I have seen numerous individual job seekers complaining and lamenting their ordeal within the hands of faux scam companies who invite people for interview only to introduce them to fake drug marketing business.
I’m doing this not only because these companies waste people’s time, energy and T-fair getting to such interviews, but also because most of those scammers extort money from hapless job seekers thereby making their suffering times two.
How They Operate
Imagine a scammer extorting funds up to N10,500 from a graduate who are unemployed for years, to not talk about the transport fare wasted getting to such fruitless interviews or job chat as they typically call it.
Some people even borrow money to pay these job scam sheeps in wolves clothing, who promise them heaven on earth. Some will tell you that you simply will make half a million within 1 month and every one that. If you are not careful, you’ll take a loan that you simply won’t be ready to repay thus causing embarrassment and lack of remainder of mind. An non-worker should have only himself to stress about, not having debts also.
Hence, I suggest that if one is properly guided, we’ll not fall under the hands of those job and interview scammers.
Steps To Identifying a Scam Job Invitation
Having said that, there are ways by which one can identify a fake or scam interview invitation and therefore avoid such waste of your time and money. the great thing is that the majority of their messages are available an equivalent format, so you’ll know its fake!
1. The message doesn’t bear a corporation name: most of those scammers won’t include their names on the message you’ll receive. All you’ll see are the address, the time and date and a telephone number. a real company won’t hide its identity from a possible employee.
2. The message will say “interview/job briefing”: whatever job briefing means i do not know!
3. you’ll see a code or reference: something like “HR=0056” or “REF=002”. this is often a sign of the code number of the one that invited you to the “job briefing”.
4. it’ll contain a phone number: this is often the amount of your referrer. Most genuine companies don’t give phone numbers.
5. you’ll see HR Admin within the message rather than name
6. If you call their number, they’re going to be reluctant to offer info on the corporate .
And please, ignore those people sharing job flyers on the streets, and people ones they paste on walls. Those are scammers and a few ritualists too. And also most of those so called agencies are avenues for duping unsuspecting job seekers. Please shine your eyes very well.
I will post the names of a number of these fake companies/ agencies later.
Please if you’ve got any experiences in the hands of those scammers kindly share it here in the comments section below, in order that others can learn and avoid them too. Thank you