In a country like South Africa with an extremely high unemployment rate, finding work could drastically improve your life and the lives of your loved ones.
So when an attractive job offer is advertised and it looks legit, one could be forgiven for becoming excited and applying right away.
However, some individuals have malicious intentions and will use the desperation of people in need for their sometimes illegal activities.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has warned members of the public to not apply for an internship opportunity at the agency offering R6 084 per month.
This comes after a social media post advertising the so-called internship has been shared widely on various social media platforms.
SASSA said, “Please note that the below advert is FAKE and does not come from SASSA. All SASSA vacancies are advertised on national newspapers or the agency's website (http://sassa.gov.za) only.”
The post also includes a link where people can apply for the opportunity and the application closing date.