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Scam alert! No, KPMG not advertising graduate trainee programme on Facebook in Nigeria

APPLY: KPMG Graduate Trainee Programme 2022, begins a message circulating on Facebook and WhatsApp in Nigeria.

KPMG is a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services.

“Requirements: Bachelor's Degree or HND • Zero (0) years of Experience. Deadline: April 15, 2022,” it reads.

The message ends with a note encouraging people to post the opportunity on other group pages before the deadline.

It includes a link to a website where people can supposedly apply for the programme.

But is the advert authentic?

KPMG scam message

KPMG Nigeria issues warning

On 11 April KPMG Nigeria took to Facebook and Twitter to warn that the advert was fake.

It has come to our notice that FAKE job adverts are being circulated across various social media platforms and the internet by imposters masked as KPMG Nigeria,” it wrote

“Please be aware that we only post jobs on our website, executive search portal (for our clients) and on our official social media handles, and will not be held accountable for any consequences thereof.”

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