The South African Police Service (SAPS) says the public should be aware of bogus advertisements purporting to be from the SAPS recruiting interested persons to apply for police traineeship for 2017 and other vacancies within the police service.

A SAPS statement says the bogus ads are on a website  using the SAPS logo.

“As it is the norm, the SAPS wishes to state that advertisements for any posts within its structures are, if and when they become available, placed in a range of newspapers in the country to reach as many potential and suitable candidates as possible,” the SAPS says. “The public should also bear in mind that they can view existing vacancies and obtain the official application forms from the official website of the SAPS Only the information that is on this website can be regarded as authentic.
“The SAPS confirm that there are currently no posts for police trainees and that these advertisements form part of a scam aimed at misleading the public and should be ignored,” the spokesman continues. “Members of the public are urged and advised to be vigilant and not to be misled by any false advertisements or advertising scams and to report these activities to the police.”