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‘Beware of fraudsters’ – Naivas job ad on Facebook fake

A post on Facebook claims that Naivas, a Kenyan supermarket chain, is recruiting urgently.

The post, by the page “Naivas Supermarket Jobs”, shares a Google form where applications are to be made. 

The form lists hundreds of open positions, including for cleaners, guards, salespersons and marketers.

The qualifications for all are suspiciously simple: being conversant with “local dialect”, over 18 years, and “disciplined and ready to work at Naivas Supermarket Stores”. 

It wouldn’t be the first time Naivas was targeted by a fake job ad. But is this ad genuine?



Clues ad fake


Even more suspicious is that there is no mention of the open positions on Naivas’s official Facebook page. And this official page has over 113,000 followers, whereas the page the ad is posted on has only just over 1,000 followers.

Also, the job offers do not come for free. Applicants are instructed to pay a registration fee of KSh500, through a mobile number. Requests for payment during job recruitment are a red flag.

Africa Check contacted Naivas through Twitter to verify the ad. They confirmed it was fake and told us: “Beware of fraudsters.” – Dancan Bwire




 

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