Avbob hit by ‘jobs for cash’ scam


AVBOB Mutual Assurance Society says it is concerned about a fake job advertisement making the rounds on social media.

According to a statement released by Avbob, a syndicate pretending to be the Avbob human resource department is making use of a Gmail account to “recruit” unaware South African citizens for jobs in return for a fee.

“Please note that this is a scam. Avbob has not advertised such posts and the company would never request applicants to pay a fee for any job posts or competence tests. We are calling on all members of the social media community to refrain from sharing or referring anyone to these posts. Avbob is investigating the matter and we will be taking the necessary steps to ensure that the perpetrators are apprehended,” reads the statement.

Avbob added that it will only advertise vacancies on the company’s official platforms such as the Avbob South Africa Facebook page, AVBOBSA, Twitter page or company website: www.avbob.co.za.

“Under no circumstances should people make payment for any vacancies claiming to be from AVBOB,” they concluded.