Four hospitals targeted in fake job scam

WC Health Dept has issued a warning that four state hospitals have been targeted by a fake job scam.

Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Hospital is one of four state hospitals targeted in a fake jobs scam. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Health Department has issued a warning that four state hospitals have been targeted by a fake job scam.

As part of the ruse, random SMSs are sent to people asking them to deposit money into an account in order to secure work.

The fake jobs were also advertised for in local newspapers.

Health spokesperson Sithembiso Magubane says, "The hospitals that have been affected so far are Helderberg Hospital, Valkenberg Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital and Lentegeur Hospital. The best thing to do is ignore it."

Police are investigating the matter.