Unemployment is a huge crisis in South Africa and jobseekers are often scammed.
Three females were arrested by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) on Tuesday in the CBD for allegedly selling fake jobs.
JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said officers were in the CBD on Tuesday on patrol, while there, they received a tip off about the women who were making money through the scam.
“A man complained that his wife paid them R450, and they had promised to get her employment, but the three suspects’ phones were switched off, and they weren’t seen or heard of again,” said Minnaar.
The CBD’s most buildings are used for illegal things and that triggered the officers to went to the seventh floor of a building at the corner of Von Wielligh Street and Nugget Street, where the three were operating from.
Minnaar said that when officers arrived, there was a female suspect who tried to run away, however she was arrested, along with two more suspects.
During the arrest, the officer found dozens of CVs and fake application forms as well as R7140 in cash.
“Officers seized a computer printer as well as four cell phones, which will form part of the investigation.” concluded Minaar.