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How about them apples? Fraudsters target new employees

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How about them apples? Fraudsters target new employees

Job seekers and new employees fall for confidence trick but it can be avoided by registering with SAFPS

Consumer journalist

Bloody fraudsters. Yes, I’m angry and frustrated by the havoc fraudsters wreak on the lives of so many people. Their emails often bring me to tears.

Job seekers are incredibly vulnerable, given the amount of personal information they are required to supply when they apply for jobs.

That’s a lot of at-risk South Africans, given that our unemployment rate has now hit a scarily high record of 34,9% according to Stats SA. Many who’ve applied to major corporates for jobs have become victims of impersonation fraud not long afterwards...

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