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employment thumb100 The Citizen writes that in in a time when unemployment is high and thousands of job seekers who completed matric are joining the job market, it is important to beware of job scams.

With the increase of online job portals and social media platforms, trying to find a job has never been easier, but this also creates fertile ground for scammers. “In today’s digital landscape, vigilance is key. Scammers employ sophisticated tactics and therefore it is crucial to stay informed and exercise caution throughout your job search. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is,” cautioned Larisha Naidoo, head of Zimele, Anglo American’s enterprise and supplier development arm. Common red flags to watch out for are listed in The Citizen article and these include unsolicited WhatsApp offers, upfront payments and phishing attempts. “Trust your gut instinct. If something about the opportunity feels off, do not ignore it. It is better to be cautious than fall victim to a scam,” Naidoo advised. She added that the Department of Employment and Labour has a fraud reporting hotline and that “your best defence is to educate yourself and others and exercise caution: the more informed we all are, the harder it is for scammers to operate.”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Ina Opperman at The Citizen

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