Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has warned the public of a recruitment scam that is currently being run by unauthorised individuals, and which several people have fallen victim to.
The company says in a statement that it has been made aware that individual(s) claiming to be representatives of the company are conveying fraudulent offers of employment in exchange for payment to bypass the recruitment process. The offers come from unauthorised individuals fraudulently recruiting on CCBSA’s behalf or claiming to work for or be associated with the company.
“CCBSA wishes to warn the public and communities about this scam. These activities are not authorised by nor linked in any way to CCBSA or any of its entities. All such activities must therefore be regarded as criminal and unlawful and should be reported accordingly.
“It must be emphasised that neither CCBSA nor any of its entities would ever ask for upfront fees or payment before, during and/or after the recruitment process. We pride ourselves on the formal recruitment process we have in place – which meets all legal and industry requirements,” the statement reads.
The company advises job seekers not to be attracted or lured by any communication which solicits payment or otherwise. If job seekers are in doubt or suspicious about offers of employment they have received, the company urges them to contact CCBSA directly on 0800 005 174 to confirm whether the offer is legitimate.
“CCBSA would like to assure the public that we are taking this matter extremely seriously and are investigating all claims received in this regard. We will be working with the relevant authorities to end this fraudulent activity.”