Cape Town - Netcare has reiterated concern over scam advertisements using its name with the aim of soliciting money from job-seekers.
The advertisements or messages claim that Netcare and Netcare 911 are seeking to employ nurses, paramedics or fill other positions. It is doing the rounds on social media platforms, emails and text messages.
Similarly, learnerships and internship vacancies within Netcare and Netcare 911 are also being advertised.
Peter Warrener, group human resources director, said the names of Netcare and Netcare 911, are being fraudulently used in these scam advertisements, in order to get money from the public.
He explained that applicants are often requested to send payment as a part of their application, with a promise of either employment at a Netcare or Netcare 911 facility or training towards becoming an employee, but are then defrauded of their money.
“Netcare does not recruit or advertise jobs, learnerships and internships in this manner and we urge the public to be vigilant with regard to any such offers, as they do not originate from Netcare or Netcare 911," said Warrener.
"Members of the public can contact the Netcare Human Resources Shared Services Centre on 086 022 5547 to find out whether a job or training opportunity is legitimate.”
Warrener also encouraged individuals who have been scammed take up their case with the South African Police Services.
He also pointed out some ‘red flags’ that may hint to the fact that the job or training opportunity advertised is a scam and not legitimate:
• The application form asks for the applicant’s banking details.
• Only a cellular telephone number is supplied for enquiries, claiming the landline is “out of order”.
• A dream job without the need of being interviewed is being promised.
• A legitimate sounding company name (i.e. “Net-care”) is used.
• Payment is requested upfront for so-called administration purposes, accommodation and uniforms.
• The payment mechanism is facilitated via a cellular telephone number at a money market facility, such as a supermarket.
“We strongly caution job seekers not to make any payment to secure employment, a job interview, learnership, or internship where the name of Netcare or Netcare 911 name is used,” said Warrener.Read Fin24's top stories trending on Twitter: