Gauteng News

Education department warns schools about cash-scammers

The Gauteng Department of Education is warning schools about people who pretend to be BMW HR personnel, going around schools and spreading false job opportunities.

Department of Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said the scammers contact the principal of school and volunteer to donate IT equipment to the school.

“So far targeted areas are Ga-Rankuwa, Soshanguve, Mabopane, Winterveld, Hammanskraal in Pretoria and surrounding areas. However, we are making other schools to be aware of this on-going schools exploitation and to report it. The scammers also come with a plan of fighting unemployment in the country. They send flyers with false job-opportunities to schools then request the principal to make copies and stamp them”, he added.

Mabona said the scammers are also targeting cash from communities as they disseminate their message by ordering school principals to hand stamped flayers to learners, so that they can give them to their parents.

“On the flyers, job seekers who are applicants are informed to pay a certain amount of money for medical test, uniform and special treatment in order to secure a job. We are warning schools and the public not to be victims of these deceitful cash-scammers”, Mabona said.

He added that department of education is not part of this scam that is on-going and does not request people to pay money in order to secure a job.

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