Bheki Khubeka, Acting Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications at Govan Mbeki Municipality, warned the public about a recruitment scam via SMS.
The fraudsters allegedly send SMS’s from the number +27 71 283 9127 with the topic: INVITATION TO AN INTERVIEW.
The message then read as follows: Dear applicant, we would like to invite you to an interview.
VENUE: GOVAN MBEKI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
NB: Please contact our HR co-ordinator MR LEBA at 0710231048 to confirm your bookings today not later than today.
Kind regards GOVAN MBEKI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY HR department.
Bheki said these messages are not from the municipality and he warned residents that the municipality will not be held responsible for people who decide to volunteer and take part of these false messages.