Mediclinic warns of jobs for cash scam | Fin24

Mediclinic warns of jobs for cash scam

Jan 13 2017 18:39

Cape Town -  Mediclinic is once again being falsely implicated in a job scam campaign shared on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, it warned.
"Positions advertised may include enrolled nurses, learnerships and other training opportunities for emergency services," it said in a statement on Friday.

"The modus operandi of such scams includes the solicitation of money through informal channels such as money market counters to cellular telephone numbers as part of the application or training process."

Mediclinic emphasised that it would never require an applicant to make a payment as part of the application for employment process.
"We seek to distance ourselves from these scams and request individuals interested in seeking employment within Mediclinic to visit our careers pages on or for valid employment opportunities."
It also pointed out some common points that may indicate the advertised post could be a scam:
• Request for upfront payment or banking details as part of application
• Legitimate sounding names that resemble the company name (e.g. Medi-clinic)
• Lack of interview as part of the application process
• Contact numbers are cellular numbers as landlines are ‘out of order’
• Use of several company logos on official looking letterheads
If an applicant is unsure of the validity of an advertised position, they are urged to contact the Mediclinic Careers Centre at 021 943 6111.

"Should anyone have fallen victim to this scam we encourage the individual to report the case to the South African Police Services."

Netcare warns of scam job ads doing the rounds

Netcare also expressed concern over scam advertisements using its name with the aim of soliciting money from job-seekers.  

It said 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.

“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,” he said.

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