Back to Africa Check

Naivas supermarket jobs? Another fake Facebook page

A Facebook page “Naivas Supermarket Jobs” has been advertising vacancies at Naivas supermarket, a supermarket chain in Kenya.

Ads have been posted repeatedly since the page was created in 2019.

All link to a Google Form, advertising thousands of open jobs at the supermarket chain. The supermarket has denied their existence.

Africa Check checked one of the posts on the page in May 2020 and found it to be fake. The rest are too.

Clues page and ads fake

The Google Form gives suspiciously low requirements for those wishing to apply. Applicants must be 18 or older, know a local dialect and be ready to work at the supermarket, while salaries are said to start at KSh18,500.

We also discovered that the deadlines for applications keep shifting to later dates, as new posts are published linking to the same form. 

The form also asks applicants to pay KSh500 as a “registration fee”. This is a clear indicator that the page is a scam.

Naivas supermarket has an official Facebook page. It was created on 19 August 2010 and has more than 120,000 followers. 

But the jobs page was created on 16 April 2019 and has only about 2,000 followers. This is another hint that it isn’t legitimate. 

To protect yourself against scams, read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them. Report any suspicious Facebook posts by clicking “report post” on the top right of any post. – Dancan Bwire


For publishers: what to do if your post is rated false

A fact-checker has rated your Facebook or Instagram post as “false”. What should you do? First, don't delete!

Click on our guide for the steps you should follow.

Publishers guide

Africa Check teams up with Facebook

Africa Check is a partner in Facebook’s third-party fact-checking programme to help stop the spread of false information on social media.

The content we rate as “false” will be downgraded on Facebook and Instagram. This means fewer people will see it.

You can also help identify false information on Facebook. This guide explains how.

Further Reading

Add new comment

Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
limit: 600 characters