SARS have warned job seekers not to fall for fake
employment offers being made in its name.
“SARS has noted a SARS-branded e-mail that is being
circulated which confirms acceptance of the recipient into a bogus ‘SARS
Learnership Programme’,” it said in a statement.
“The prospective applicant is then instructed to make a
deposit of an ‘administrative fee’ into a Shoprite Money Market Service account
for the application to be processed.
“The e-mail scam is an adaptation of another scam whereby
individuals posing as SARS staff notify people that they have been successfully
employed by SARS and are required to buy uniforms and identity cards which are
SARS-branded and appear authentic.
“Members of the public are reminded that SARS will never
ask that a payment be made into any other account. SARS does not endorse commercial venues.
“Members of the public are also urged not respond to
e-mails from unknown sources. Any correspondence can be verified by contacting
the SARS contact centre or the nearest SARS branch.
“Members of the public are urged to report these illegal
scams to the police to avoid further exploitation of the vulnerable.
Visit the SARS scams and phishing webpage for more