There is “massive job recruitment ... with over 5,000 vacancies available” in all of the country’s 47 counties, the post says.
“Those who will be shortlisted for jobs will be paid Sh2,500 per day and those in hardship areas will get Sh3,500 per day to be paid every day in the evening,” it claims.
And “those who will have done excellent work will be retained on a permanent basis”.
But the link in the post doesn’t go to the real USAid website. That’s one sign of a scam.
Another sign is that the job ad asks applicants to pay a KSh350 “registration fee”.
In December 2019 and January 2019 alone, Africa Check exposed four scam ads that tried to con people into paying KSh350 to apply for jobs that didn’t exist.
Is this another scam? Yes – and USAid confirms it.
‘Don’t get caught by fraudsters’
On 20 January, USAid Kenya posted the ad on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts, with “FRAUD” stamped across it.
“They are at it again,” the agency warned. “Don’t get caught by fraudsters!! We never ask for money when you apply for a job. STOP. REFLECT. VERIFY. Spread the word.” – Dancan Bwire
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