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Another scam offering fake jobs at Naivas supermarkets in Kenya

Yet another Facebook post is trying to scam people by offering bogus jobs at Naivas supermarkets in Kenya. 

The message was posted on a public Facebook group page with more than 100,000 followers, and elsewhere on the platform. It offers a range of positions at the retail chain.

It reads: “JOB VACANCY IN NAIVAS SUPERMARKET NAIROBI, MACHAKOS, AND THIKA, cashier, Attendants, Drivers, loaders, packagers & packers, Cleaners and stores keepers, URGENTLY NEEDED, SALARY 20K_26K PER MONTH, whattapp/call 0703808913.”

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‘We don’t advertise vacancies on social media’

The message’s poor spelling and grammar is the first sign that it’s a scam.

Africa Check asked Naivas if it was legit. “We don’t advertise vacancies on social media,” they responded.

The verified Naivas Facebook page does not advertise any of the jobs in the scam message.

To help protect yourself against online scams, see Africa Check’s guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them.

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