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Beware of fake Coca-Cola Kenya page advertising jobs on Facebook

A Facebook page has posted a number of fake job advertisements that it claims are for the Coca-Cola beverage company.

The posts, published on the Coca-Cola Jobs Kenya Facebook page, claim the company has more than 5,000 open positions in Kenya. They say: “We are planning to open at least 5 distribution depots per COUNTY across the Country and therefore we are urgently in need of new employees who will join the company for a 5 year contract.”

The posts claim that the company is recruiting 1,650 cleaners and guards, 1,400 technicians and 470 receptionists, among others. Salaries are apparently set at “Ksh 28,000 above for junior staff and Ksh 48,000 for senior Staff”.

We checked if the claims on the page were true.



Owner details concealed


The website listed on the Facebook page is not a website affiliated to the Coca-Cola company. An archived version of the home page shows it is a freelancer job site that is no longer online.

A Whois search of the site https://rushfreelancers.online shows that details about the owner of the website are concealed using Whoisguard, a domain privacy service based in Panama. This is suspicious and would be unlikely if the job ads were genuine.

Africa Check reached out to Coca-Cola through the company’s official Africa Facebook page, which can be reached from the official Coca-Cola Kenya website. The company confirmed that the “Coca-Cola Jobs Kenya” page was not genuine.

“We are aware of the fake job vacancies being advertised on various social media and digital platforms. Kindly note that you will never be asked to pay to apply for any of our vacancies. Please be advised that the only way you can apply for vacancies is through the Coca-Cola Africa career pages,” the company said. 

Africa Check has previously debunked false job adverts and Coca-Cola itself has warned about recruitment scams in different parts of the world. Read our detailed guide on how to identify job scams for further useful information. – Vincent Ng’ethe




 

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