There are fake e-mails and fraudulent job offer campaigns circulating on the internet from people pretending to represent West Pack Lifestyle. These are hoaxes. Please ignore any request to send your personal details or make any payment whatsoever. We would never operate in this way.
These adverts encourage you to apply for non-existent jobs at West Pack Lifestyle by emailing a gmail email address (eg firstname.lastname@example.org). However, you have to pay a deposit fee for a background check before you can start. The email states that before the training date you are required to pay a R250 deposit fee for background checks. You are then encouraged to make payment of the deposit at a PEP store with the code 2020, and to email the proof of payment to email@example.com, This is false information by a scam artist and has no connection whatsoever to West Pack Lifestyle. We would never request anyone to pay any fee to be considered for a job interview.
In reality, you are not being considered for a job opportunity with West Pack Lifetsyle, but rather you may have been tricked into sending money to a scam artist. West Pack Lifestyle conducts its own recruitment and any request for an interview will always come from an @westpacklifestyle.co.za email. Never from a @gmail.com email address.
If you were contacted by email from a Gmail address, you can report abuse to help Google take appropriate action on accounts involved in this scam. If you have received or are aware of this type of communication and have concerns, please report it to us so we can pursue potential legal action against fraudsters. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FAKE EMAIL JOB OFFER RESPONSE
You have been selected! Re: Job
Our recruitment team with the help of our candidate selection software has
gone through your CV and find all to be in order.
Your application is successful and has been accepted for you to be fully
employed as part of the West Pack Lifestyle Family.
– Welcoming customers, answering their questions, helping them locate
item and providing advice or recommendations.
– Operating scanners, cash registers, and other electronics.
– Accepting payments, ensuring all prices and quantities are accurate
and proving a receipt to every customer.
– Processing orders and resolving complaints.
YOU ARE HIGHLY ADVISED TO TAKE YOUR TIME AND READ THROUGH EVERY DETAIL
FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND INSTRUCTIONS:
Our induction for the selected applicants will start on Tuesday the 11th of
February 2020 at your nearest West Pack branch.
You are expected to be there on the start date at 9:00am with all your
important documents (I.D, certificates etc). After the induction you will
be located to work at any of our West Pack branches around South Africa.
Your salary will be R5000.00-R6500.00 CTC. Inclusive of provident fund
contribution and medical aid.
BACKGROUND CHECK FEES
Before the training date you are required to pay a fully REFUNDABLE FEE of
R250 between today and Friday the 7th of February for background checks to
ensure that you do not have any criminal records and that you are a legit
candidate, You will receive this back plus your travel expenses on the 11th
of February when you start employment.
SELECTED PAYMENT SERVICE OUTLET:
All verification payments are to be paid through any PepStores, PepCell or
PepHome retail shops nationwide via Pep Money Transfer Services.
HOW TO SEND YOUR verification FEES AT PEP:
Take your SA ID book or ID card and cell phone number to your nearest PEP
Stores The cashier will ask you to enter 4-digit pin number in store. This
is a number of your choice. *You are instructed to use your application
code (2020) as your transaction pin*, Please do not use any other pin. *Only
use your code = 2020*.The cashier will give you the cash slip containing
your withdrawal number and you are instructed to email us the Pep slip with
your I.D copy.
After the transfer, Please email the slip/receipt which contains the
10-digit voucher number as your proof of payment together with your I.D
You can only use the above e-mail address to send your proof of payment as
We advise you to use only the pin given to you. All deposits will be
withdrawn for assurance of validation and if we find any invalid/used
slips, Your application will be banned and the position will be given to
You should be prepared to receive a phone call from the H.R department
after we have received your payment, that will give you all the
confirmations and any other information you may require such as start
times, directions to your nearest branch and all you may want to know.
Please make sure you keep your cellphone ON.