Telkom has warned that a recruitment scam offering “Telkom internships” upon payment of a “booking fee” of R90 is still in operation. Telkom first issued a warning regarding this scam in February.
The scammers assure job seekers they have been awarded a two-month internship at Telkom’s premises in Bloemfontein with a salary of R4,000 a month, and free accommodation and catering.
Because accommodation is limited, the candidates are asked to pay a once-off booking fee of R90 via a mobile money service at Pick n Pay and Boxer supermarkets to secure their space.
“Telkom is continuing to investigate this matter, in close consultation with the SAPS,” said Telkom’s managing executive for group communication, Jacqui O’Sullivan.
“We would like to warn people to be cautious when pursuing offers online and hope that our efforts to expose this scam will shield the public from further fraud of this nature.”