1 January 2013

Zambia: Swindlers On Rampage Offering Fake Mopani Jobs

MOPANI Copper Mines (MCM) has unearthed a scam in which some unscrupulous people are swindling unsuspecting members of the public huge sums of money on the pretext that they will arrange employment for them in the mining company.

One suspect involved in swindling unsuspecting members of the public has since been arrested.

In a public notice, the company stated that some people have been posing as Mopani human resources employees and fraudulently collecting money from unsuspecting members of the public.

Mopani said one of the suspects engaged in these illegal acts has been apprehended by law enforcement officers for swindling job seekers out of large sums of money.

"Mopani Copper Mines wishes to warn the general public to beware of people who have been posing as Mopani human resource employees to fraudulently collect money from unsuspecting members of the public ostensibly to secure employment for them," read the notice in part.

The company said it operated a zero tolerance policy towards fraud, corruption and other unethical business practices.

MCM head of communications and public relations Cephas Sinyangwe said investigations were still on-going and that more people were involved in swindling members of the public.

The company has advised suppliers, contractors, employees and job applicants who become aware of any suspicious activity within or outside Mopani to report to the police.

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