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World Vision Kenya warns public about fake Facebook jobs scam

Global charity World Vision is the latest target of imposters trying to con job seekers out of money.

A fake Facebook page titled World Vision has posted a series of job ads for “mass recruitment” in Uganda and Kenya.

The page was created recently, on 17 March 2019, and has fewer than 200 followers. Its header describes the page as “World Vision Jobs”.

All the ads link to an application on Google Forms headed “URGENT MASS RECRUITMENT BY WORLD VISION KENYA”.



‘Pay KSh350 application fee’


The application form says World Vision is planning to set up more regional offices and branches in all of Kenya’s 47 counties from the beginning of April.

It claims thousands of jobs are available to staff these branches.

But there’s a catch.

Job-seekers first have to pay KSh350. The money will be “used to print out your badge/job ID” and “only applicants who have paid registration fee will be considered”.

The job ads have attracted hundreds of comments and shares.

Africa Check has recently debunked several job scams that asked unemployed people in Kenya to pay a KSh350 application fee.

They include fake recruitment ads for local retailers Naivas, Tuskys and Choppies Kenya and public institutions such as the Kenya Revenue Authority and Huduma Kenya.

World Vision Kenya warns of fraud


The ad was not posted on the official Facebook page of World Vision Kenya (@worldvisionkenya), which has 18,000 followers.

World Vision Kenya has warned the public against falling for false job ads, on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts.



“It has come to our attention that several agencies or persons, are claiming to be acting on World Vision's behalf in recruiting or facilitating the recruitment of personnel,” the warning reads.

“World Vision does not and will never solicit money for any part of its recruitment processes including shortlisting, interview, background, and/or medical check-ups.

“World Vision will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.”

It said people looking to work at World Vision should visit https://careers.wvi.org for genuine job opportunities.  – Dancan Bwire (26/03/2019)




 

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