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Facebook page advertising Tuskys supermarket jobs is fake

A Facebook page has been advertising jobs at Tuskys supermarkets for some time.

It uses the name “Tuskys supermarket page” and copies posts from Tuskys’ official Facebook page, “Tuskys Supermarkets”.

Tuskys is a leading supermarket chain in Kenya and Uganda.

Perhaps to convince the public that it is legitimate, the suspect page has even posted a warning against fraudsters, copied from the official page.

Shifting from the usual Google Form often used by fake job scams, the page also advertises jobs. But they’re still fake.



No links to official accounts or website


The page was created on 19 July 2019, while the official page of the supermarket chain was created on 28 February 2012.

It has only 1,220 followers while the official page has over 187,000 followers.

And the mobile numbers listed on the page for more information are not listed on the Tuskys website.

No vacancies


At the time the advert was posted, the career section of the Tuskys website clearly indicated that the company had no vacancies.

The supermarket chain has previously announced all official jobs ads are posted at careers.tuskys.com and through official platforms such as Tuskys Supermarkets.

It has also insisted that no fees are charged at any stage of its recruitment processes. This is often a sign that a job listing is a scam. 

See Africa Check’s guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them to find out more. – Dancan Bwire




 

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