By Simphiwe Masilela

Unemployment rate is high, and fraudsters are also hard  at work trying to come up with various ways to earn easy money and they also use social networks to do this.

Eskom wishes to warn the public about a recruitment scam where a criminal element is pretending to be Eskom recruitment agents.

The fraudsters pretend to be recruiters for Eskom and solicit R1 500 from job seekers in order to secure employment. Once payment is received by these “recruiters”, would be employees are then directed to report to the main security entrance gate or reception area at an Eskom building, only to find there are no vacancies or jobs and the supposed agent has also vanished.

Eskom urges the general public to desist from engaging with anyone claiming to be an Eskom recruitment agent, especially if the agent requests payment in order to secure employment.

Members of the public are reminded that all employment opportunities available from Eskom would be advertised on its own website and that Eskom would never ask for payment.

To report incidents of fraud, corruption and irregularities involving Eskom, members of the public are requested to call Eskom’s toll free crime line on 0800 11 27 22 or email to report the incident.