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Beware, fake poster for jobs at Uganda Revenue Authority

A poster advertising job opportunities at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was posted on Facebook in March 2022. 

The poster shows the logo of the URA and lists “vacant positions in all the Districts of Uganda”, including internships, clerical officers, office secretaries, data entry clerks and drivers. 

Applicants are warned they “are required to apply for a single position only” and “multiple applications shall lead to automatic disqualification”. 

The ad says job seekers should send their CV and cover letter to a Gmail email address, as well as forward their application to an Outlook email address, which is unusual for a large organisation or a genuine recruitment drive. 

So is this job ad genuine? We checked.

 

Fake poster, tax agency confirms

URA email addresses usually end with the official domain, ura.go.ug, as can be seen on the agency’s official website, and are not Gmail or Outlook addresses. So the emails listed in the job ad don’t appear to be genuine. 

We could not find the poster or the vacancies listed in the career section of the tax authority’s website. 

On 11 March the URA confirmed the poster was fake.

They posted a copy of the job ad and tweeted: “If you see this anywhere, disregard with utmost contempt. May you not be hoodwinked this year! Advise all your friends. Protect thek [sic] too from scammers.”

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