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Alarm raised over bogus online recruitment agencies

Posted By APSO, 20 May 2015

Alarm raised over bogus online recruitment agencies

 

Cape Argus
Joseph Booysen

 

AN INCREASE in fake online adverts posted by bogus operators posing as recruitment firms has led to an industry expert warning desperate job seekers to look out for scammers hoping to make a quick buck.

KC Makhubele, managing executive for marketing and strategic relationships at Quest Staffing Solutions and vice president of the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO), said adverts by fake agencies were becoming more common.

He said bogus recruitment agencies continued to pose a threat, with unscrupulous "recruiters" offering attractive employment opportunities for money in advance. This is usually under the guise of work visas, travel expenses or background and/or credit checks required for the position. Once the money has been paid, the job seeker is left with no job and no money, he said.


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