers & Commissioner Str
  13. ABC Kay Motsepe Building, CNR Fox & Von Brandis Str
  14. Mothomo House, Fox Str
  15. Meisschkes Building, CNR Harrison & Albertina Sisulu Str
  16. De Souza Direct, Power Place Building, 261 Oak Avenue, Randburg
  17. 08 Hillside road, Parktown near BP garage
  18. 1fourall Recruitment Agency, Address Unknown
  19. Vusa House, Gandhi Square, Jhb
  20. DK Marketing Solutions (pty) Ltd, Mr Price Building, CNR Albertina Sisulu Rd & Von Brandis Str
  21. ICA Marketing, Aspern house, 2de korte Str, Braamfontein
  22. Markade Building, 84 CNR President & Kruis Str
  23. MIT Group, 130 Fox & Von Brandis Str
  24. Renaissance Building, Gandhi Square
  25. Focus House, 86 Lovey Day & Plein Str, Jhb
  26. Mansion House, Albertina Sisulu & Kruis Str
  27. Brooklyn Recruitment, Jhb
  28. E.N.T Call Centre, Imas House, 28 Von Brandis & Main Str
  29. Motsepe Building, CNR Fox & Von Brandis Str
  30. Lebeya/Success Hospitality, Joubert & Commissioner Str, Majesty Building
  31. Benny Recruitment And Training, 262 Madiba Str, Pretoria
  32. MK Marketing, Apollo Building, Pretoria
  33. TK Marketing, 43 Weirda Str, Devilliers Ave Vereeniging, Randburg
  34. Malatji Specialised Services, Metropolitan Park, Hillside Rd, Parktown

THESE ARE SCAMS AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAPS.

Conclusion

As I said I did not personally identify these as job scams. That being said, it certainly does not hurt to be safe and aware of these potential scams. Please share this article with your friends, family, and on your social media.

The only way to keep safe is to look out for each other. Good luck out there guys!

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