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No, Amazon still not recruiting agents across Nigeria

An ad posted on Facebook in April 2021 claims US multinational tech company Amazon is recruiting agents across Nigeria.

“Amazon agents are urgently needed in each state of the federation. You work from home and get daily earnings from 5,000 naira to 50,000 naira, no qualifications needed,” reads the text of the post

The post includes four photos and a Nigerian MTN phone number. It was shared in a public Facebook group with over 229,000 members and in another group with over 89,000 members.

But is Amazon really recruiting in Nigeria? We checked.

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‘It’s a scam’ 

A search of the Amazon jobs website using keywords contained in the post yielded no results. And Nigeria is not included in a list of locations where Amazon is hiring.

Africa Check debunked a similar claim in February.

“This is in fact a scam and one we have seen in other countries,” Sthe Shabangu, the company’s public relations manager for sub-Saharan Africa, told Africa Check.

‘We’re taking down sites with fake Amazon job ads’

Shabangu explained that the company actively investigates employment scams that are reported to it.

“We actively investigate reported employment scams, and as a result, dozens of fraudulent recruiting websites have been taken down,” she said.

She encouraged people to report fraudulent sources offering jobs on behalf of Amazon.

For more on how to avoid being duped on Facebook, see our guide on how to spot job scams.

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