The Nelson Mandela Foundation has been made aware of a new scam doing the rounds, calling for job applications.
The poorly worded advert reads:
"VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT!! In partnership with Bill Gates Foundation we are seeking to employ over 1000 youths in East Africa to help with the fight against poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy and violence. Applicants must hold a minimum of a College Diploma, exhibit leadership qualities and possess excellent communication skills. Duties will include identifying areas that require immediate funding and coming up with long term sustainable solutions. APPLY NOW by sending your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org..."
This is a scam and should be ignored.
The Foundation recently received a message via its Facebook page from a hopeful candidate, providing further details of the scam:
"...An appointment letter and job description form were sent to me. I have been told to open an online account with Chase Bank of Kenya, so that $65,000.00 may be sent to me to open an office here in Uganda, and that I will have to go to South Africa for a briefing as soon as I receive the funds. [I was also told] that a monthly salary of $500 will be paid to me and that I will employ three staff to work with me at the office. I am writing to you to inquire whether this is real. I am scared that they might be opportunists who want to cheat me. Looking forward for your reply."
The following attachements are included with the advert: