Cops warn against fake job adverts

South Africa - Cape Town - 12 February 2019 Students protesting outside the Western Cape Nursing College in Klipfontein Road Cape Town this morning and tried to bar management from entering the premises.The nursing college is the hub of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) nursing programme Most of the protesting students live in college residences.They were demanding increased safety on campus among other things Photographer: Ayanda Ndamane /African News Agency(ANA)
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.”