Beware of the New Fax Ploy

At Job Mail publishing we frequently inform you of the latest in scam operations. It has come to our attention that there is a new job scam that has begun making the rounds.  We advise you to take the time to read this article to ensure you do not fall prey to this con.

The scam description is as follows:

A recruiter position becomes available requesting job seekers to direct their Curriculum Vitae’s to a fax number.  This fax number is set up to incur charges beyond standard rates. So if you send your CV to this‘fake recruiter’, you will be charged on your telephone bill at a very high rate.

Now that you are aware of this ploy, your next question probably is, “How do I make sure that this doesn’t happen to me so that I don’t get conned in the future?”

To prevent this from happening to you we suggest you:

–          Always verify your source of inquiry. This means that you need to check the telephone number given in the job advert is in operation (you can do this by making a simple call to test that the telephone line exists and when you call you can ask questions about the job on offer). When you call, if they immediately direct you to the fax line it is best to play it safe and avoid applying for this job. We ask that you please contact us at Job Mail and we will investigate this recruiter

–          Check that the company is registered to operate. A simple Google search should assist in proving that this company is a legally registered company. If they don’t have a registered VAT number they are not obliged to trade in South Africa. This usually applies to work from home opportunities. For more information on illegal work from home opportunities we suggest you read this post.

–          Make certain that FAX is not the ONLY means of communication.  Many a time; regardless of email listing, the company does not receive calls and only directs communication to a fax number for correspondence. BE AWARE!The company should not have a problem with you emailing your CV if they are a registered recruiter/ employer. If they only have a fax number and are not willing to receive your CV via email 9 out of 10 times this fax number is set-up for the solitary purpose of a con and they get about R30.00 for every document you send.

Remember that it is safer for you as the job seeker to apply online via the Job Mail site. In using the apply button on a Job Mail verified advert you have direct access to approvedjob positions and authorised recruiters. Job Mail makes a concerted effort to ensure that our recruiters and employers are legitimate in order to be fully registered to our site.

Once you are a registered as a Job Mail user you press the apply button and recruiters/ employers get an email with your online Job Mail CV (provided your qualification matches the post they have advertised). Most Job Mail recruiters have access to our system so they can even search for CV’s when they are looking for specialised qualifications and skills. It is therefore important for you to update your skills matrix so you appear in these searches.

It is to your benefit to ensure that your online CV is constantly updated so you frequently appear in these recruiters search results. It is important to ensure your profile remains active. After three months of not using your profile on Job Mail it will subsequently deactivated. This means you will not appear in recruiters notifications when they are looking for the perfect candidate.

So remember to apply today using your online Job Mail CV and also make sure keep your account active. Job Mail is the ultimate, safe and secure employment seeking platform but you can’t get a job if you don’t apply!

If you have any details about the above mentioned fax con or any other scams on the Job Mail site, please ensure you contact the following Job Mail representative:

Contact Rose on 012 3423840 (EXT: 2620) or via e-mail: rosep@jobmail.co.za

We hope this post helped you to be savvier when applying for jobs. Where there is a window of opportunity fraudsters will find innovative ways to con you. This is why you need to be aware of the latest ploys so you don’t become there next target!

Thank You from the Job Mail Team.

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Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Channel Co-ordinator / Blogger at Job Mail

Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Channel Co-ordinator / Blogger at Job Mail

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284 Responses

  1. MOLOKO says:

    Thank you for making us aware of such scams. I applied for some vacancies via email and I’ve received replies requesting me to fax my CV and relevant qualifications, but I followed my instincts and didn’t fax anything. What made me suspicious is there is no company name, only a name of a recruitment agency

    • Carmel says:

      I feel like such a fool for falling for this ploy. I have always warned everyone else about scams and now I have fallen for the very thing which goes against all my principles. is there no legitimate decent people out there who are willing to work hard for their money like everyone else.

      The scamsters who have targeted me is:
      Work Services: Mary Nurbitt 086 563 7781
      J O B Solutions: Lerato Radebe 086 697 5367
      Alpha & Omega Recruitment: Sandy Hathaway 086 697 1188

      If only I knew about this scam as I have already sent my 20 page documents through to Work Services. This is so frustrating

      • job-admin says:

        Thanks for sharing this details with us. Sorry to hear that you were caught by this scam. Hope you find the job that you need soon!

        • Shri says:

          Thanks lot…even i also got that mails..u can see one mail over here. i was also thinking to send my documents by fax , but i didn’t.

          We are just following up on our previous message.

          If you still have not forwarded your information, please do so immediately, if already done just ignore this message.

          Just to refresh your memory;

          We need the following information from you:

          Cover letter;
          Latest updated CV;
          Photo;
          Documents confirming education and employment history.

          Please forward the following to us at your earliest convenience:

          Please send to, Fax: 0865627097

          Awaiting your prompt reply.

          Regards
          Carla Naidoo
          VACANCY SOLUTION ENTERPRISES

          Company Profile:
          We understand that the needs of employers and job-seekers are different. We are able to identify the correct candidate for the correct job thus meeting the needs of both the employer and job-seeker.

          Services:
          Both employers and job-seekers are valuable to us and we aim to provide an excellent service to both.
          For employers our services are to:
          -Source candidates that are suitable for the positions available.
          -Screen, interview and reference check potential candidates.
          -Advertise positions as required if no suitable candidates are already
          available.
          For job-seekers we aim to:
          -Provide access to our database of positions available.
          -Understand the type of position that would suit the job-seeker best.
          -Provide guidance in CV and interview preparation should it be required

      • danielle says:

        I totally know how Carmel Feels! My husband is a IT programmer so this hits me even worse!

        Same names, and numbers, everything!

        What worries me is now they have ALL my personal details!

        • Charl says:

          Shri you said it(nasty people they are)
          “Same names, and numbers, everything!
          What worries me is now they have ALL my personal details!”

          My question to everyone is there not someone doing anything about these people and if you think of it these people are playing with peoples lives and don’t care.

          i will try and speak to someone and get further info on this but people hurting alot of other good people.

          when i have info i will post it here. chat soon

          Charl

      • Sitara says:

        OMH….thank you so much for this website. I was busy preparing to get all my things in order to fax to them…same names and numbers…but i had a nagging thought – which company only accepts faxs in a modern world of technology whereby emails are much easier, faster and efficient. I am desperate for a job – but i had too many things going wrong for me in 2012 – the last thing i want is for 2013 to be a much worse year.

        Here are more names:-

        Carla Naidoo> *VACANCY SOLUTION ENTERPRISES*
        Green Door Solutions

        I thank God i came across this scam website or i would have been in the same position as everyone else.

        Sitara

        • job-admin says:

          Thanks for sharing this info with us Sitara. Glad you did not get caught by this!

        • andile says:

          Hey thanks to my curiosity I have come across this scam warning. I received 2 emails from Lerato and 1 from Carla. Glad to get a response I didn’t even check that they were from different companies, I mean the odds of getting responses from different companies within minutes. I apply regularly and wanted to follow up which post the emails might relate to and what do you know,it’s a scam. Yes I won’t get a job but I have been saved from far worse.

      • Zodwa says:

        OMG I did the same thing Carmel says,am worried now since they have all my information.

      • Nic says:

        Hey Carmel,

        I just want to thank you for publishing the above info on here. I believe in researching everyone before I send them any personal info, so when I googled Mary Nurbitt, this post came up. My wife just received several mails requesting her cv and photo, etc… And I thought something was fishy… so google is your friend. Thanks again Carmel, and sorry that you got done in by this. These people are absolute scum.

        Secondly, to Jobmail, seeing that we have the details of these people, ie. fax number (The name’s are most likely fake aliases), isn’t there anything that we can do to have these people arrested for fraud or something like that. I mean, Fax numbers are traceable.

        Thank you kindly,

        Nic.

        • job-admin says:

          Hi Nic – Thanks for sharing this story with us. Glad you did not get caught by them. The best is to check with your local SAPS if it’s possible to lay charges of fraud against these people. These 086 numbers are fax to e-mail fax numbers and anyone can create one via numerous services in SA, which means they are not that easily traceable.

      • jay says:

        I have all those peoples names as well, I can mail it to you as proof. Plus I dint have enuf money to fax my cv I can only mail from my blackberry, hence me looking for a job. Thanks guys for keeping us informed about these scams.

      • Precious says:

        Since 5am today I have recieving this scam emails and I do not know how to block them can anyone help me please. Its job solution, career solution, human resources, local jobs etc. How do I stop them from landing into my inbox, help me guys

      • Karen says:

        I have also received a number of these emails from:
        Job Solutions
        Green Door
        First4Staff
        Infinite Personnel Services
        Career Solutions
        Local Jobs

        • Clement says:

          They email me and I’m surprised where did they get my email: Look this is what they are saying, “You responded to one of our advertised vacancies.” They don’t tell which vacancy, any recruiter must know that I’m applying for many Jobs, so they have to be specific and tell me their company name. That is why I wanted to find out which company is this.

          Infinite Personnel Services
          Career Solutions

      • Tanya says:

        I Agree Carmel, I was a sucker as well :( This worries me al lot…..

        We are so in need of jobs and our cents is turned over 20 thousand times. Now we have these idiots that take advantage of that.

    • Fiona says:

      I received this one tonight but was not previously aware of this scam. Have had so many of these e-mails and normally just delete but decided to check this one out for some reason and arrived here on this site!!!!

      Dear Fiona ………..

      Good day to you!

      We are just following up on our previous correspondence, to ensure that you have indeed received our previous email.

      In order to proceed with the application process you have to forward your application documents, which must at least include your detailed CV, proof of education and proof of previous employment to Fax: 0865636824

      So if you haven’t done it yet, please send it to us as soon as possible.

      A ‘quick fix’ does not form part of our thinking. Our main goal is to provide you with ‘long term’ recruitment results.

      To assist in providing stability in candidates placed by us, we establish & assess retention statistics and analyse reasons why staff decide to stay or not stay with their employer. This allows us to understand the important issues and to provide our clients with necessary guidance.

      Good luck with your application.

      Job Genie Network

      *******************

      • Henno Kruger says:

        Thanks for sharing Fiona

      • Miss B says:

        Hey Henno Kruger,

        Thank you so much for your article. I’ve also received several emails for different “agents”. I’ve been actively searching for a job for the past three years now, and I had never received any emails up until this year. And I was a very suspicious as to why all of a sudden am I receive so many from different people.And when I Google for their company information nothing comes up. Fax to email is expensive, R7.00 per page.Its so frustrating cos I desperately need employment and faxing is costly.

        And these people know that everyone is desperate and they play with our emotions. Some say that “application closes in 5 days”

        Thank goodness I was stubborn and listened to my instincts, and thank you again for your article. It helped so many people.

        Miss B.

        • Miss B says:

          0865908853 Choice careers
          0865636824 Job genie network
          0866932427 green door solutions
          0865652981 local jobs
          0865920168 personnel agency services
          0865909654 r t wilkinson
          0865910515 a- z personnel
          0865619399 randy cassidy Jobyard
          0866982821 melanie b personnel options.

        • Henno Kruger says:

          Glad we can help Miss B :)

          • Fuzz says:

            here are a few more numbers:
            086632880
            0865619399
            0866982821
            0865907210
            0866932427
            0865636824
            0865637781
            0865652981 (ref:LT41373/13)
            0865904430 (att: vacancy application department)
            0865909654
            0865258364 (att Rouchelle)
            0866932427
            0866975367
            0865635450
            0865920168

            Dont get caught, so glad i decided to search some of the companies i got responses from.

            Thank you Jobmail

          • Henno Kruger says:

            Thanks for sharing Fuzz

          • Olga Makhoba says:

            Your response to our advertised vacancy was received.

            In order to proceed with the application process please forward the following information, at your earliest convenience, to us:

            Your recently updated CV;
            A head & shoulders photo of yourself;
            Supporting documentation to verify past employment & education;
            Reference letters from previous employers, if available.

            Your can forward it to fax: 0862268476
            Please use the following reference: LJ3B7873/6 in all correspondence.

            Awaiting your prompt response.

            Kind regards

            Personnel Department
            New Appointments
            Local Jobs
            We do not have a strongly branded corporate image and as a result, all our clients have to be developed and then retained purely through good service. We do not have the comfort zone of relying on the marketing of a well known / well promoted name in order to replace lost clients. This has results in fewer, key clients, and they get “five star” service.

    • Lol these people scared me off, they all 10+ of them all seemed so desparate for ma documents than I am for their jobs. My intincts made me not to fax them anything. iv just taken a gap year from wits, so I am very vulnerable to scams. unfortunately for them they got nada from me

    • Tebo says:

      I have recently been a victim of fax spam. So many “recruiters” have been asking me to fax my documentation.

      I just became suspicious this morning and decided to google the fax number, I received another 5 requests again this morning.

      Thank you for the information and warning.

      Stunt!

      • Henno Kruger says:

        Thanks for your feedback. If you encounter more, please comment on this post to spread the awareness :)

    • Thessie de Nysschen says:

      I feel such an idiot as I too was caught by these scammers! What happens now to all my information?

      • Henno Kruger says:

        That is difficult to say as each scammer might have a different agenda. If you are concerned then report it to your local police department so that you have something on record.

        • Ray says:

          Thank you very much for the info ,I was about to fax my cv but couldn’t understand why they want my photo since I’m not auditioning for anything. What got me more alert was the response I was getting from different recruiters and did not mention which post I applied for. Thanks again Job Mail.

  2. Hanlie says:

    Thank you so much for this info, I really appreciate it and will look out for the scams!!! Enjoy your day

  3. rashid says:

    i knew it was a scam, i used to receive those email on my gmail inbox. its just a shame that they are trying to steal from people who are really in needs. the best way to know that it is a scam, its to look at the email that the fax number was sent,and check the website , if its not a company or a job recruiting website than you know there is nothing serious about it and it is probably a scam.

  4. A little point I wish to make.. Companies are not in fact required, as far as I know, to be VAT registered until a certain regular figure is obtained in turnover every month, so a lot of the small businesses will not in fact be VAT registered.

    • Yolande Nass says:

      The amount by law that a company needs to have as an annual turnover is R1 million. It equates to a monthly turnover of R83 333. If a company has a turnover of less than this averaged over 6 months or annually, they do not, by law, have to be VAT registered – it is optional for any operating business though no matter how low the turnover. From R1 million per annum and upwards, it is the law to become VAT registered as a company.

  5. ephraim says:

    This has just vindicated what i have been saying before. i once emailed rosep on jobmail complaining about this as i suspected it was a scam. How can a recruiter only accepts faxed cvs and mostly on these expensive fax numbers like 086….. Thanks for finally picking this, it has been on going for quite some time now.

  6. Nombuso says:

    Well thank you very much for this as I have had e-mails coming though asking me to fax again as the fax was not received with my picture and more details, yoh, this is so much helpful, thank you guys you are doing a great job

  7. Pieter says:

    See emails I have been receiving lately. And they continue under different names….. are these part of the mentioned frauds?

    Jobprogress Solutions
    Earlier today I received a forwarded email response from you relating to a vacancy that was recently advertised via one of our affiliated Human Resource Network Partner Companies.In order to apply for this vacancy please forward the following documents, at your earliest convenience, to me:1. Intro letter (maximum 3 pages)2. Detailed CV3. Supporting documents and certificatesBecause we are aware that not everybody has access to scan facilities we request that you fax all the requested documentation, in one batch, to us at fax number: 0866912209On receipt of the required documentation, we will enter your information into our database to allow you to be considered for the vacancy.Please be aware that the mere applying for a position does not guarantee success, and please understand that if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks after applying, that you unfortunately were not considered as a shortlist candidate for this vacancy. Better luck next time, because remember there is work out there for all of us!Awaiting your application.Yours truly,Sarah JohnsonJobprogress Solutions

    Worknet Solutions

    Hello xxxx We just want to make sure that you have forwarded your application documentation, which must at least include your detailed CV to Fax: 0866526176If not, please try to send it as soon as possible.If you however already sent it, just give as a few days to process it.RegardsWorknet Solutions

    Dear Applicant Hello againThanks for the interest you showed in one of our advertised vacancies.We just want to remind you that if you want to apply for the vacant position to please send an intro-letter clearly stating the vacancy you are applying for, to fax: 0866523964Please also attached the following documents to your introduction letter.1) Detailed full CV2) All relevant supporting documents, such as reference letters and documentation confirming your education.3) Head and shoulders photo of yourselfWe sometimes receive hundreds of applications per vacancy, and therefore it is practically only possible to correspond with applicants that are chosen as shortlist candidates.So if you do not get a response from us within 15 business days, after sending in your fax, please assume that your application was unfortunately not successfull this time.If you however already forwarded the requested info, as requested 2 days ago, please disregard this message.We wish you a pleasant day.Your PRIME team at:Prime Solution Services

    • Job Mailer says:

      @Pieter Thanks for the feedback. Worknet Solutions have been confirmed as one of these scammers. Please ignore any correspondence from them. Block them on your e-mail if you can.

  8. Wonder says:

    Most recruiters do not use gmail as the above scammers do. i received dozens of these mails and i got tired of marking them as spam. their approach is far from being professional. even though i was desperate for work, they appeared more desperate than me. taking your time to read what these scammers send is worth it. check for disclaimer info, decent contact numbers and their website to verify their authenticity.

  9. Ju says:

    I was retrenched 3 years ago and could not find a job and when this job was published to fax my CV, I duly did and never got a reply. Thanks for advising the public that this is a scam. Is there any trusted ‘person’ in this modern day of ours?

  10. cindy says:

    I have about 5-6 guys telling me about the vacant position i had applied for. My suspicion started when the style of writting is similer the things on the text were not changed but the companies were different. there is no specific time one can’t reply on the mail only fax it insane. They are:

    RECRUITMENT SERVICES (0862250233)
    Careerwork Genie (Linda G.0866915429)
    Employment Solutions(0866915319 Marinda)
    OMEGA Human Resources (Kimberley 0866914464)
    Job Progress Solutions (Sarah Johnson 0866912209)

    • mostafa says:

      Please! I need the key number before 086….. fax no. I am from Egypt trying to send my papers but it is unavailable.

      • job-admin says:

        Hey Mostafa – 086 numbers are used in fax scams in South Africa, so be careful. The international dialing code for South Africa is +27, for future reference

  11. Parzuria says:

    12/03/2011

    Dear Paarzuria

    Our correspondence of 3 days ago refers.

    I still await the following documents from you:
    1.Intro letter (maximum 3 pages)
    2.Detailed CV
    3.Supporting documents and certificates

    Because we are aware that not everybody has access to scan facilities we request that you fax all the requested documentation, in one batch, to us at fax number: 0866912209

    On receipt of the required documentation, we will enter your information into our database to allow you to be considered for the vacancy.

    Please be aware that the mere applying for a position does not guarantee success, and please understand that if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks after applying, that you unfortunately were not considered as a shortlist candidate for this vacancy.

    Better luck next time, because remember there is work out there for all of us!

    Awaiting your application.

    Yours truly,

    Sandy Miller
    Work Services Direct

  12. Tobasco says:

    Thanks you very much Lovey guys, life savers.
    see the email below & many more i ddnt attach them bcos ihev deleted. SEEEEE!!!

    Kimberley here…

    Just wanted to make sure that you have sent us the requested docs.

    If you forgot, please try to send it as soon as possible, because the closing date for the vacancy is almost upon us.

    Please forward the following documents to us, via fax: 0866914464

    CV
    Reference letters (if available)
    Certificates (if applicable)

    We cannot process your application without these documents.

    Kind Regards

    Kimberley
    Pre-Screening
    Recruitment Dept.
    OMEGA Human Resources

  13. Tobasco says:

    Y they keep sending more emails?

    see this one:

    Your response to our advertised vacancy refers.

    Please forward your application to us at fax: 0862255516

    Please include the following: CV, recent head and shoulder photo, introduction and motivational letter & reference letters, if available.

    Our resources allow us to only respond to successful applicants.

    If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks, your application was unsuccessful.

    Awaiting your prompt response.

    Regards

    Rhaoul
    Processing department
    Personnel Placements Services

  14. Bianca says:

    This is so incredibly frustrating! Especially if you’re like me, finished with my degree, and struggling to find work as a candidate attorney! These people don’t realize what a struggle it is these days to get a job, and now the make it even more frustrating! Please will someone stop this nonsense!

  15. shocked!!!! says:

    I am very shocked about all this and was jus about 2 fax trew my stuff wen I decided I mus jus chk out these companies only 2 find all the emails I received is da same as wat u guys received!I cannot thank god enuf 4 allown me 2 chk out theses places or I should f been a victim of a scam!!!so unfair!

    Dear Jobseeker

    Your application documents as requested, are still outstanding.

    Please forward your application to us at fax: 0862255516

    Please include the following: CV, recent head and shoulder photo, introduction and motivational letter & reference letters, if available.

    Our resources allow us to only respond to successful applicants.

    If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks, your application was unsuccessful.

    Awaiting your prompt response.

    Regards

    Rhaoul
    Processing department
    Personnel Placements Services
    Hello again Candidate

    We have noticed your interest in a vacant position that was recently advertised by us.

    If you want to apply for this position please follow the instructions below:

    Please forward the following documents to us at your earliest convenience:
    – Recently updated full CV
    – A recent photo of yourself
    – Reference letters from previous employers
    – Introduction letter, specifically stating from when you will be available, and how long in advance you will need to give notice to current employers, if applicable.
    – Any other relevant information and supporting documents to support your application.

    Please forward all these documents in one batch to Fax: 0866912219

    We are now awaiting your fax.

    IF YOU HOWEVER ALREADY FORWARDED THE ABOVE MENTIONED DOCUMENTS TO US, PLEASE IGNORE THIS SECOND REQUEST.

    Till we speak again.

    Your partner in recruiting

    HARDWORK APPOINTMENTS
    Dear Applicant

    Earlier today I received a forwarded email response from you relating to a vacancy that was recently advertised via one of our affiliated Human Resource Network Partner Companies.

    In order to apply for this vacancy please forward the following documents, at your earliest convenience, to me:
    1.Intro letter (maximum 3 pages)
    2.Detailed CV
    3.Supporting documents and certificates

    Because we are aware that not everybody has access to scan facilities we request that you fax all the requested documentation, in one batch, to us at fax number: 0866912209

    On receipt of the required documentation, we will enter your information into our database to allow you to be considered for the vacancy.

    Please be aware that the mere applying for a position does not guarantee success, and please understand that if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks after applying, that you unfortunately were not considered as a shortlist candidate for this vacancy.

    Better luck next time, because remember there is work out there for all of us!

    Awaiting your application.

    Yours truly,

    Sandy Miller
    Work Services Direct

    Good day Candidate,

    We received a response from you for a recently advertised vacancy.

    However to process your application, we need you to please forward the following documents to us:

    Your recently updated CV
    Certificates and reference letters to support your application.
    A recent head and shoulders photo of yourself.
    (Do not forward your ID document yet)

    Please send all above requested documents as soon as possible to fax: 0866915319

    Please keep in mind that we sometimes receive hundreds of applications per vacancy, which make it really impossible to contact all unsuccessful applicants, but please keep in mind that we will immediately inform you if you are chosen as a shortlist candidate.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Kind regards

    Marinda
    Employment Solutions

  16. sebastian says:

    Hi what I want to know is where these so called fake recruitment agencies get our details. My mail box also just starte overflowing with these mails requesting my documents and at first I also did fall for this scam because I’m in need of work to provide for my fam and are struggling for 2years now to get job. But then I became Suspicious after most of them requested my documents to be send again, I started to search them on the web and the only thing that came up on most of them were scam related stories. This is one of the mails I also received a few minutes ago and after they requested my documents twice in a few minutes time I decided to search them and the link about them came up on jobmails site. I mailed them back and this is what I asked them in my mail but they did not reply at all.

    Hi there no I haven’t send it yet because I have only received your request for the documents a few minutes ago. I’m very skeptic these days faxing my documents to any 086 fax number because this is a very expensive exercise and there are manny scam companies using the 086 numbers to rob job hunters and I have read a lot about these scams.

    Please tel my what vacancy I applied for where it was advertised, when and what documents I have mailed you cause I can’t see why you not happy with the documents I have mailed to you. I’m unemployed at the moment and can’t afford to fax cv and certificates to all the 086 requesting documents from me. Like I said I did step in this trap before and lost lots of money faxing my documents to 086 numbers because I do have a lot of documents that goes with my cv.

    Good day xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx,

    Kimberley here…

    Just wanted to make sure that you have sent us the requested docs.

    If you forgot, please try to send it as soon as possible, because the closing date for the vacancy is almost upon us.

    Please forward the following documents to us, via fax: 0866914464

    CV
    Reference letters (if available)
    Certificates (if applicable)

    We cannot process your application without these documents.

    Kind Regards

    Kimberley
    Pre-Screening
    Recruitment Dept.
    OMEGA Human Resources

    Good day xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx,

    We have received your response to our advertisement, but now need you to please forward the following documents to us, via fax: 0866914464

    CV
    Reference letters (if available)
    Certificates (if applicable)

    Please try your best to forward these documents to our fax number as soon as possible.

    We cannot process your application without these documents.

    Kind Regards

    Kimberley
    Pre-Screening
    Recruitment Dept.
    OMEGA Human Resources

  17. sebastian says:

    Here is another one and pay attention on how they trying to look proffesional.

    Dear xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx

    Your response to our advertised vacancy was received.

    In order to proceed with the application process please forward the following information, at your earliest convenience, to us:

    Your recently updated CV;
    A head & shoulders photo of yourself;
    Supporting documentation to verify past employment & education;
    Reference letters from previous employers, if available.

    Your can forward it to fax: 0866503018
    Please use the following reference: VM48373/12 in all correspondence.

    Awaiting your prompt response.

    Kind regards

    Personnel Department
    New Appointments
    VM Professional Services

    We do not have a strongly branded corporate image and as a result, all our clients have to be developed and then retained purely through good service. We do not have the comfort zone of relying on the marketing of a well known / well promoted name in order to replace lost clients. This has results in fewer, key clients, and they get “five star” service.

    Disclaimer: This email is considered a business record and is therefore property of VM Professional Services. This email, and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. This communication represents the originator’s personal views and opinions, which do not necessarily reflect those of VM Professional Services. If you are not the original recipient or the person responsible for delivering the email to the intended recipient, be advised that you have this email in error, and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this email is strictly prohibited.

  18. Olivia says:

    Thank you for all this information

  19. judith says:

    thanx guys. I also recieved da same responds,o86 numbers and i was abt 2 go nd nd fax my documents nw, EASY GO RECRUITER. Thnx guys

  20. George says:

    The scam has been going on for years even. This is can be avoided by applying directly online for positions with the prospective employers. This is why my company doesn’t accept emailed or faxed applications.

  21. Natascha says:

    Work Services Direct dontreply-workservicesdirect@mail.com via server1.response4free.com
    6:14 AM (4 hours ago)

    to me

    Dear Natascha Resant

    Earlier today I received a forwarded email response from you relating to a vacancy that was recently advertised via one of our affiliated Human Resource Network Partner Companies.

    In order to apply for this vacancy please forward the following documents, at your earliest convenience, to me:
    1. Intro letter (maximum 3 pages)
    2. Detailed CV
    3. Supporting documents and certificates

    Because we are aware that not everybody has access to scan facilities we request that you fax all the requested documentation, in one batch, to us at fax number: 0866912209

    On receipt of the required documentation, we will enter your information into our database to allow you to be considered for the vacancy.

    Please be aware that the mere applying for a position does not guarantee success, and please understand that if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks after applying, that you unfortunately were not considered as a shortlist candidate for this vacancy.

    Better luck next time, because remember there is work out there for all of us!

    Awaiting your application.

    Yours truly,

    Sandy Miller

  22. Nokubonga says:

    hey guys

    Thanks for making us aware of these scams, and of which im one of the victim to these and have been findng my telefax bill so highthese days coz ive been repliying to these emails. I once ask myself where did they get my email account but no one could answer that.

    Dear Nokubonga Cheron Mzindle

    Our correspondence of 3 days ago refers.

    I still await the following documents from you:

    1. Intro letter (maximum 3 pages)
    2. Detailed CV
    3. Supporting documents and certificates

    Because we are aware that not everybody has access to scan facilities we request that you fax all the requested documentation, in one batch, to us at fax number: 0866912209

    On receipt of the required documentation, we will enter your information into our database to allow you to be considered for the vacancy.

    Please be aware that the mere applying for a position does not guarantee success, and please understand that if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks after applying, that you unfortunately were not considered as a shortlist candidate for this vacancy.

    Better luck next time, because remember there is work out there for all of us!

    Awaiting your application.

    Yours truly,

    Sandy Miller
    Work Services Direct

  23. Nokubonga says:

    Direct Careers Appointments noreply@directcareers.com via server1.response4free.com
    Jul 26 (6 days ago)

    to me

    Good day Nokubonga Cheron Mzindle

    As a national player in the human resource industry we would like to offer our services to you.

    We have learned that you are jobhunting or searching a better career opportunity.

    We are in a position to assist you in your search.

    However to proceed we will need to request the following info from you:

    • An intro letter;
    • Your CV;
    • Your photo;
    • Letters of reference and proof of education.

    You can forward this information to us at fax: 0866916129

    We’re looking forward to assist you.

    Your Career Warriors
    Direct Careers Appointments

  24. Nokubonga says:

    Staff Solutions no-response@staffsolutions.com via server1.response4free.com
    Jul 17

    to me

    Dear Nokubonga Cheron Mzindle
    We’ve heard that you are currently seeking employment or better job prospects.
    At the moment we have a few vacancies on our books that might interest you.
    If you are interested in our services, please send us a short note mentioning the position and sector/industry you would like to be employed in, as well as your preferred area and expected salary.
    To assist you we will also need the following information:
    Recently updated CV;
    Recent photo;
    Applicable reference letters
    Proof of education;
    Motivational and introduction letter;
    Available date.

    Please send this information, in one batch, to fax number: 0866561331 and mark it: For attention: Sunelle
    I’m looking forward to assist you in your search for a better future.
    Awaiting your response.
    Kind regards
    Sunelle
    Staff Solutions – The staff people
    thank you guys for the awareness, i’ll also tell my friends about the scam

  25. Nokubonga says:

    Staff Solutions no-response@staffsolutions.com via server1.response4free.com
    Jul 17

    to me

    Dear Nokubonga Cheron Mzindle
    We’ve heard that you are currently seeking employment or better job prospects.
    At the moment we have a few vacancies on our books that might interest you.
    If you are interested in our services, please send us a short note mentioning the position and sector/industry you would like to be employed in, as well as your preferred area and expected salary.
    To assist you we will also need the following information:
    Recently updated CV;
    Recent photo;
    Applicable reference letters
    Proof of education;
    Motivational and introduction letter;
    Available date.

    Please send this information, in one batch, to fax number: 0866561331 and mark it: For attention: Sunelle
    I’m looking forward to assist you in your search for a better future.
    Awaiting your response.
    Kind regards
    Sunelle
    Staff Solutions – The staff people

  26. David says:

    Hi. How about publishing a list of all the scam fax numbers. Yes they can change them but at least we have some awareness out there of the numbers used.

  27. Scyla says:

    For the past week I have been receiving these job replies on a daily basis – sometimes up to five a day. This only started happening after I registered as a job seeker on a few of the online job portals: Jobvine, PRWeekJobs (UK) company and a few others I cannot recall. I have also been inundated with messages from the following people(which I have edited as they are in the same vein as those already posted)

    Your can forward it to fax: 0866503018
    Please use the following reference: VM48373/12 in all correspondence.
    Personnel Department
    New Appointments
    VM Professional Services

    Please send it to Fax: 0865637781
    Mary Nurbitt
    Work Services
    Fax: 0865637781

    …to fax: 0865616410
    O L JobXchange

    .. at fax: 0866968946
    Awaiting your prompt response.
    Your staff / job partner
    1ST-4-STAFF

    Please send everything SIMULTANIOUSLY to Fax: 0866548034
    Sandy Hathaway
    Alpha & Omega Recruitment

    ….fax: 0866548189
    Kind regards,
    Suburban Jobs

    …us at fax: 0862257997
    Alpha HR Services

    …our fax number: 0862250233
    Recruitment department
    RECRUITMENT SERVICES

  28. Kush says:

    Hi Jobmail team! The quoted text is an email i copied from my inbox. Please read.

    “JobisJob Alerts. The easiest way to find Jobs in your City

    8 New Jobs – Jobs in East London See new jobs »

    Project Administrator
    Dept. Personnel – Eastern Cape, East London

    ——————————————————————————–

    Area Channel Executive
    Smollan Group SA (Pty) Ltd – East London

    ——————————————————————————–

    Project / Product manager
    East London South Africa

    ——————————————————————————–

    Sales Rep
    East London South Africa

    ——————————————————————————–

    Resident Engineer
    Communicate Cape Town Engineering – East London, South Africa

    ——————————————————————————–

    Resident Engineer
    Communicate Personnel Cape Town – East London

    ——————————————————————————–

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative – East London
    MNA Recruiting – East London

    ——————————————————————————–

    Therapy Services Co-ordinator (East London)
    Kmed Recruitment – East London

    ——————————————————————————–
    Edit Cancel

    If the above link to stop this alert does not work, please, copy this address directly in your browser:
    http://www.jobisjob.co.za/MyAlerts!delete?ref=W2MKVGKGUBYYY

    Create a new alert”
    ……………………………………….

    JobisJob Alert is a link i followed to find jobs in East London, EC. They now send me updates of jobs almost everyday. I’ve applied for quite a number of posts and got replies from “recruitment agents like:
    Employment Services
    OL JobXchange
    Suburban Jobs
    Alpha HR
    Recruitment Services
    YO-Link Human REsources
    Work Services
    HR Services
    A1 Jobbers SA
    Angie Williams: Angelwave.EasternCape@gmail.com (this is the only one with an email address)

    I got and followed this link beginning of last week but didn’t reply to anyone of these “recruiters” because i just found it odd that they are names i haven’t heard of here in East London and i thought to myself, the well-known recruitment agencies here are for example Shel…; Profile…; Abantu;etc. My gut feeling just told me to ignore scammers. I’ve been googling these until i got an answer today from you guys when i googled “Sandy Hathaway of Alpha & Omega recruitment”. Thank-you and keep doing what you do. You just don’t know who to trust.

  29. Freeman says:

    I have in the past and recently applied for a number of jobs online and only received a few responses. Yday i sent my CV in response to a job posted on Indeed website. At round about 6am today i received four responses from the following recruitment companies:

    1. Jobseeker Re: YOUNG LEGAL CONSULTANT
    Inbox
    x

    HR Services outgoingcontact@gmail.com
    4:22 AM (12 hours ago)

    to me
    Dear Jobseeker

    We thank you for your recent reply.

    To proceed with the application process please forward the following:

    – Your CV (please update your contact details)
    – Single page intro and motivational letter.
    – A recent photograph
    – Expected salary.

    Please forward this ASAP to fax: 0866919543.

    We are now looking forward to hear from you.

    Regards

    P Sarembock
    Inbound Applications

    2. Vacant job
    Inbox
    x

    Green Door Solutions noreply@greendoor.com via server1.response4free.com
    1:06 AM (15 hours ago)

    to me
    Good day Freeman Nkompilo

    Please to make your acquaintance.

    We’ve noticed that you are interested in one of our advertised vacancies.

    Please fax the following, so that your application can be processed:

    – Cover letter (telling us about yourself and why you want to apply for this position)
    – Full CV
    – Documentation that can confirm education and work history

    Please forward all these documents to us at fax: 0866932427

    Awaiting your prompt response.

    Kind regards

    3. Application for position
    Inbox
    x

    Employment Services noreply@employmentservices.com
    12:01 AM (17 hours ago)

    to me

    Good day Freeman Nkompilo

    RE: RECRUITMENT

    We’ve recently learned that you are currently seeking new employment.

    To assist you in this regard we need you to forward the following information to us:

    – updated CV
    – photo (face only)
    – cover letter with:
    ◦all contact information
    ◦reasons for leaving previous employment, and/or why you’re on the market
    ◦positions and industries of interest
    ◦salary history and expectations
    ◦locations of interest or willingness to relocate and travel
    ◦when you are available for interviews
    ◦when you can begin a new assignment after an offer is given
    (Having these answers already, without having to call, allows you to be put into the system immediately…without getting piled up with the hordes of other resumes needing this vital, back-up information.)
    – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

    Keep it as concise as possible.

    Please send everything SIMULTANIOUSLY to Fax: 0866971188

    Awaiting your prompt reply.

    Yours in recruitment

    Sandy Hathaway
    Alpha & Omega Recruitment

    3.Vacant job
    Inbox
    x

    Green Door Solutions noreply@greendoor.com via server1.response4free.com
    1:06 AM (15 hours ago)

    to me
    Good day Freeman Nkompilo

    Please to make your acquaintance.

    We’ve noticed that you are interested in one of our advertised vacancies.

    Please fax the following, so that your application can be processed:

    – Cover letter (telling us about yourself and why you want to apply for this position)
    – Full CV
    – Documentation that can confirm education and work history

    Please forward all these documents to us at fax: 0866932427

    Awaiting your prompt response.

    Kind regards

    4. RECRUITMENT SERVICES noreply@recruitmentservices.com via server1.response4free.com
    11:08 PM (17 hours ago)

    to me
    Good day to you Freeman Nkompilo

    We received a response from you regarding a vacancy that was advertised.

    If you are seriously interested in this position, please forward a detailed CV with relevant supporting documents to our fax number: 0862250233

    If you do not receive a response from us within the next 10 business days, after faxing this information you can assume that your application was not successful, this time.

    Please forward your information as soon as possible to insure that your application is considered for this vacancy.

    Kind regards

    Recruitment department

    What made me feel suspicious first was the time at which all the “responses” went sent. Secondly all required that i fax my cv etc to 086 faxes. Thirdly i didn’t really make any sense to me that i should fax my photo…photos usually come out in black and white and invisible. Further, with the exception of the first one which actually corresponds with the job i had applied for, the rest do not indicate the job applied for and some do not have a contact person.

    I then thought maybe i am over analyzing the mails so after work i decided to respond. However, i would first google the company before send requested documents. I got something on Recruitment Services and nothing on Green Door Solutions and Employment Services so i sent copies of my cv and certificates (7pages). Next was Alpha & Omega and thank God it led me to this Scam Alert.

    Thank you so much for the alert.

  30. Rita says:

    Thank goodness for this forum. I received one of the above and, as I had been applying for so many positions, I was unsure which one this reply related to, so I googled the fax number and came upon your above discussion and did not fax anything. I have subsequently received 4 similar ones in the last three days. How do I make them stop?
    I get my hopes up every time I see there is a reply to one of my applications, just to be disappointed by another scam e-mail. Thanks for saving me a lot of hassle.

  31. Rita says:

    I have received these:

    From: Suburban Jobs
    Date: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM
    Subject: VACANCY

    Dear xxxxxxxx

    RE: VACANCY

    Thank you for responding to our advertised vacancy.

    To apply please forward your application to fax: 0866548189

    Please forward a full detailed CV, photo of yourself, and all relevant supporting documents you have in your possession.

    When we receive the requested information your application will be entered into the screening process and will, as soon as possible, be personally reviewed by a Recruitment team member.

    As you will no doubt appreciate, we receive a very high volume of CVs from candidates every day. If your profile meets our current requirements, we will contact you to start the interview process.

    If you however do not hear from us within the next 3 to 4 weeks, please assume that your application has unfortunately not been successful on this occasion.

    We appreciate your patience and thank you for your interest in our services.

    Kind regards,
    Suburban Jobs

    From: Personnel Options
    Date: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM
    Subject: Regarding the advertised vacancy

    Hallo xxxxxxx

    It is Melanie from Personnel Options here!

    Hope you are having a fabulous day.

    I’m writing in response to your mail regarding the advertised vacancy.

    The position is not yet filled and we are currently in the process of accepting applications.
    The closing date for this application is precisely 1 week from today, so if you want to apply you need to do so immediately.

    The following information is needed:
    • A one page concise cover letter;
    • Your curriculum vitae;
    • A photo of yourself;
    • Additional information and documents, if available, to support your application.

    Just a bit of advice: Try to make your CV and documents unique so that it stands out from the rest.
    Remember recruiters some days receive hundreds of applications, and if yours are one of the ordinary ones, it is unlikely that it will jump to the top of the application heap.
    Please make some effort now to send your info immediately to us, at fax: 0866982821

    Waiting on your response.

    Melanie B
    Your Personnel Partner
    PERSONNEL OPTIONS

    From: RECRUITMENT SERVICES
    Date: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 12:04 AM
    Subject: Your application for a vacant position

    Good day to you xxxxxxx

    We received a response from you regarding a vacancy that was advertised.

    If you are seriously interested in this position, please forward a detailed CV with relevant supporting documents to our fax number: 0862250233

    If you do not receive a response from us within the next 10 business days, after faxing this information you can assume that your application was not successful, this time.

    Please forward your information as soon as possible to insure that your application is considered for this vacancy.

    Kind regards

    Recruitment department
    RECRUITMENT SERVICES

  32. t says:

    Hello name

    It is Melanie from Personnel Options here!

    Hope you are having a fabulous day.

    I’m writing in response to your mail regarding the advertised vacancy.

    The position is not yet filled and we are currently in the process of accepting applications.
    The closing date for this application is precisely 1 week from today, so if you want to apply you need to do so immediately.

    The following information is needed:
    • A one page concise cover letter;
    • Your curriculum vitae;
    • A photo of yourself;
    • Additional information and documents, if available, to support your application.

    Just a bit of advice: Try to make your CV and documents unique so that it stands out from the rest.
    Remember recruiters some days receive hundreds of applications, and if yours are one of the ordinary ones, it is unlikely that it will jump to the top of the application heap.
    Please make some effort now to send your info immediately to us, at fax: 0866982821

    Waiting on your response.

    Melanie B
    Your Personnel Partner
    PERSONNEL OPTIONS

  33. t says:

    Dear Applicant

    We thank you for the interest you have shown in our recently advertised vacancy.

    Application process:

    Send your, CV, head & shoulders photo, cover letter and supporting
    documents to fax: 0866919595

    Please allow 20 business days to process your application.
    We can only respond to successful applicants, due to limited manpower.

    Awaiting your response.

    Kind regards

  34. NQOBIZWE says:

    Thanks for the heads up, I received about five different email of this nature all telling me the same thing last night (like who works at that hour).

    What made me suspicious is that they emailed me then told me to fax them in return. Who prefers faxing over email at this time in life, was what came to my mind? Furthermore, usually these noreply emails accounts provide a different reply email account and are normally generic correspondence(robot form writing). In this case, the correspondence was quite specifically referring to me, and even worse not pointing out the position I had applied for and also greatly lacking professional writing or even good grammar.

    So started Googling the agencies to ask them for an email at which I can reach them rather, then came across this article.

    Funny enough, some of these agencies don’t even show up on the internet.

    Tough times, now we have to live on alert mode.

    Kind Regards

  35. Bradley says:

    I sent my CV via email to AJSSolutions yesterday, and during last night (all around midnight) I received 7 emails from various “recruitment agencies”. AJSSolutions is a scam, they just sent my email address to all and sundry (I did not apply o those other agencies, only to AJSSolutions, what gives them the right to distribute my details?), even though they are the ones advertising a job.

  36. Frik says:

    Dear Sir
    If I look at all the trailing mails we can condense all the Scamsters

    Work Services: Mary Nurbitt 086 563 7781
    J O B Solutions: Lerato Radebe 086 697 5367
    Alpha & Omega Recruitment: Sandy Hathaway 086 697 1188
    A1 Jobbers SA
    HR Services
    YO-Link Human REsources
    Alpha HR
    Worknet Solutions
    OL JobXchange
    Suburban Jobs
    Employment Services
    Scammers
    Worknet Solutions
    AJSSolutions
    Melanie B
    Your Personnel Partner
    PERSONNEL OPTIONS
    Suburban Jobs
    Green Door Solutions and Employment Services
    Staff Solutions
    The staff people
    O L JobXchange
    Job Progress Solutions (Sarah Johnson 0866912209)
    RECRUITMENT SERVICES (0862250233)
    Careerwork Genie (Linda G.0866915429)
    Employment Solutions(0866915319 Marinda)
    OMEGA Human Resources (Kimberley 0866914464)

    What I found very intresting is that daily updates send out by Jobrapido see this morning

    New job offers

    Pa/West Rand – 30 km
    7 new jobs, click here

    Omega
    1 new job, click here

    Do you want to increase your job possibilities? Add new search criteria now!

    How will ew ever determine who is really advertising for real

  37. Frik says:

    Jobrapido [alert@jobrapidoalert.com] are the part of the scam
    see their alerts using most of the companies above

    New job offers

    Pa/West Rand – 30 km
    31 new jobs, click here

    Pa Secretary/West Rand – 30 km
    7 new jobs, click here

    Omega
    11 new jobs, click here

    Do you want to increase your job possibilities? Add new search criteria now!

    Regards

  38. Frans says:

    The situation – in ALL sferes of life in South Africa today – is suspect! How in our Good Lords name can we trust anything anymore! These people should be ashamed – and seriously ashamed (but ofcourse such people never are) about what they are doing to peoples hopes and dreams. Unfortunately the trend in our country is that people like these will not be exposed – they are only numbers and quite definately false namers. Damn them and shame on them. Thankyou for these alerts and everbody’s warnings – everybody should READ this.

  39. Marike says:

    Thank you so much for this article and comments! I also (luckily) googled these companies and found this article! If it weren’t for the comments giving some of the exact scam names I would have faxed everything! So sorry that you guys had to go through it though!

    I got emails from:
    1. Lerato Radebe
    J O B Solutions
    Fax: 0866975367
    2. Randy Cassidy
    JOBYARD
    fax no: 0865619399
    3. Sandy Hathaway
    Alpha & Omega Recruitment
    Fax: 0866971188
    4. Melanie B
    PERSONNEL OPTIONS
    fax: 0866982821
    5. Mary Nurbitt
    Work Services
    Fax: 0865637781
    6. Recruitment department
    fax: 0862250233

    Hope this helps someone else!

  40. Emilia says:

    i applied a couple of Marketing vacancies and today i got more than 4 responses …. very quick hey…. what amazed me was that most online transactions does not require faxing of documents and this was going to be my first… they really sounded eager to hear from me so until a while ago i was actually compiling all my documents for faxing and then i decided to Google one of the recruitment agency they mentions and nothing popped up but the scam thing …..

    thank you for alerting us about this scam

  41. Louis says:

    Helloxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    It is Melanie from Personnel Options here!

    Hope you are having a fabulous day.

    I’m writing in response to your mail regarding the advertised vacancy.

    The position is not yet filled and we are currently in the process of accepting applications.
    The closing date for this application is precisely 1 week from today, so if you want to apply you need to do so immediately.

    The following information is needed:
    • A one page concise cover letter;
    • Your curriculum vitae;
    • A photo of yourself;
    • Additional information and documents, if available, to support your application.

    Just a bit of advice: Try to make your CV and documents unique so that it stands out from the rest.
    Remember recruiters some days receive hundreds of applications, and if yours are one of the ordinary ones, it is unlikely that it will jump to the top of the application heap.
    Please make some effort now to send your info immediately to us, at fax: 0866982821

    Waiting on your response.

    Melanie B
    Your Personnel Partner
    PERSONNEL OPTIONS

    I dont even what position i applied for there is no contact numbers

  42. Louis says:

    Good day xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    RE: RECRUITMENT

    We’ve recently learned that you are currently seeking new employment.

    To assist you in this regard we need you to forward the following information to us:

    – updated CV
    – photo (face only)
    – cover letter with:
    ◦all contact information
    ◦reasons for leaving previous employment, and/or why you’re on the market
    ◦positions and industries of interest
    ◦salary history and expectations
    ◦locations of interest or willingness to relocate and travel
    ◦when you are available for interviews
    ◦when you can begin a new assignment after an offer is given
    (Having these answers already, without having to call, allows you to be put into the system immediately…without getting piled up with the hordes of other resumes needing this vital, back-up information.)
    – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

    Keep it as concise as possible.

    Please send everything SIMULTANIOUSLY to Fax: 0866971188

    Awaiting your prompt reply.

    Yours in recruitment

    Sandy Hathaway
    Alpha & Omega Recruitme

    No contact number and i cant even reply to these people

    • job-admin says:

      Hi Louis – Thanks for sharing this information with us. Please forward our consultant Rose these details via rosep@jobmail.co.za.

      • Blu says:

        Hi there. Thanks for letting us know. I almost fell for these scams. I had all my documents ready and I thought let me just double check via google, this is when I came across this article. Most, if not all, of the above mentioned ‘recruiters’ have sent me the exact same emails. These are some additional ones that appear to be scams:
        1.Sandy G Tomorrow’s Management Services: 0865616523

        2.E Roux Head Recruitment Services: 0865614688

        3.Randy Cassidy JOBYARD: 0865619399

        4.Joost Rivoli Personnel Partners: 0865632880

  43. Genevieve says:

    I’m so glad I followed my instincts on this… I’ve been gettin e-mails like the ones u all have been talkin about throughout the day. It started @ 5 in the morning and I also just received one a few mins ago (00:50). I mean which recruitment company emails @ this tym of nyt or morning should I say.

    I first became suspicious wen they all started with ‘Dear Gmail’or ‘Hello Gmail’ and then I realised all of them wer written in a similar way and askin for the same things.
    But not one of them contained the description of the job that they wer recruiting for.

    These are sum of the mails I received:

    Hello Gmail

    I’m writing in response to your email.
    The vacancy you referred to is still available.
    The closing date is next Friday.

    The following documents are needed to process any application:
    • Single page cover letter;
    • Curriculum Vitae;
    • A photo;
    • Letters of reference;
    • Proof of education;
    • Contactable references.

    Forward everything together to fax no: 0865619399

    We are now eagerly waiting on your response.

    Randy Cassidy
    JOBYARD
                                                         
    We are passionate about developing people by ‘unleashing their potential’ in terms of how they perceive themselves and their role in an Organisation, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to exceed in their chosen profession.
    Our mission is to provide a service with a difference.

    We believe the Human Capital Development needs of our clients’ business involve more than the recruitment of just another face.

    We are committed to provide the correct people empowered with the knowledge, skills and winning attitude to ensure that our clients’ company’s growth moves in an upward direction.
    ____________________________________________________
    Dear Gmail

    RE: VACANCY ENQUIRY

    Your enquiry refers.

    Please forward the following to as at your earliest convenience:

    Your CV, (as detailed as possible), a short one page cover letter, a self-portrait and all supporting documents like reference letters and education confirmation.

    Please send everything at one time to Fax: 0866975367

    Awaiting your reply.

    Yours truly

    Lerato Radebe

    J O B  Solutions

    We are proud to say that we are a very different kind of recruitment agency. We focus and specialize in sourcing excellent positions for our candidates using our extensive recruitment experience and a hands-on approach.

    We select candidates for the industry matching skills and knowledge to job specifications and culture of the client. In the process we assist our clients in finding quality & dynamic people who want to grow their careers and be part of new opportunities and environments.

    Our focus is service, to our candidates and also to our clients. We pride ourselves in building relationships with top calibre candidates and clients. We have a dedicated, specialized, experienced team of recruiters and most of our candidates become our future clients.

    To our Clients:

    We provide professional, excellent, individual service. Our secret is our attitude and ability to source a variety of specialized talent in the market.

    We understand the specific needs of our clients and provide not only a comprehensive professional CV but save time and money.

    Finally when we get to offer placement – we have a happy, enthusiastic candidate and a client who knows that our candidate will be making a difference to the company and assist with business strategies and goals.

    To our Candidates:

    We help you select the position that will be right for you. We assist you until you find what is most suitable for you, marketing you to companies that you are most interested in. All you have to do is go to the interview.

    We also offer a referral fee if you send us your friends and we place them.

    Recruitment services:

    We place Permanent and Contract staff.

    Our Vision:

    Our vision is to become one of the top recruitment companies in South Africa; well known for good reliable service within the industry (with a smile) and having the ability to source quality candidates for our clients.

    We believe:

    We believe that our highly efficient and dedicated service to our clients will make sure that we select quality candidates who will have new opportunities to pursue and a new career. We believe that goals and dreams can be achieved if you believe.

    Our Commitment:

    We are committed to you our candidates and to you our clients. We are committed to always giving our best and selecting top candidates for top clients with great opportunities.

  44. Khalid says:

    Guys, thanks a million for the posts

    Feel like a sucker right now, wish i can find out who sent those damn e-mails and sort them out.

    Cheers

  45. Lumka says:

    I have also been a victim,now i need to move on,how do i know when its a scam or not? which agency would you recommend for pta residents

    • job-admin says:

      Hi Lumka – Thanks for your feedback. There are many valid Gauteng agencies using our service. If you’re not being asked to pay money or FAX through documents, chances are that it’s NOT a scam. If you’re unsure, contact our consultant Rose to confirm via rosep@jobmail.co.za or telephonically on 012-3423840 x2620.

  46. JOHN says:

    Good day Sir/Madam,

    I’m JOHN by name, my BB pin is 293F1ADE, living and residing in Cape Town.

    I’m a Job hunter, who lives and resides in Cape Town, a Bachelor Degree Graduate, from a recognized University.

    I’ve applied more Vacancies in several places, but the problem is that, since the past Days, I’ve been receiving Email respond many of them saying I should Fax documents and all other Docs, to be sincere with you, i don’t have any money with me to fax, I’ve just quickly sell my Phones and iron, so that i can get money for all the Faxing.

    However, i Faxed all the Documents to them, like 6 different Recruiters, not knowing that they are scammers.

    They totally run my life to Death, to sell my phones, and my iron, even borrow money again from my Landlady to make it complete, at the end of all, they are Scammers.

    I’m in Sadness and Sorrowful since, bcos I’ve loosed many things, it was one of my Friend that just sent me another BB that I’m using now, so that I can be assessing my Emails and other thing.

    Some of the names of these Scammers are:

    * Sandy G
    Tomorrow’s Management Services 0865616523

    * E Roux
    Head recruitment services
    A.C.T. Projects
    0865614688

    * Randy
    Magigali’s Services
    0865612398

    *Recruitment department
    RECRUITMENT SERVICES
    0862250233

    *Green Door Solutions
    0866932427

    *Randy Cassidy
    JOBYARD.
    0865619399 

  47. ros nighitngale says:

    HI there
    Well I got scammed too – what can we do about these people?
    Surely there is a way to track the fax numbers they are using?
    Its also sickening that websites are allowing these to be placed on the internet without the proper security check-ups.
    Solutions are needed for job seekers – its disgusting that the people that need the jobs are the ones that get scammed – their finances are already stressed and stretched to maximum.

    So – what is the solution?

    • job-admin says:

      Hi Ros – Thanks for your feedback. You ask some really relevant questions. You could make the SAPS aware of this, if they are not aware of this already. If you find any of these people its also best to report them to the website where the advert(s) are being placed. You can report the scammer(s) that you’ve encountered on Job Mail to our consultant Rose via rosep@jobmail.co.za or telephonically on 012-3423840 x2620.

  48. Elaine says:

    Almost had me!
    Don’t be a victim
    Personnel Options: Melanie B 0866982821
    Vacancy solution enterprises: Carla Naidoo 0865627097

    Happy job hunting!

  49. sanda says:

    Thank Goodness for this website I almost faxed my everything to Sandy Hathaway!! I’m so desperate for a job in a way that I can take anything without even checking! Still shocked, I can’t believe I almost lost so much money! Thanks a lot to the website. Big ups!!

  50. Rachel says:

    A few more names from whom I have gotten requests for information following job applications are as follows:
    Syringa Automotive Recruitment Services – Monique
    Go-Direct Recruitment Services – no name given
    Progressive Job Solutions – Susan Dreyer
    Prime Appointments –
    South Recruiters – no name given
    Universe Appointments – The Recruitment Team
    Jobsearch Direct – no name given
    SA Employment Services – Marinda
    African Pride Services – Thelma Rose
    I am taking it for granted that these are also scammers because they also give 086 fax nos. and no reply e-mail addresses. Also, I want to ask whether http://www.jobspace.co.za is a legitemate employment seeker website. Is the scam only to get the extra money from the price of sending the fax or is there other reasons for the scam?

    • job-admin says:

      Hi Rachel – Thanks for letting us know about these folks. The best way to confirm if the website in question is a scam or not is to contact our consultant Rose. You can reach her via rosep@jobmail.co.za or telephonically on 012-3423840 x2620. She’ll be able to check, investigate and confirm.

  51. Lucy says:

    These are the emails I receive almost everyday from same people ever since I started looking 4 a job

    1Good day Applicant

    APPLICATION

    We are following up on our previous mail to you.

    As mentioned in our previous correspondence, we have noticed that you are interested in applying for the advertised vacancy and therefore you need to forward the following documents, ASAP, to us:

    – CV;

    – photo;

    – introduction letter;

    – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

    Please send it to Fax: 0865637781

    Awaiting your reply.

    Regards

     

    Mary Nurbitt

    Work Services 

    2Good day Applicant

    APPLICATION

    We have noticed that you are interested in the advertised vacancy.

    Please forward the following documentation, to us:

    – CV;

    – photo;

    – introduction letter;

    – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

    Please send it to Fax: 0865637781

    Awaiting your reply.

    Regards

    Mary Nurbitt

    Work Services Fax: 0865637781

    3Good day Jobseeker

     

    RE:

    RECRUITMENT 

    We’ve recently learned that you are currently seeking new employment.

     

    To assist you in this regard we need you to forward the following information to us:

     

    – updated CV

    – photo (face only)

    – cover letter with:

          ◦all contact information

          ◦reasons for leaving previous employment, and/or why you’re on the market

          ◦positions and industries of interest

          ◦salary history and expectations

          ◦locations of interest or willingness to relocate and travel

          ◦when you are available for interviews

          ◦when you can begin a new assignment after an offer is given

     (Having these answers already, without having to call, allows you to be put into the system immediately…without getting piled up with the hordes of other resumes needing this vital, back-up information.)

    – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

     

    Keep it as concise as possible.

     

    Please send everything SIMULTANIOUSLY to Fax: 0866971188

     

    Awaiting your prompt reply.

     

    Yours in recruitment

     

    Sandy Hathaway

    Alpha & Omega Recruitment

    4Dear Applicant

    Thank you for the interest you have shown in our recently advertised vacancy.

    This letter serves as a quick response to your received
    correspondence, relating to this matter.

    To proceed with the application process the following will be needed from you:

    + A head and shoulders photo
    + Curriculum Vitae (please update contact details)
    + All relevant supporting documentation

    Please also inform us of the following:
    + Earliest available date
    + Expected remuneration

    We now await the requested information at fax: 0865616523

    Sincerely

    Sandy G
    Tomorrow’s Management Services

    Application notes of interest:
    Please allow 20 business days to process your application.
    We can only respond to successful applicants

    Dear Jobseeker

    RE: VACANCY ENQUIRY

    Your enquiry refers.

    Please forward the following to as at your earliest convenience:

    Your CV, (as detailed as possible), a short one page cover letter, a self-portrait and all supporting documents like reference letters and education confirmation.

    Please send everything at one time to Fax: 0866975367

    Awaiting your reply.

    Yours truly

    Lerato Radebe

    J O B  Solutions 

     

    We are proud to say that we are a very different kind of recruitment agency. We focus and specialize in sourcing excellent positions for our candidates using our extensive recruitment experience and a hands-on approach.

    We select candidates for the industry matching skills and knowledge to job specifications and culture of the client. In the process we assist our clients in finding quality & dynamic people who want to grow their careers and be part of new opportunities and environments.

    Our focus is service, to our candidates and also to our clients. We pride ourselves in building relationships with top calibre candidates and clients. We have a dedicated, specialized, experienced team of recruiters and most of our candidates become our future clients.

    To our Clients:We provide professional, excellent, individual service. Our secret is our attitude and ability to source a variety of specialized talent in the market.

    We understand the specific needs of our clients and provide not only a comprehensive professional CV but save time and money.

    Finally when we get to offer placement – we have a happy, enthusiastic candidate and a client who knows that our candidate will be making a difference to the company and assist with business strategies and goals.

    To our Candidates:We help you select the position that will be right for you. We assist you until you find what is most suitable for you, marketing you to companies that you are most interested in. All you have to do is go to the interview.

    We also offer a referral fee if you send us your friends and we place them.

    Recruitment services:We place Permanent and Contract staff.

    Our Vision:Our vision is to become one of the top recruitment companies in South Africa; well known for good reliable service within the industry (with a smile) and having the ability to source quality candidates for our clients.

    We believe:We believe that our highly efficient and dedicated service to our clients will make sure that we select quality candidates who will have new opportunities to pursue and a new career. We believe that goals and dreams can be achieved if you believe.

    Our Commitment:We are committed to you our candidates and to you our clients. We are committed to always giving our best and selecting top candidates for top clients with great opportunities.

  52. max says:

    work services 0865637781 targeted me as well

  53. Kumari says:

    Hi Guys

    I’ve received the same e-mails from Monday.
    I became a bit suspicious because of the time the e-mails were received. All came though around 1:00am in the morning.

    I tried e-mailing back but these are noreply e-mails.

    Thanks everyone for alerting us.
    Kumari

  54. Louise says:

    I can’t believe this, what is our country coming to. I fell for it and I really had high hopes but just proves that you really get dick people out there. What happens now? Do they ever try and call you or make contact in some way apart from scam emails. That thing that hurts the most is I told my boyfriend about it, believing that it was true. Now that I have seen this article I know better. So thank you guys for sharing all the information. I hope someone puts a stop to this!!

    • job-admin says:

      Glad that we could inform you Louise. Spread the word about this. Share this article with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

  55. Louise says:

    From: O L JobXchange
    To: xxxxxx
    ReplyTo: info@jobexchange.net
    Subject: Vacant position
    Sent: Feb 7, 2013 11:47

    Dear Applicant

    To formally apply for the position you are interested in, please send an intro-letter clearly stating the vacancy you are applying for, to fax: 0865616410

    Please also attached the following documents to your introduction letter.

    1) Detailed full CV
    2) Reference letters and documents confirming your education.
    3) Head and shoulders photo.

    We sometimes receive hundreds of applications per vacancy, and therefore it is practically only possible to correspond with applicants that are chosen as shortlist candidates.

    So if you do not get a response from us within 15 business days, after sending your fax, please assume that your application was unfortunately not successfull this time.

    However please feel welcome to apply for as many vacancies, as you may want to.

    We wish you a pleasant day and hope that you will find your ideal position, very soon.

    Regards

    O L JobXchange

    These people have some nerve. when does the emails stop!!! How do I block them?

  56. Lizelle says:

    Got the same thing from all of the names mentioned. It’s very disheartening though as one is desperate for an income in these trying times. Just hoping that not all my applications went to scam recruiters.

  57. Mario Jardine says:

    From: “Eezi HR Solution Services”
    Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:14:20 -0800
    To: **********
    Subject: Interest in our advertised vacancy Re: Application for Debtors Data Capturer

    Dear Applicant

    Thanks for the interest you are showing in our advertised vacancy.

    We believe in quality over quantity and match skills and culture accurately when screening and matching them to the right role and company.

    We view resourcing as the riches of an enterprise and our vision is simple: if you succeed, we succeed!

    The right job can transform an individual’s life and the right individual can transform an enterprise, so understandably we are passionate about matching the right candidates to the right job!

    So in order to experience our service levels we will now need some feedback from you.

    In order to apply for the vacancy you will need to send us your CV, a recent photo, an introduction letter, and all available supporting documents.

    Please forward this to our fax at: 0865652069

    Documentation processing normally takes approximately 10 business days.

    We will only communicate with successful shortlist candidates, so if you do not receive any response from us within 10 business days, please understand that your application was unfortunately not successful for this specific vacancy.

    Please keep in mind that we sometimes receive thousands of applications per vacancy, so in case you are not successful, please do not be discourage.

    We want to hear from you as soon as possible, so please forward your documents at your earliest convenience.

    Kind regards

    The Team at:

    Eezi HR Solution Services

  58. luciano charles says:

    Thank you for informing people about this I have also received this exact same email and a few similar others,I had found it odd that nothing other then a fax number is provided and decided to research it,its really messed up that people are strugling to find jobs and there are people out there that take advantage of it in this way

  59. Katleho says:

    Dear ApplicantGood day to you!We are just following up on our previous correspondence, to ensure that you have indeed received our previous email.In order to proceed with the application process you have to forward your application documents, which must at least include your detailed CV, proof of education and proof of previous employment to Fax: 0865636824So if you haven’t done it yet, please send it to us as soon as possible.A ‘quick fix’ does not form part of our thinking. Our main goal is to provide you with ‘long term’ recruitment results.To assist in providing stability in candidates placed by us, we establish & assess retention statistics and analyse reasons why staff decide to stay or not stay with their employer. This allows us to understand the important issues and to provide our clients with necessary guidance.Good luck with your application.Job Genie Network*******************

    THESE PEOPLE TRICKED ME. I RECEIVED SUCH EMAILS FROM VARIOUS AND I USED AN NGO FAX NUMBER TO REPLY. HOW AND WHERE DO THEY CLAIM THE MONEY FOR FAXED DOCUMENTS.

    • job-admin says:

      Hi Katleho – They make money off the premium rate you are paying for the fax. That is the reason why they want you to send through as many documents as possible.

  60. Thembi says:

    This is kind of emails I received:
    Dear Applicant

    Thanks for the interest you are showing in our advertised vacancy.

    We believe in quality over quantity and match skills and culture accurately when screening and matching them to the right role and company.

    We view resourcing as the riches of an enterprise and our vision is simple: if you succeed, we succeed!

    The right job can transform an individual’s life and the right individual can transform an enterprise, so understandably we are passionate about matching the right candidates to the right job!

    So in order to experience our service levels we will now need some feedback from you.

    In order to apply for the vacancy you will need to send us your CV, a recent photo, an introduction letter, and all available supporting documents.

    Please forward this to our fax at: 0865652069

    Documentation processing normally takes approximately 10 business days.

    We will only communicate with successful shortlist candidates, so if you do not receive any response from us within 10 business days, please understand that your application was unfortunately not successful for this specific vacancy.

    Please keep in mind that we sometimes receive thousands of applications per vacancy, so in case you are not successful, please do not be discourage.

    We want to hear from you as soon as possible, so please forward your documents at your earliest convenience.

    Kind regards

    The Team at:

    Eezi HR Solution Services
    Other companies: Job Genie,Vacancy Solutions,Local JOBS

  61. Hawk Eyes says:

    BEWARE OF ZENITH RECRUITMENT PTY :Zenith Recruitment Pty is also a fake company operation in SA the do not have a phyical address or telephone number. They sent me an email sayin a job is avaiable to ne all i have to do is deposit R370 to “S khanyile” when i emailed back questiong abt the name of the account and why it was not in the name of the business as well as why they did not have a hyical address or telephone number, they sent me a general reply not answering my question however telling me my application is flagged to be closed. They also had a Company Reg NO: 2006/0427/27. However when i checked it against the CIPC website i found that it does not exist!

  62. kennedyn skefile says:

    Well well….something just told me to google this Sandy Hathaway character…thanx for this page…..I have recieved about 5 of these emails in 1 day….last year I also got one for a job offer in London at a hotel…only to find out it was a scam…luckily I didnt pay anything online cause I was sceptical…thanx once again!

    • kennedyn skefile says:

      Good day Kennedy Skefile

      RE: RECRUITMENT

      We’ve recently learned that you are currently seeking new employment.

      To assist you in this regard we need you to forward the following information to us:

      – updated CV

      – photo (face only)

      – cover letter with:

      ◦all contact information

      ◦reasons for leaving previous employment, and/or why you’re on the market

      ◦positions and industries of interest

      ◦salary history and expectations

      ◦locations of interest or willingness to relocate and travel

      ◦when you are available for interviews

      ◦when you can begin a new assignment after an offer is given

      (Having these answers already, without having to call, allows you to be put into the system immediately…without getting piled up with the hordes of other resumes needing this vital, back-up information.)

      – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

      Keep it as concise as possible.

      Please send everything SIMULTANIOUSLY to Fax: 0866971188

      Awaiting your prompt reply.

      Yours in recruitment

      Sandy Hathaway

      Alpha & Omega Recruitment

      • kennedyn skefile says:

        Good day Kennedy Skefile

        APPLICATION

        We have noticed that you are interested in the advertised vacancy.

        Please forward the following documentation, to us:

        – CV;
        – photo;
        – introduction letter;
        – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

        Please send it to Fax: 0865637781

        Awaiting your reply.

        Regards

        Mary Nurbitt
        Work Services

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thanks for reporting this to us Kennedyn. Please report this to our consultant Rose via rosep@jobmail.co.za as well.

  63. Helpful Friend says:

    LIST OF ALL POSSIBLE* SCAMMERS I HAVE BEEN SPAMMED BY;
    [This is judged on the facts that];
    1. there is no record of these companies online,
    2. their ‘company’ names are retarded [Eezi HR Solution Services, CareerJobs... seriously???]
    3. who even uses fax these days???
    and 4. a no-reply email address is just fishy.

    Joost Rivoli
    PERSONNEL PARTNERS
    fax number is: 0865632880
    no-reply@personnelpartners.com

    CareerJobs
    Fax: 0865257119
    noresponse@careerjobs.com

    Ciska Rogers
    Human Resources Specialists
    Fax: 0865900731
    noreply@humanresources.net

    Eezi HR Solution Services
    fax: 0865652069
    humanresourcesresponses@gmail.com

    R D M o o n s a m y
    HR Career Consultants
    Fax: 0865258364.
    dontreply@hrcareers.com

    VIKING Solutions
    fax number: 0865635450
    sendingresponse@gmail.com

    Job Genie Network
    Fax: 0865636824
    noreply@jobgenie.com

    Carla Naidoo
    VACANCY SOLUTION ENTERPRISES
    Fax: 0865627097
    noreply@vacancysolutions.com

    Local Jobs
    Personnel Department
    fax: 0865652981
    noreply@localjobs.net
    [THIS ONE I FELL FOR.]

    Sandy Hathaway
    Alpha & Omega Recruitment
    Fax: 0866971188
    noreply@employmentservices.com
    [FELL FOR THIS ONE TOO]

    Mary Nurbitt
    Work Services
    Fax: 0865637781
    noreply@workservices.com
    [AGAIN, FELL FOR THIS ONE.]

    Hope this helps…

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thanks for sharing ALL this info Helpful Friend :) Please forward these details to our consultant Rose as well via rosep@jobmail.co.za

      • Kay Ndou says:

        good day admin,
        i can’t believe i spent lots of money printing covers letters and photo as required by these scammers…and curiously Google-checked ..yoo,i got 18 of these emails.i wonder where they get our information,maybe the “genuine” employment agencies “sell” our email addresses to these scammers for a fee..thanks for the highlight..all are no-reply…

  64. Caron says:

    This is the sixth email I’ve received from these con artists:

    Dear XXXXXXXX
    We are following up on our recent correspondence regarding one of our advertised vacancies.

    The position is not yet filled, seeing that the closing date for applications is only at the end of next week.

    So please hurry and forward the following documentation to us:

    • Cover letter;

    • CV;
    • Photo;

    • Reference letters.

    Our fax number is: 0865632880
    We now urgently await your response.

    Joost Rivoli
    PERSONNEL PARTNERS

    Company description:

    We are offering staffing solutions from clerical to executive level, and across the board in all industries.

    VALUES
    We are not just a supplier of human capital, but seek to be your business partner in contributing towards organisational growth through our staffing input. Being a smaller company, we offer a more personalised and interactive service in meeting your staffing requirements. We understand the principle that companies seek more than just a skill-set matched CV, and consequently align our attention to culture fit as opposed to playing the proverbial “numbers game”.

    SERVICES
    We are a Permanent, Temporary and Contract Recruitment Consultancy.

    INDUSTRY & SECTOR RECRUITMENT EXPERIENCE
    In Alphabetical Order:

    § Education
    § Engineering
    § ICT: Information & Communication Technology
    § Financial Services: Banking, Insurance, Investment & Wealth Management
    § Healthcare
    § Legal
    § Mining
    § FMCG & Retail
    § Telecommunications
    § Tourism & Leisure
    § Warehousing, Distribution & Logistics

    JOB CATEGORY RECRUITMENT EXPERIENCE
    In Alphabetical Order, amongst others:

    § Accountants & Bookkeepers
    § Business Analysis (IT & Commercial)
    § Business Consultants
    § Business Intelligence (BI)
    § Call Centre (Operational Management, New Call Centre Implementation, Agents)
    § Clerical & Administrative
    § Content Development & Instructional Design (Commercial & Technical)
    § Corporate Governance
    § Creditors
    § Debtors/Credit Control
    § Engineering (Management, Procurement, Artisans, Technical Sales, Technical Training)
    § Executive Management
    § Financial Management
    § Health & Safety (HSE Management, HSE Officers)
    § HR (Administration, Generalist, Industrial & Labour Relations, Management)
    § IT (Systems Analysis, Compliance, Enterprise Architecture, Development (Software & Android), Network/Software/Hardware Technicians, Project Management, ERP Systems Implementation etc)
    § Legal (Attorneys, Corporate Legal Advisors, Legal Secretaries)
    § Marketing, Communications & PR
    § Medical (Lab Technicians, Nursing, Doctors)
    § Operations Management
    § Payroll
    § Process Analysis and Re-Engineering
    § Procurement
    § Programme Management
    § Project Administration
    § Project Management
    § Quality Control
    § Training

  65. Caron says:

    Another fraudulent email. How do I make this stop?

    Hello Caron

    I’m writing in response to your email.

    The vacancy you referred to is still available.
    The closing date is next Friday.

    The following documents are needed to process any application:
    • Single page cover letter;
    • Curriculum Vitae;
    • A photo;
    • Letters of reference;
    • Proof of education;
    • Contactable references.

    Forward everything together to fax no: 0865619399

    We are now eagerly waiting on your response.

    Randy Cassidy
    JOBYARD

    We are passionate about developing people by ‘unleashing their potential’ in terms of how they perceive themselves and their role in an Organisation, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to exceed in their chosen profession.
    Our mission is to provide a service with a difference.

    We believe the Human Capital Development needs of our clients’ business involve more than the recruitment of just another face.

    We are committed to provide the correct people empowered with the knowledge, skills and winning attitude to ensure that our clients’ company’s growth moves in an upward direction.

  66. Tim says:

    Hi, i’ve just received 3 emails today requesting me to fax my cv, supporting documents of educational and employment history, reference letters & the works to 086 numbers. Thank God i googled the agencies to verify their details only to find out they’re “fake” companies. To top it all, i was going to fax from abroad. Thanks for this info. Their names are Career Solutions 0865900127, Local Jobs 0865652981, Job Genie 0865636824 etc.

  67. Boniswa says:

    Hi

    Thank you for making me aware ,I recently received this emails and what surprising me is that I haven’t applied any post with them .How would I stop them ,I don’t want to receive their emails.

    From :Personnel Options
    ReplyTo:no-replies@personneloptions.com
    Subject:Regarding the advertised vacancy
    March 21,2013 03:00

    Hello xxxxXxXx

    Melanie again from Personnel Options.

    Just a quick follow-up regarding the advertised vacancy.

    You need to act fast.

    The closing date for this application is precisely 3 days from today, so if you want to apply you need to do so immediately.

     The following information is needed:

    • A one page concise cover letter;

    • Your curriculum vitae;

    • A photo of yourself;

    • Additional information and documents, if available, to support your application.

     

    Just a bit of advice:

      Try to make your CV and documents unique so that it stands out from the rest.

     Remember recruiters some days receive hundreds of applications, and if yours are one of the ordinary ones, it is unlikely that it will jump to the top of the application heap.

    Please make some effort now to send your info immediately to us, at fax: 0866982821

     

    Waiting on your response.

     

    Melanie B

    Your Personnel Partner

    PERSONNEL

        OPTION

  68. Boniswa says:

    From: Personnel Partners
    ReplyTo: no-reply@personnelpartners.com
    Subject: Correspondence regarding vacancy
    March 20,2013 20:25

    Hello xxxxx

     

    We are following up on our recent correspondence regarding one of our advertised vacancies.

     

    The position is not yet filled, seeing that the closing date for applications is only at the end of next week.

     

    So please hurry and forward the following documentation to us:

     

    • Cover letter;

     

    • CV;

    • Photo;

    • Reference letters.

     

    Our fax number is: 0865632880

    We now urgently await your response.

     

    Joost Rivoli

    PERSONNEL PARTNERS

     

    Company description:We are offering staffing solutions from clerical to executive level, and across the board in all industries.VALUESWe are not just a supplier of human capital, but seek to be your business partner in contributing towards organisational growth through our staffing input. Being a smaller company, we offer a more personalised and interactive service in meeting your staffing requirements. We understand the principle that companies seek more than just a skill-set matched CV, and consequently align our attention to culture fit as opposed to playing the proverbial “numbers game”.SERVICESWe are a Permanent, Temporary and Contract Recruitment Consultancy.INDUSTRY & SECTOR RECRUITMENT EXPERIENCEIn Alphabetical Order:♣ Education♣ Engineering♣ ICT: Information & Communication Technology♣ Financial Services: Banking, Insurance, Investment & Wealth Management♣ Healthcare♣ Legal♣ Mining♣ FMCG & Retail♣ Telecommunications♣ Tourism & Leisure♣ Warehousing, Distribution & LogisticsJOB CATEGORY RECRUITMENT EXPERIENCEIn Alphabetical Order, amongst others:♣ Accountants & Bookkeepers♣ Business Analysis (IT & Commercial)♣ Business Consultants♣ Business Intelligence (BI)♣ Call Centre (Operational Management, New Call Centre Implementation, Agents)♣ Clerical & Administrative♣ Content Development & Instructional Design (Commercial & Technical)♣ Corporate Governance♣ Creditors♣ Debtors/Credit Control♣ Engineering (Management, Procurement, Artisans, Technical Sales, Technical Training)♣ Executive Management♣ Financial Management♣ Health & Safety (HSE Management, HSE Officers)♣ HR (Administration, Generalist, Industrial & Labour Relations, Management)♣ IT (Systems Analysis, Compliance, Enterprise Architecture, Development (Software & Android), Network/Software/Hardware Technicians, Project Management, ERP Systems Implementation etc)♣ Legal (Attorneys, Corporate Legal Advisors, Legal Secretaries)♣ Marketing, Communications & PR♣ Medical (Lab Technicians, Nursing, Doctors)♣ Operations Management♣ Payroll♣ Process Analysis and Re-Engineering♣ Procurement♣ Programme Management♣ Project Administration♣ Project Management♣ Quality Control♣ Training

  69. P van Zyl says:

    Being in the Job Market, your scam warning alerted me to the following fakes. The following mails were received 24 March 2013
    The following fake responses: They all responded and asked to be faxed certain info. The 086 number is probably the first thing one should be on the lookout for.

    noreply@greendoor.com – Green Door Solutions. Fax: 0866932427 NO “greendoor.com” domain exists

    noreply@jobgenie.com – Job Genie Network. Fax 0865636824 “jobgenie.come” domain exists, but looks like a info harvester

    no-replies@jobyard.com – Randy Cassidy – Jobyard. Fax: 0865619399 “jobyard.com” domain exists, but same as above. Bogus site.

    no-replies@personneloptions.com – Melanie B = Personnel Options. Fax: 0866982821 Domain exists, but as above two, also bogus site. All looks the same.

    no-replies@careersolutions.com – Shanelle Baxter = Career Solution Enterprise. Fax: 0865900127 Domain exists, but same bogus site.

    no-replies@first4staff.com – First4Staff. Fax: 0865907210 Bogus parked domain at GoDaddy

    Since I am searching for a job, I will get more of these and will report them here.

  70. simone says:

    I feel like such a idiot…can this scam be stopped some how?we already unemployed an yet people are still stealing from us its sickening an sad at the same time dahmn..thanx to the website my questions are answered but I’m worried that they have my details. Good day Applicant

    APPLICATION

    We have noticed that you are interested in the advertised vacancy.

    Please forward the following documentation, to us:

    – CV;

    – photo;

    – introduction letter;

    – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

    Please send it to Fax: 0865637781

    Awaiting your reply.

    Regards

    Mary Nurbitt

    Work Services. ‪
     
     
    Dear Job Applicant

     

    Thanks for your recent response to our advertised vacancy.

    Will you please send us your recently updated CV, a head and shoulders photo as well as reference letters and any supporting documents that might support your application.

    Also please write us a short note informing us why you think you would be the ideal candidate for this vacancy.

    Please also supply current as well as expected salary.

    Please also inform us when you will be available to start the new job.

    Please forward all this information to us at fax: 0865902354

     

    Awaiting your prompt response.

     

    Regards

    S J

      Franke

    Cardinal Career


    Jobseeker

    We just received your response to our advertisement.
    First of all, thanks for showing interest in this vacant position.

    In order to be considered for this position we need the following from you:
    1.     Cover letter (1 page maximum)2.    Curriculum Vitae3.   Certificates and reference letters4.   Available datePlease send the above mentioned to fax: 0865903744

    Kind regards
    Lavina Govinder

    Lavender Personnel Solutions


    Good day dear Jobseeker

     Herewith we are responding to your notice of interest we received, regarding the recently advertised vacancy.

     

    In order to be considered for this application you will have to forward certain documentation to us.

     

    This will entail the following:

    Introduction letter (maximum one page in length, introducing yourself and why you will be perfect for this vacancy)

    CV (recently updated with current contact information)

    Certificates (to proof education)

    Reference letters (from previous employers and/or any other third party)

     

    We are aware that most Jobseekers are not in possession of scanning facilities, and therefore to standardize the format in which we accept this documentation, we are requesting all jobseekers to forward these requested documents via the following fax number: 0865635450

     

    Please send all these documents in one batch, to avoid unnecessary sorting and collating of documents on our side, which will delay the application process, and also sometimes prevent us from creating a complete file of candidates’ documentation.

     

    We rely on your cooperation, in this regard.

     

    We now await your application.

     

    Kind regards

     

    VIKING Solutions‬

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thanks for sharing this information Simone. Please forward this info to our consultant Rose via rosep@jobmail.co.za.

      • Cobus Brummer says:

        Since applying for a job through Jobmail, I have received 21 similar mails in a matter of days. It is now getting to a point where I will have to close my e-mail address and get a new one.

        All are the same (just using different names and fax numbers) and want all documents faxed to them. Luckily the first 7 game at the same time which made me suspicious and I did not respond.

  71. Lilly says:

    I’m really afraid….I applied for a job which is definitely scam but now they have my CV with a Photo, my adress and anything else. They sent me those “Fax CV to us” Mails as well after that but it doesn’t change the fact that they already got my Details via a PDF as I applied for the Job. Do I have to assume now to be in big Trouble or is it just that they will sent me further spam?

    Do they want just to make money through those faxes or do they now sell all my Personal Information that I could get in Real Trouble?

    Thanks,
    Lilly

  72. Kella says:

    Below is what i got recently

    We herewith acknowledge receipt of your response relating to the recently advertised vacancy.

    The application process is very simple, and we will just need the following documentation from you:

    An introduction letter, your CV, and then also supporting documents such as certificates and reference letters.

    Please fax this, as soon as possible for attention: “ Rouchelle” to Fax: 0865258364.

    Applications close in 5 days.

    Awaiting your prompt response.

    Regards

    R D M o o n s a m y

  73. Mary says:

    My question is why haven’t these fake agents been blocked from sending out emails on the Jobmail website? You guys know who they are but yet they are still operational. What’s the point of reporting them if they are still operating with impunity?

    • Henno Kruger says:

      They are changing their e-mail addresses regularly when they respond to users, which makes it hard for us to track them and is the reason you need to report them to us.

  74. vutomi magayisa says:

    Good day Vutomi Magayisa
    APPLICATION
    We have noticed that you are interested in the advertised vacancy.
    Please forward the following documentation, to us:
    – CV;
    – photo;
    – introduction letter;
    – supporting documents to verify education & work history.
    Please send it to Fax: 0865637781
    Awaiting your reply.
    Regards
    Mary Nurbitt
    Work Services

  75. vutomi magayisa says:

    Dear Vutomi Magayisa
    We received a response from you relating to a vacancy we recently advertised.
    The vacancy is still available and we are currently accepting applications.
    The closing date for acceptance of new applications will be within the next few days.
    If you are interested to apply we will need the following information from you:
    • An introduction letter, your CV, your head and shoulders photo and supporting documents.
    You can send this to us at fax: 0865907210
    Awaiting your prompt response.

    Your staff / job partner
    FIRST4STAFF

  76. Marc says:

    Hi I was scammed by one of these people. They have all my personal details now! what do I do? have any of you guys actually had problems after this scam?

    this the message they sent me.

    Good day Marc Cupido

    APPLICATION

    We are following up on our previous mail to you.

    As mentioned in our previous correspondence, we have noticed that you are interested in applying for the advertised vacancy and therefore you need to forward the following documents, ASAP, to us:

    – CV;
    – photo;
    – introduction letter;
    – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

    Please send it to Fax: 0865637781

    Awaiting your reply.

    Regards

    Mary Nurbitt

    Work Services

    Fax: 0865637781

  77. Susan Fourie says:

    Looking for a jobs online is no longer fun but leaves one feeling disheartened in what others are doing.

    After spending hours applying for jobs and upon recieving email responses, I decided to embark on a little research as to the best way to respond and apply to the emails received to maximise my time and effort.

    Fortunately my supiscous mind, decided to check the fax numbers because I was frustrated that this was the only way I was being allowed to respond, I then decided to check the fax numbers using google to identifiy the company or recruitment name.

    This little exercise was implemented due to the fact I could not figure which advert I had applied to and was trying to link it with the email responses.

    Upon doing this I ended up with this website http://www.jobmail.co.za/blog/beware-of-the-new-fax-ploy/ telling that I am being scammed.

    Thank your for publishing this horrible activity for all of us to hopefully avoid being effected in future.

    So sad that people have to do this to others.

    Lesson learnt – always check and let your instinct lead you to hopefully to avoiding being scammed.

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Glad we can help Susan :)

      • Leigh says:

        Beware of these numbers still operating this dispicable scam. Thank goodness I did not send anything before checking them out on google. I think that they are also using legit consultancy names which makes it so much harder for the jobseeker to distinguish between a scam and legit agencies.

        086 565 2981 Local Jobs
        086 590 0127 Shanelle Baxter Career Solution
        086 693 2427 Green Door Solutions
        086 563 7781 Mary Nurbitt Work Services
        086 590 0731 Ciska Rogers Human Resources Specialist
        086 697 5367 Lerato Radebe Job Solutions
        086 563 6824 Job Genie Network
        086 525 7119 Career Jobs
        086 592 0168 Boss Personnel
        086 698 2821 Melanie B Personnel Options
        086 563 2880 Joost Rivoli – Personnel Partners
        086 590 7210 First 4 Staff
        086 565 2069 Eezi HR Solution Services
        086 590 8853 Choice Careers
        086 590 9654 R T Wilkinson Job Partner Solutions
        086 561 9399 Randy Cassidy Jobyard
        086 563 5450 Viking Solutions
        086 590 2354 S J Franke Cardinal Careers
        086 590 3744 Lavina Govinder Lavender Personnel Solutions
        086 590 4430 Diane Value Personnel Services
        086 591 0545 A to Z Personnel
        086 565 2186 Rhijana Moodley Omega Consultancy Services

        So sad when you can’t even apply for a job to make an honest buck wihtout falling victim to these dispicable low lifes.

  78. Nthona says:

    i got this email today i don’t know why i didn’t follow my instincts and i faxed my documents and i only researched about this later and when I see what other people wrote I am worried now what really happens to your documents if you have faxed them already this is the email I got

    Dear Nthona We herewith acknowledge receipt of your response relating to the recently advertised vacancy.The application process is very simple, and we will just need the following documentation from you:An introduction letter, your CV, and then also supporting documents such as certificates and reference letters.Please fax this, as soon as possible for attention: “ Rouchelle” to Fax: 0865258364.Applications close in 5 days.Awaiting your prompt response.
    Regards
    R D M o o n s a m y

  79. Megan says:

    so they keep spamming me and this is the 3rd one i have had in 2 days!! HOw do they get hold of your email?? do they just hack the proper jobsites?
    _____________________________________________
    Dear Megan Askew
    We herewith acknowledge receipt of your response relating to the recently advertised vacancy.
    The application process is very simple, and we will just need the following documentation from you:
    An introduction letter, your CV, and then also supporting documents such as certificates and reference letters.
    Please fax this, as soon as possible for attention: “ Rouchelle” to Fax: 0865258364.
    Applications close in 5 days.
    Awaiting your prompt response.

    Regards

    R D M o o n s a m y

    HR Career Consultants
    ______________________________________________
    Dear Megan Askew

    Good day to you!

    We have received your response to one of our advertised positions.

    In order to proceed with the application process please forward your application documents, which must at least include your detailed CV, proof of education and proof of previous employment to Fax: 0865636824

    On receipt of your fax your application will be processed.

    A ‘quick fix’ does not form part of our thinking. Our main goal is to provide you with ‘long term’ recruitment results.

    To assist in providing stability in candidates placed by us, we establish & assess retention statistics and analyse reasons why staff decide to stay or not stay with their employer. This allows us to understand the important issues and to provide our clients with necessary guidance.

    Good luck with your application.

    Job Genie Network
    _______________________________________________
    Good day Megan Askew

    RE: RECRUITMENT

    We’ve recently learned that you are currently seeking new employment.

    To assist you in this regard we need you to forward the following information to us:

    – updated CV
    – photo (face only)
    – cover letter with:
    ◦all contact information
    ◦reasons for leaving previous employment, and/or why you’re on the market
    ◦positions and industries of interest
    ◦salary history and expectations
    ◦locations of interest or willingness to relocate and travel
    ◦when you are available for interviews
    ◦when you can begin a new assignment after an offer is given
    (Having these answers already, without having to call, allows you to be put into the system immediately…without getting piled up with the hordes of other resumes needing this vital, back-up information.)
    – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

    Keep it as concise as possible.

    Please send everything SIMULTANIOUSLY to Fax: 0865900731

    Awaiting your prompt reply.

    Yours in recruitment

    Ciska Rogers
    Human Resources Specialists

  80. Thembani says:

    My first question was why I should receive an email at 4am if its genuine. The second question was why is the email a no reply @…… What’s the need of not replying if its genuineness. Last but not least why fax only… In the modern era we scan and email. Thanks for your information.

  81. Tsholofelo says:

    I am the victim, I just faxed 16 pgs of my documents 3 times today. OMG, I feel so stupid! Career Solutions, Lavender Personnel!OMW! R30 x 16 pgs is R460! this is fraud!

    Thank you for alerting us!

  82. Stephanie says:

    Below follows the names & numbers I have received emails from. Some as many as two or three times

    BOSS PERSONNEL AGENCY SERVICES – 0865920168
    Work Services – 0865637781
    Joost Rivoli – 0865632880
    Job Genie Network – 0865636824
    FIRST4STAFF – 0865907210
    Your Career Warriors – 0865908853
    Green Door Solutions – 0866932427
    J O B Solutions – 0866975367
    Local Jobs – 0865652981
    R D M o o n s a m y – 0865258364
    CAREER SOLUTION ENTERPRISE – 0865900127
    Human Resources Specialists – 0865900731
    Job Partner Services – 0865909654
    VIKING Solutions – 0865635450

  83. mukovhe says:

    below is the email i got. can you please help out if its legit.
    Dear Candidate,

    You have been chosen for a job position you applied for through this agency. Attached is a document. Download, fill and send back the form with the required documents. All documentations must be sent within 3 working days of receipt.
    Regrettably, lack of submission of documents may result to cancellation of offer, has we will be forced to forward a substitute applicant to the prospective employer before closing date.

    Thanks for your anticipation.

    You have been chosen for a job position you applied for through this agency. Attached is a document. Download, fill and send back the form with the required documents. All documentations must be sent within 3 working days of receipt.
    _____________________________________________________________

    Recruit Department.
    Handling Agent: Bronx

  84. mukovhe says:

    Dear Candidate,
    Meez Recruitment is glad to inform you that you have been considered for a position in your chosen profession by one of the prospective employers.
    You are hereby required to follow this process:
    • Fill and complete the form that followed this letter.
    • Attach the following copies of documents with the form when emailing or faxing. (Email and Fax details below).
    o A copy of all educational qualifications.
    o A copy of your identification (i.e. ID and/or Driver’s license).
    • Proof of payment of recruitment fee (i.e. deposit slip) must be attached to the documents. See details below.
    • The form must be completed and emailed/faxed with all required documents within 3 working days. (Meez Job has to review the documents before forwarding to the employer).

    WHY MUST I PAY RECRUITMENT FEE?
    Recruitment fee of R370 is required upfront for the following reasons:
    • 76% of candidates who are asked to submit application through us are employed immediately or called up for interview.
    • 80% of those called up for interview get the job.
    • Your CV will be reviewed and re-constructed to appeal the employer.
    • The form is not going directly to the employer. Meez uses the information provided to develop a professional application portfolio for you. After which this portfolio will remain in our database for the period of 3 months. This unique effort from Meez gives the success story over years.
    • A professional application letter is drafted by us on your behalf.
    • There are rare cases where an employer changes his mind on requirements needed to pick a candidate. In such case, Meez is obliged to arrange two available job positions within 2 months.

    ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬Email Application: recruit@meez.on-net.co.za
    Fax Application: 086 665 5996
    Payment Details: FNB | Acct Num: 62416348466 | Acct Name: F. Mthemb
    Applications to be submitted within 3 working days.
    For more information: info@meez.on-net.co.za

  85. danny says:

    i nearly fell for this hole crab…thank God i ddnt respond early

  86. Fezile says:

    Thanks for let us aware about these scam, I have received 5 emails from diff recruitment companies to fax my docs to 086.. luckily i did nt respond, I decided to search first. Here is one of their email.This is scary

    Your recent response, relating to an advertised vacant position, refers.
    To assist you best we need the following information from you:
    Cover letter;
    Latest updated CV;
    Photo;
    Documents confirming education and employment history.
    Please forward the following to us at your earliest convenience:
    Please send to, Fax: 0865900127
    Awaiting your prompt reply.
    Regards
    Shanelle Baxter
    CAREER SOLUTION ENTERPRISE

  87. Fezile says:

    And Lerato Radebe was one of them, what is strange with these mails, All sent around about 2am and 3am. Thank you so much to share with us this infor.

  88. Fezile says:

    Here is another email,I received and worried about our information that is being hacked from career websites.

    I’m writing in response to your email.
    The vacancy you referred to is still available.
    The closing date is next Friday.
    The following documents are needed to process any application:
    • Single page cover letter;
    • Curriculum Vitae;
    • A photo;
    • Letters of reference;
    • Proof of education;
    • Contactable references.
    Forward everything together to fax no: 0865619399
    We are now eagerly waiting on your response.
    Randy Cassidy
    JOBYARD

  89. thobeka khumalo says:

    Thank you guys, I Almost faxed my documents, thank God I didn’t. Good day xxxxxx xxxx

    REGARDING: EMPLOYMENT SERVICES – AND YOUR APPLICATION

    You recently applied for a vacancy at one of our group partners.

    They however informed us that your application was not successful, and because they cannot currently assist you with employment they took the liberty to forward your contact details to us.

    Although we are a partner company, we do not necessarily operate in exactly the same sectors, and therefore we might be able to assist you in your search for new employment.

    If you are interested in making use of our services, please forward us your employment request together with the following information, to enable us to try and assist you:

    – a recently updated CV;

    – a head and shoulders photo for your profile file;

    – a motivational letter and short introduction;

    – any other documentation that can support your application, such as proof of education and references.

    – Please also mention clearly your available date, and a detailed description of your employment wish list.

    Then please forward everything in one batch to us, at Fax: 0865909654

    We are looking forward to work with you.

    Awaiting your prompt response.

    Regards

    R T Wilkinson

  90. Shirley says:

    RT Wilkinson / Job Partner Services 0865909654
    Randy Cassidy / Jobyard 0865619399
    Mary Nurbit / Work Services 0865637781
    Hans Uterich / Boss Personnel Agency Services 0865920168
    Green Door Solutions 0866932427
    Choice Careers 0865908853
    Ciska Rogers / Human Resources 0865900731
    First4Staff/0865907210
    Lerato Radebe / Job Solutions 0866975367
    Shanelle Baxter / Career Solution Enterprise 0865900127
    Melanie B / Personnel Partner 0866982821
    Job Genie Network 0865636824
    Kunune, Application Dept. / Central Personnel Solutions 0862243383

    Unfortunately, before I had read the scam article, I had already sent faxes to:
    Rouchelle Moonsamy / HR Career Consultants 0865258364
    Jooste Rivoli / Personnel Partners 0865632880
    Pesonnel Dept., New Appointments, Local Jobs / 0865652981

    It is unnerving to know that the above 3 scammers have my personal info.

  91. Jenni says:

    and some more scammers:

    Career Jobs – fax 0862268033
    First4staff – fax 0865907210
    Green Door Solutions – Fax 0866932427
    Personnel options (melanie b ) fax 0866982821
    P Du Bois – Afristaff – fax 086594268
    Hans Uterich – Boss Personnel – fax 0865920168
    Career Solutions – Shanelle Baxter – fax 0865900127

  92. Rosanne says:

    Almost….. they almost got me. Thank goodness I smelt a rat and I did a Google search on a name or two when I came across this article.

    Somehow these people need to be reported or I hope punished!
    The same people as others have said and I see its been since 2011, how do they get away with it.

    Who is real? anyone can create a web page or answer a phone.

    I sent out 3 applications; none to these people who happened to say I applied…

    1. Personnel Partners – Joost Rivoli – 086 5632880
    2. Boss Personnel Agency Services – Hans Uterich – 086 592 0168
    3. Job Partner – Olivia Barnard – 086 2268547
    4. Green Door Solutions – ? – 086 693 2427
    5. Career Personnel Solutions – Kunune – 086 2243383
    6. Job Yard – Randy Cassidy – 086 561 9399
    7. Workforce Solutions – Portia Scroombie – 086 2268882
    8. Fisrt4Staff
    9. Job Outsourcing – Olga Nowers – 086 226 9254
    10. Job Solutions – Lerato Radebe – 086 697 5367

  93. Theresa says:

    Hi thanks for the tip. I was about to respond to one from Central Personnel Solutions but they also asked for a covering letter. Fortunately I keep a printout of the job advert so I can tailor my letter to suit the advert and I noticed it was a different company to the one on the ad and I Googled them and fortunately found your website. If they have all your personal info, is this not possibly where they are getting the info for Identity Fraud !!!

  94. KUHLE says:

    I cannot believe that I also fell for this scams. I faxed my cv to 5 different fax numbers on the 10 September 2013 but then I got cautious when I check my emails again on the 11 September in the morning I still have more 5 fax numbers to send again then I ran to google this Lerato to my surprise I came across that she / he is a scam. than you for warning us, but I was one of the victims

  95. Dillon says:

    So these scamming nutjobs have my CV with all my details and stuff… Should I be worried?

    • Henno Kruger says:

      They can’t do much with the CV, but they might be able to do something with an ID number, report them to the SAPS if you can

      • Dillon says:

        As soon as something fishy or weird is happening I will. And since Ive emailed my cv alot of agencies want me to fax my cv. But thanks for the info it really helped.

  96. V Singh says:

    Hi Henno. Purely co-incidental my stumbling across your article – actually when I Googled the fake recruitment agency, this article came up and I clicked! One of the best decisions I have ever made online! I wish to advise others out there that I receive emails from “Best Jobs South Africa” and the “recruitment agencies” that are listed on the ads on their website – when you click the link from the email to the ad – they are ALL bogus. I wont list them because they are one and the very same of those listed above by everyone else. Lets keep adding the company names, fax numbers and persons’ names, so that it comes up as the No. 1 result on search engines!

  97. Matome says:

    These are the replies i got just recently and as a lot of people have said i searched on google for their legitimacy and got directed here. Here are the once i got…

    HR Career Consultants – 0862269047 Randy
    Workpro – 0862269024
    Local Jobs – 0862268476 ref:LJ3B7873/6
    Job Partner – 0862268547 Olivia Barnard
    Job Expert – 0862282768
    Personnel Partners – 0865632880 Joost Rivoli
    Evergreen Solutions – 0862269148
    My Job – 0862269649
    Job Solutions – 0866975367
    Personnel Agency Services – 0865920168 Hans Uterich (Boss Personal Agency Services)
    Infinite Personnel Services – 0862267565 Sandra Herbst
    Orbit Staff – 0862269340
    Job Outsourcing – 0862269254 Olga Nowers

    As you can see, most of them starts with 086226…
    And thank you again for making us aware of this scam.

  98. Rumbi says:

    I have been inundated by the same people as Matome above. Honestly its terrible as my mail box receives close to 10 such emails daily. How do i resolve or block these emails from coming.

    Job Genie 0865636824
    Workpro 0862269024
    Personnel Partners 0865635880
    Jobyard 0865619399
    My Job 0862269649
    Workforce Business Solutions 0862280722
    Evergreen Solutions 0862269148
    Career Jobs 0862268033
    Career Solutions 0865900127
    Job Solutions 0866975367
    Workforce Solutions 0862268882

  99. Khutso says:

    This is amazing and so sad to see us falling into traps like this. They will never succeed as they are heaping curses upon themselves. I sent one and honestly, I became so lazy to continue with the rest.
    The question is: how do they get hold of my details because indeed I applied for lot of positions and in few hours my system is flooded with their requests to send documentations, is there a way I can blog them?

    These below is what I received between Monday and Sunday:
    It is Melanie from Personnel Options here!

    Hope you are having a fabulous day.

    I’m writing in response to your mail regarding the advertised vacancy.

    The position is not yet filled and we are currently in the process of accepting applications.
    The closing date for this application is precisely 1 week from today, so if you want to apply you need to do so immediately.

    The following information is needed:
    • A one page concise cover letter;
    • Your curriculum vitae;
    • A photo of yourself;
    • Additional information and documents, if available, to support your application.

    Just a bit of advice: Try to make your CV and documents unique so that it stands out from the rest.
    Remember recruiters some days receive hundreds of applications, and if yours are one of the ordinary ones, it is unlikely that it will jump to the top of the application heap.
    Please make some effort now to send your info immediately to us, at fax: 0866982821

    Waiting on your response.

    Melanie B
    Your Personnel Partner
    PERSONNEL OPTIONS

    Lerato Radebe 0866975367
    J O B Solutions

    Workforce Business Solutions 0862280722
    Job Genie Network 0865636824

    Portia Scroombie
    Workforce Solutions 0862268882

    Job Expert 0862282768

    Evergreen Solutions 0862269148

    Staff Works 0862280698

    Personnel Department 0862268476
    New Appointments
    Local Jobs

  100. Sanda says:

    OMG I am so worried right now, what will they do with our information? I have also fallen for this trap, i got an email today from Personnel Partners and Jobyard. I faxed to both numbers. Does anyone know what will they do to our information other than charging our telephone bill at a higher rate? How will they charge it? Is it when you are in a contract or? Will you be able to give me more information on what they do?

    Kind regards,
    Sanda

  101. MMD says:

    I also noticed the scam on my e-mail. These are the names of the hiring companies and the associated fax numbers

    HR Development Services 0865943774

    CENTRAL PERSONNEL SOLUTIONS 0862243383

    When I received e-mails from these two bogus companies I proceeded to check them on the internet and I could not find them however the only thing that I found was the number for jobmail that would help me to deal with such a scam. I called Rose on her extension and she helped me. When I sent a blank mail to their number I got a response that was the same as the one I received in the first place indicating that it was a scam. These people fool around with our lives. That’s an applling situation.WHATSOEVER A MAN PLANTS THAT HE WILL ALSO REAP.

  102. Preston says:

    Internet Fax Your Documents Job Scammers
    Infinite Personnel Services, Sandra Herbst 0862267565
    Personnel Options Melanie B 0866982821
    Workpro 0862269024
    Workforce Business Solutions 0862280722
    Evergreen Solutions 0862269148
    Job Expert 0862282768
    Workforce Solutions Portia Scroombie 0862268882
    Job Partner Solutions Olivia Barnard 0862268547
    Staffworks Chantel Van Schoor 0862280698
    Job Outsourcing Olger Nowers 0862269254
    Myjob 0862269649
    Orbit Staff 0862269340
    Boss Personnel Agency Services 0865920168
    Personnel Partners Joost Rivoli 0865632880
    Jobyard Randy Cassidy 0865619399
    Job Genie Network 0865636824
    Career Solution Enterprise Shanelle Baxter 0865900127
    J O B Solutions Lerato Radebe 0866975367
    Hr Job Solutions Randy 0862269047
    Workforce Solutions Portia Scroombie 0862268882
    Job Partner Solutions Olivia Barnard 0862268547
    Staffworks Chantel Van Schoor 0862280698

    Regards
    Preston

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thanks for sharing Preston :)

      • E Power says:

        The CEO of the company I work for, connect2learning, is named Sandra Herbst. One of the scammers, Infinite Personnel Services, signs their letter with the name, Sandra Herbst 0862267565.
        The recipients of these letters do an online search for her so that they can email the requested info instead of faxing it. The most prominent search results return the Sandra Herbst of connect2learning, for whom I work. The job seekers then send their CVs etcetera (even photos) to this Sandra. This is a terrible problem for her as she is receiving floods of emails from these poor people. We are trying all we can to stop the problem but it is very hard!
        If you receive an email from this source, PLEASE don’t search for Sandra online and send her your particulars! Infinite Personnel Services does not exist, nor is there a person by that name who wants your CV!

  103. Preston says:

    Once bitten Twice shy! I am embarrassed to say I too fell for it!

  104. dlomo says:

    just faxed mine to four of them and googled after to check their legitimacy…damn!!

  105. Fabu G says:

    hey please assist me in checking the eligibility of this company Gaxton recruitment Agency they even have a website but it looks dodgy fax number is 086 247 3508.

    Thanking

  106. Ulanda says:

    I have not been in the job market for a while and am now in the process of seeking employment.

    Dear heavens they caught me – lock stock and barrel.

    I have had over 11 requests and in fact send of my CV to SEVEN of these numbers:
    Staffworks – Chantel van Schoor – 0862280698
    Job Genie Network – 0865636824
    Career Jobs – 0862268033
    Personnel Partners – Joost Rivoli – 0865632880
    Job Partner Solutions- Olivia Barnard- 0862268547
    Local Jobs 0862268476
    WorkEasy Consultants – 0862241597

    I am total embarrassed that i got hooked, but thank goodness i stumbled across your blog.

  107. Patricia says:

    I still wonder how these people get our names because their email would be addressed to your name ,making you believe it’s a real reply !!!!

    Still didn’t fall for it
    Below is the list of so called “recruitment agencies” I got replies from .

    My job
    Work pro
    Personnel options
    Work force
    Job genie
    Job outsourcing
    Orbit staff
    Job partner
    Staff works
    Local jobs
    Job expert
    Ever green solutions
    Sa jobs

    And so many more !!!

    You can’t even reply any of them only via fax ,with the same details they all request ,photo,cover letter ,cv,qualifications .

  108. Stef says:

    Oh my soul! I tried sending about 10 faxes with my CV, cover letter, etc to all the scams!

    They have all my personal details! These people make life so much harder for everyone!

    INFINITE PERSONNEL SERVICES
    Alpha & Omega Personnel
    Staffworks
    BOSS PERSONNEL AGENCY SERVICES
    PERSONNEL PARTNERS
    Local Jobs
    J O B Solutions
    JobTech Solutions (based in India)
    Orbit Staff
    MyJob
    Workpro
    JOBYARD
    Job Partner Solutions

    Thanks for this site! Has helped a lot of people.

  109. Phume says:

    OOOOH My God!!!!! I am busy applying for jobs, and I got so excited when I got these responses… Me and my fiancé were so relieved cause we thought we will get jobs asap when we get to Cape Town… Thank God I googled these so called employment agencies… I am so pissed off though!!!

  110. Maggy says:

    Just saw this site now ,I already sent my personal information.I wish I could have googled them earlier.Hope they dont do anything with my documents.

  111. ValNell says:

    I got very suspicious when I started getting E-MAILS requesting me to fax to what looking like FAX-TO-EMAIL numbers, especially when they where asking for photos. Photos are more often than not, useless when received by fax.

    If these companies obviously have computers with internet and email, why on earth would they request faxes? Why do they not give an e-mail address as an option?

    I then decided to Google a couple of the numbers and ended up here.

    Here is a list of the e-mails I have received so far:
    0866975367 JOB SOLUTIONS LERATO RADEBE
    0862269024 WORKPRO
    0862269649 MYJOB
    0862280698 STAFFWORKS CHANEL VAN SCHOOR
    0862268033 CAREERJOBS

    Some of the numbers are so close that it looks like the same person requested them on the same day from the free fax-to-email site.

  112. ValNell says:

    I just received another email
    0866982821 PERSONNEL OPTIONS MELANIE B

  113. Cara says:

    I’m glad i didin’t fall for this scam. I got more than 10 emails requesting me to send my particulars, including my photo, which made me get suspicious. I then googled all of these companies and non of them exist in south Africa. I wish they’d get caught and pay for what they are doing!!!!!

  114. gloria says:

    Thanx for this info, I was ready to send my documents. But something inside me said, who ask for a photo to be send via fax, come one. Then I decided to google them voilla, they are scams.

  115. Shannon says:

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for posting this.
    I am in the job market at the moment and have been receiving a lot of these responses asking for my cv to be sent via fax and yet there are no other contact details on the email which made me suspicious and so I decided to look it up and found this article.
    I will now spam those address and hopefully they will be removed for their ISP servers.

  116. Good day Rene Pritchard

    APPLICATION

    We are following up on our previous mail to you.

    As mentioned in our previous correspondence, we have noticed that you are interested in applying for the advertised vacancy and therefore you need to forward the following documents, ASAP, to us:

    – CV;
    – photo;
    – introduction letter;
    – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

    Please send it to Fax: 0862268882

    Awaiting your reply.

    Regards

    Fax: 0862268882

    THIS ONE AND SEVERAL OTHERS

  117. Jacqui says:

    Same thing happened to me – five emails per day from different ‘recruitment’ agencies with the same format and only a fax number. So I investigated and thankfully discovered it was a scam via this blog before submitting anything to them.

    Infinite personnel services – Sandra Herbst

  118. Jacqui says:

    Staffworks – Chantel van Schoor
    086 228 0698
    Orbit Staff
    086 226 9340
    Evergreen Solutions
    086 226 9148
    MyJob
    086 226 9649
    Local Jobs
    086 226 8496
    Career Jobs
    086 226 8033
    Job Outsourcing – Olga Nowers
    086 226 9254
    Workforce Business Solutions
    086 228 0722
    Jobyard – Randy Cassidy
    086 561 9399
    Job Solutions – Lerato Radebe
    086 697 5367
    Workforce Solutions – Portia Scroombie
    086 226 8882

  119. ziyanda says:

    Thank you for the warning.

    I was busy searching for these people because i do not remember applying for any position by them.

    I was a victim of a scam before and the of this person sounds familiar as the 1 who scamed. he said I must send 200 rands on his account then I will get a training to make an extra money for myself.

    Now I always go through details and if the job post looks unconvincing I dont apply.

    Thank you again.

  120. johannes says:

    I’M so afraid that i have applied to about 7 of them and i became suspicious after faxing because i rembered that i had emailed to 3 companies but i received more than 3 emails asking me to forward my cv. even now i hv received another email and to all of you who have not applied please dont do it and thanx to jobmail i will never ever apply by fax again.

  121. Rebecca says:

    OMG!!!! i also fell for these scams you know,per day i receive about 6 of them saying i should fax my documents to the 086 numbers including my photo!! Like ”daaaah” what are going to do with my photo …so really thankfull for the warning will pass it to others and will forward all the info.

  122. rutendo magaya says:

    omg i send all my documents to this fake numbers…i spend over a thousand rand on this..my problm is what if they use my documents,matric and diplomas ,id book and payslip to apply for a loan at loan sharks

    never reply to any 086 fax again

  123. rutendo magaya says:

    Workforce Business Solutions

    2:42 PM (2 hours ago)

    to me
    Dear

    Thanks for your email regarding the advertised vacancy.

    Please send your CV to us at fax: 0862280722

    We unfortunately can only respond to successful applicants, which normally take place within 10 business days.

    If you do not hear from us within this timespan, your application was not successful.

    Awaiting your prompt response.

    Kind regards

    Workforce Business Solutions

    Orbit Staff

    1:08 AM (15 hours ago)

    to me
    Dear

    You responded to an advertised vacancy.

    First of all we would like to thank you for showing interest in the vacancy.

    By emailing us we assume you are keen to apply for this position.

    In order to assist you in this regard we will, for now, need the following from you.

    Firstly, your full detailed, and recently updated CV.
    Secondly, a short note introducing yourself, and stating the vacancy you are applying for, and the reasons why you think your are the ideal candidate.
    Thirdly, you can also forward supporting documents, like recommendation letters and documentation confirming education and past employment.
    Fourthly, a recent photo of yourself (head and shoulders only).

    {For security reasons do not supply your ID document or number.}

    Please forward all the above in one batch to us at fax: 0862269340

    Please allow approximately 3 weeks for any positive feedback.
    However if you do not hear from us during this period, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.
    Unfortunately we cannot notify all unsuccessful jobseekers.

    Looking forward to hear from you again.

    Warmest regards

    ORBIT Staff

  124. rutendo magaya says:

    these people get pple s details on job sites…its worse here in cape town

  125. maselo says:

    we are in 2014 and still get the same incidents from 2011..these people need to be arrested. i got the same emails yall are talking about. i was then surprised to get so many emails in one day to fax my papers to 086…

  126. Amanda says:

    Received these all in the past 2 days only , on my work email add,which coincidentally i dont use for applying for any positions
    #1
    Dear Amanda ….
    Your response to our advertised vacancy was received.
    In order to proceed with the application process please forward the following information, at your earliest convenience, to us:
    Your recently updated CV;
    A head & shoulders photo of yourself;
    Supporting documentation to verify past employment & education;
    Reference letters from previous employers, if available.
    Your can forward it to fax: 0862268476
    Please use the following reference: LJ3B7873/6 in all correspondence.
    Awaiting your prompt response.
    Kind regards
    Personnel Department
    New Appointments
    Local Jobs

    #2
    RE: RECRUITMENT

    We’ve recently learned that you are currently seeking new employment.

    To assist you in this regard we need you to forward the following information to us:

    – updated CV
    – photo (face only)
    – cover letter with:
    ◦all contact information
    ◦reasons for leaving previous employment, and/or why you’re on the market
    ◦positions and industries of interest
    ◦salary history and expectations
    ◦locations of interest or willingness to relocate and travel
    ◦when you are available for interviews
    ◦when you can begin a new assignment after an offer is given
    (Having these answers already, without having to call, allows you to be put into the system immediately…without getting piled up with the hordes of other resumes needing this vital, back-up information.)
    – supporting documents to verify education & work history.

    Keep it as concise as possible.

    Please send everything SIMULTANIOUSLY to Fax: 0862269254

    Awaiting your prompt reply.

    Yours in recruitment

    Olga Nowers
    Job Outsourcing

    #3
    We are sending this correspondence to you in response to your recent communication regarding an advertised vacancy, but first of all let us just quickly introduce ourselves to you.
    CareerJobs is a young, dynamic, consultancy with many years recruitment experience. We are energetic, driven and extremely passionate about recruitment and are inspired to make a positive difference in the industry.

    We offer a unique recruitment service to all clients and candidates. We are dedicated in building long term relationships, more than just another Personnel Consultancy dealing with candidates, but a dedicated Personnel Consultancy to each candidate and client.

    Permanent & Long-Term Contract Staffing Services include:
    Full meeting and evaluation with our clients regarding each position and requirements.
    In-depth, individual screening, assessing, interviewing and short-listing of candidates.
    CV Preparation.
    All clients will receive a detailed CV presented in the form of PDF which will include a photograph of the candidate. The client will also receive a Video Presentation or Pre Screening Mini Interview of the candidate being introduced for the position available. We are very excited to introduce our candidates to clients and are confident that our unique Video Presentation will secure positive feedback and fantastic results.
    Reference confirmations are thoroughly checked.
    Verification of qualifications, criminal and credit checks are also done.
    Regular follow ups are conducted once a placement is made. Following up with both our client and candidate, ensuring everything remains in order and that both parties are satisfied with their new move!
    In order for us to reach our above mentioned objectives and trying our utmost to place you with a reputable company we will therefore require some documentation from you.
    Please forward the following documents, at your earliest convenience, to enable us to proceed with the application process.
    We will need the following from you:
    • Concise introduction/cover letter;
    • Detailed, and recently updated Curriculum Vitae;
    • Recently taken photograph;
    • Letters of reference from third parties, such as previous employers and educators;
    • Proof of education, in the form of certificates.

    You will need to forward all of the above mentioned documents to Fax: 0862268033
    Please mark for attention: “New Applications Dept.”
    Please allow 10 business days for processing.
    If we find you to be a suitable candidate for this specific position we will contact you within this time frame in order to setup a meeting.
    Owing to personnel constraints it is not always possible to communicate with all unsuccessful candidates.
    Therefore, if you do not get any feedback from us within this period, please assume that your application was not successful for this specific position.
    We now await your prompt response.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Kind regards
    CareerJobs

  127. marvin says:

    I also received numerous emails from these companies but I knew from the moment they asked for my cv that something is wrong because when I applied I applied with my cv so why do they need it again and yes it is sad that they prey on the vulnerable and I hope that they will get caught because it is so unfair towards us

  128. Mpumie says:

    Hi

    Yesterday I received an email that said that I applied for a ‘vacancy’ that I must send a cover letter, full CV, photo, proof of qualifications and work history. I deleted the e-mail because I was not interested and didn’t think much of it. Now, this morning I received two e-mails from two different ‘companies’ with more or less the same wording. What the hell?? How do I get these people to stop sending me these stupid scam e-mails?

  129. winch says:

    wow ive received 7 emails yesterday n 2 2day n I only applied 1nce wth the same format
    1, candice work expert
    0865262886
    2, first personnel service
    0865263811
    3, new app dept
    0862268033
    4, progressive solution
    0865921921
    5, regina app dept
    0862241597
    6, p du bois
    0865942648
    7, suretha
    0862266558
    8, evergreen
    0862269148
    9, portia scroobie
    086226882

    plz guys take care il alert thm evn at facebook crz wrking 2gethr we can

  130. kabelo kekane says:

    Hi Guys

    I’ve just fallen prey to this scam, last week i send my 11pages of documents required by the scammers to 10 different 086 numbers, it cost me roughly R800 at my local postnet. Yesterday and today i recieved about 7 new document request, i decided to google this companies, and linked-in personalities and the findings were not corresponding. Through my googling i bumped into this page.

    I knew something was not right, yes i have been applying but so many responses and yet they couldn’t stipulate which position ive applied for. I’ll attach this to my FB wall.

  131. NADINE says:

    It is very frustrating that when we look for jobs, they want so many documents,reference letter, photos, etc and we run around getting it all together.

    I received the Following emails
    LOCAL JOBS
    INFINITE PERSONNEL SERVICES
    JOB SOLUTIONS(LERATO RADEBE)
    CAREER JOBS
    PERSONNEL AGENCY SERVICES
    JOB PARTNER
    EVERGREEN SOLUTIONS
    MY JOB
    STAFFWORKS
    WORK FORCE SOLUTIONS
    CARREERCITY(SIGNED OFF ALPHA CONSULTANCY SERVICES) FROM PALUA SEXWHALE
    ORBIT

    NO contact numbers some with no names, if they dont have email addresses I am not responding.

    I did send one application through and it was 20 pages, I just hope the bill is not too high, or I am going to be in alot of trouble.

  132. Zee says:

    Thank you so much for this article. I see that it was published in 2011 and yet, almost 3 years later, theses scammers are still operating (I am currently receiving these mails a few times a day, I just delete them). It’s also sad to see how many people fall prey to this. Everybody out there should read Christopher Hadnagy’s Social Engineering and protect yourselves from these sorts of ploys. I understand that most of us are desperate to find a job (I’m in the same situation) but learn to trust your instincts and google the companies beforehand. I’ve learned not to trust anyone and so I google all companies before sending any personal information. These people could also be using documents for identity theft. So people, just beware and please try to protect yourself.

  133. Zadi says:

    For some apparant reason I just tend to ignore these type of emails that tell you to fax things, because all the jobs that I’ve been working in for all of these years I’ve never had to fax any documents to anyone and I got these jobs form Recruitment Agencies (who are legit) and I’ve never ever had to fax anything at all, once my CV is emailed to them they are the ones who call to arrange an interview and so on. All this faxing debacle is just a pure scam so please don’t fall for it.

  134. nthabi says:

    You know I started faxing my husbands CV’s from Friday last week and today I got the same email, then that’s when i started to search for these companies and I came across this.. I am so heartbroken because you use your last money for bread and hoping something will come up. Anyways life goes on and hope all these people don’t sleep at night. Thanks for the look-out.

  135. Chantel says:

    Hi guys,

    I hope you are well!

    I am so grateful hat I found this site, I have applied for some many positions and thought it was a bit odd if I had to fax all my details through if they had emailed me to ask!

    Thanks so much for this form, otherwise I would have been another victim.
    I will forward all the details I’ve received to Rose!

    Once again thank you !

    Good luck to all the job seekers

  136. vuyelwa says:

    Wow, these
    People really think people are stupid but again when your desperate you can be fooled easily. But thank you very much I looked on this. Its sunday but I already received 5 of them. Come to think about it who is working on sunday at around 3 afternoon.

  137. Chantel says:

    I can’t believe that people are taking advantage like this & there is no recourse. How often are unemployed individuals victim to this scam and end up spending their last bit of money on sending faxes. I hope these scammers will get their fair share of karma

  138. Guy says:

    Really cruel to take advantage of us jobseekers
    Thank you everybody for your insites and information
    I didnt fax anything….but I was about to.

  139. Jake says:

    Thank you so much to the JobMail team for making us aware of this menace!!!!

    These are some of the Red Flags I picked up on:

    1) All e-mails follow the same lay-out and format: Name, Ref letters, Cover letter, Photo, Supporting Docs.

    2) e-mails sent at strange hours e.g. just after mid-night, 2 a.m., etc. when recruitment agencies are closed!!!!

    3) No contact telephone number to contact the recruiter.

    4) They state that they will get back to you in 2 to 3 weeks…… WHAT!!!!!

    5) They use a 086 number, which is a mail-to-fax number, so you cannot phone to it.

    What worries me more than the potential cost of sending to these fake numbers is the fact that these people now have loads of your private information, bar I.D. and bank details. How easy is it for them to now use your details to commit fraud in your name!!!!!!!!

    Here are some more names and numbers to add to your list:

    Job Solutions Lerato Radebe 0866975367
    Career Solutions Shanelle Baxter 0865900127
    CareerJobs 0862268033
    Workforce Solutions Portia Scroombie0862268882
    Orbit Staff 0862269340
    Workpro 0862269024
    Infinite Personnel Services Sandra Herbst 0862267565
    JobYard Randy Cassidy 0865619399
    MyJob 0862269649
    (Boss) Personnel Agency Services Hans Uterich 0865920168
    Workforce Business Solutions 0862280722
    Evergreen Solutions 0862269148
    Job Expert 0862282768
    Orbit Staff 0862269340

    I hope that this helps someone out there, who like me is looking for employment, avoid disappointment and a possible run-in with the law.

    Good luck to us all.

    J

  140. Tashie says:

    I have been recieving these emails for weeks now…luckily i read about the top scams few weeks ago that said fax numbers that begins with 086 are most likely to be scams…and so i dd not reply to any if them…if inly tgere was a way of blocking all scams from sending us these emails…

  141. Marie-Clare Wagner says:

    I have also been subject to this scam, perpetrated by many of the same parties listed above. It seems that to be successful these degenerates have to ensure a large turnover, therefore they are very prolific.

    Many of the e-mails I receive are unsolicited and not from any “agency” that I have responded to in the past. They state that the vacancy is still open, but nowhere mention what the vacancy is. Often they copy and paste legitimate sounding information from credible recruitment agencies to appear above board.

    The greatest logic flaw to me is that the 086 numbers listed are fax to email numbers, therefore if you send a fax to that number it is converted to digital format (pdf) and forwarded to an e-mail address. Receipt of their e-mail evidences that I have an e-mail access and their sending of e-mail confirms the same on their side. Therefore it would be illogical to say that they cannot accept CV’s by e-mail. Their only motive is profiting from the premium fax revenue.

    Furthermore they will often request a SMS be sent to a premium code. This can cost between R1 and R30, depending on the code. Your information will then be sold to a variety of databases. Identity fraud is also very possible if they acquire the relevant personal detail and a copy of your ID.
    Be vigilant, often there will be a lapse of time before they start using your details in order that you do not make an immediate connection.

    These scams are multi-layered and feed off each other for maximum profit. You may find yourself blacklisted in a few months as a scammer has opened an account in your name and bought goods or services that they do not intend to pay for. You may also find yourself targeted by 419 scammers.

    Unfortunately this is a minefield that we must tread warily. it would be great if we could have reverse number checks in South Africa, so we could trace who the owners of these numbers are. I suspect that the same names would keep coming up and that 419 scammers have diversified into this area, as few people are falling for the old classic scams.

    Don’t feel bad if you have fallen for this, you are not alone. It is a lesson learned in the university of life that will serve you well in the future!.

  142. Karabo says:

    Thanks for the information, but how do we now search how genuine is the agency?

  143. Chantelle says:

    I have also recently received a few of these scam emails. It is only since I registered on Job Mail that I have been targeted by these scammers.

  144. Lelie says:

    Dear Helena Erasmus

    We are sending this correspondence to you in response to your recent communication regarding an advertised vacancy, but first of all let us just quickly introduce ourselves to you.

    CareerJobs is a young, dynamic, consultancy with many years recruitment experience. We are energetic, driven and extremely passionate about recruitment and are inspired to make a positive difference in the industry.

    We offer a unique recruitment service to all clients and candidates. We are dedicated in building long term relationships, more than just another Personnel Consultancy dealing with candidates, but a dedicated Personnel Consultancy to each candidate and client.

    Permanent & Long-Term Contract Staffing Services include:
    Full meeting and evaluation with our clients regarding each position and requirements.
    In-depth, individual screening, assessing, interviewing and short-listing of candidates.
    CV Preparation.

    All clients will receive a detailed CV presented in the form of PDF which will include a photograph of the candidate. The client will also receive a Video Presentation or Pre Screening Mini Interview of the candidate being introduced for the position available. We are very excited to introduce our candidates to clients and are confident that our unique Video Presentation will secure positive feedback and fantastic results.
    Reference confirmations are thoroughly checked.
    Verification of qualifications, criminal and credit checks are also done.
    Regular follow ups are conducted once a placement is made. Following up with both our client and candidate, ensuring everything remains in order and that both parties are satisfied with their new move!

    In order for us to reach our above mentioned objectives and trying our utmost to place you with a reputable company we will therefore require some documentation from you.

    Please forward the following documents, at your earliest convenience, to enable us to proceed with the application process.

    We will need the following from you:

    ·Concise introduction/cover letter;
    ·Detailed, and recently updated Curriculum Vitae;
    ·Recently taken photograph;
    ·Letters of reference from third parties, such as previous employers and educators;
    ·Proof of education, in the form of certificates.

    You will need to forward all of the above mentioned documents to Fax: 0862268033

    Please mark for attention: “New Applications Dept.”

    Please allow 10 business days for processing.

    If we find you to be a suitable candidate for this specific position we will contact you within this time frame in order to setup a meeting.

    Owing to personnel constraints it is not always possible to communicate with all unsuccessful candidates.

    Therefore, if you do not get any feedback from us within this period, please assume that your application was not successful for this specific position.

    We now await your prompt response.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Kind regards

    CareerJobs

    WITH US, IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!
    ___________________________________

    Good day!

    Your response to one of our advertised positions was received.

    Now please forward your application documents:
    * your detailed CV,
    * proof of education,
    * proof of previous employment

    to Fax: 0862282768

    On receipt your application will be processed.

    Regards

    Job Expert
    *******************
    “We do jobs”
    ___________________________________

    I’m writing in response to your email.

    The vacancy you referred to is still available.
    The closing date is next Friday.

    The following documents are needed to process any application:
    • Single page cover letter;
    • Curriculum Vitae;
    • A photo;
    • Letters of reference;
    • Proof of education;
    • Contactable references.

    Forward everything together to fax no: 0865619399

    We are now eagerly waiting on your response.

    Randy Cassidy
    JOBYARD

    We are passionate about developing people by ‘unleashing their potential’ in terms of how they perceive themselves and their role in an Organisation, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to exceed in their chosen profession.
    Our mission is to provide a service with a difference.

    We believe the Human Capital Development needs of our clients’ business involve more than the recruitment of just another face.

    We are committed to provide the correct people empowered with the knowledge, skills and winning attitude to ensure that our clients’ company’s growth moves in an upward direction.
    _________________________________

    Not sure if these are scams as well, but could not find any verification of these fax no. on Google.

    Thanx for this article!!!!!

    • Jeanette says:

      I have just reported same poster on Gumtree – the minute I saw she gave a vague email address to respond to, and listing a very lucrative job offer, I asked for more info about the company involved, their website and a landline. I immediately received an email from OLGA NOWERS, sending email from a no-reply inbox, asking me to fax my CV, ID, picture, etc to an 086-fax number.

      Not only may this lead to identity theft, but this scammer may also generate a nice income for her by all the faxes sent to that 086-number.

      Job seekers – do not send your info before you have responded to the poster and asked for an email address / contact details, etc to ensure that you aren’t dealing with a scammer.

      And remember to REPORT such poster to OLX, Gumtree or wherever you found the job ad.

      Rather be safe than sorry.

      • Janet says:

        I have ever since received emails on a daily basis from the following fake Recruiters, which have two things in common – you can’t reply to them, because they use a no-reply address. They only provide you with an 086- fax number, no contact number, website or legit company name.

        MyJob
        Apollo Personnel
        New Horizon Professionals
        Personnel Partners
        Alpha & Omega Personnel
        Staffworks
        Personnel Agency Services
        Career Solutions
        Infinite Personnel Servi.
        Orbit Staff
        Workpro
        Job Partner
        Workforce Solutions
        Local Jobs

        These are not the names that they post jobs under on Job Platforms, e.g. Gumtree, OLX, Indeed, etc. They use a free email address, or let job seekers apply via the link on Gumtree or OLX.

        Once you respond, they have your email address and then the spamming begins. The more pages of info they receive on their 086 fax number, the more money they generate for themselves.

        They keep ons chanching their fax numbers and their fake recruiter names – so please be careful not to fax to them, if they cannot give you an email address, website or contact number.

  145. Sfiso Sabelo says:

    I have received the same emails from
    1. Evergreen Solutions
    2.Infinite Personel Services
    3.Job Yard
    4.Job Outsourcing
    5.Career Jobs

    I was wondering why all of a sudden I am so popular.

    • TumeloM says:

      I know the feeling Sifiso I m job hunting as well and ve also received emails from the very same people as well as Orbit Solutions.
      The fact that they did not state which position I had applied for just got me curious.

  146. Linda says:

    Thank you very much Admin and all who have shared here.I was just about to send a whole lot of faxes, when I decided to Google one of the Companies and landed up here.You have just saved me from these scammers.

    The companies and fax numbers listed above are the same ones,I got like 15 Emails in 3 days.

    Lets continue to spread the word so these scammers dont get away with this.

  147. VG Dambo says:

    Thank you very much Admin. I have already fax to ten numbers. I hope they don’t do anything with our documents. It will be much better if they only charge us too much money for fax.#praying#

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