Numerous Nigerians are complaining and lamenting their ordeal within the hands of faux scam companies who invite people for interviews only to introduce them to a fake drug marketing business.
This article is published not only because these companies waste people’s time, energy, and T-fare getting to such interviews, but also because most of those scammers extort money from hapless job seekers thereby making their suffering times two.
Imagine a scammer extorting #10,500 from a graduate who is 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 sheep in wolf’s clothing, who promise them heaven on earth. Some will tell you that you simply will make half 1,000,000 within 1 month and everyone 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. A nonworker should have only himself to stress about, not having debts also.
So I think that if we are properly guided, we’ll not fall under the hands of those scammers.
Having said that, there are ways by which one can identify a fake or scam interview invitation and therefore avoid such a 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. Pls, shine your eyes well well.
If you’ve got any experiences within the hands of those scammers kindly share it here so that others can learn and avoid them too. Thank you