New year, different angle to same SANDF scam


The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has again warned about an employment scam currently centred in the Western Cape.

“There are people luring and misleading the public by promising employment in the SANDF,” Captain (SAN) Prince Tshabalala, SANDF Corporate Communications said.

What is different to previous military employment scams is the offer made. In previous years scammers ‘guaranteed’ entry into the SANDF for amounts varying from R300 to R1 000. This time round a monthly salary of R8 000 is the lure, with no upfront mention of any so-called recruitment fee.
“Money has and will never guarantee entry to the SANDF,” Tshabalala said, urging people approached to report the incidents, with as much information as possible, to their nearest police station.
“People interested in joining the SANDF can obtain career information from recruitment offices or bases. Recruiting is not done on the street.”