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Yet another scam offering fake jobs at Quickmart supermarkets in Kenya

Job scams using the name of Kenya’s Quickmart supermarkets are again popping up on Facebook in February 2022.

A message posted on a public Facebook group page with over 146,000 followers, and elsewhere on the platform, offers a range of positions at the retail chain.

It reads: “JOB VACANCY IN A QUICKMART SUPERMARKET ATTENDANTS, CASHIERS, CLEANERS, DRIVERS, SECURITY GUARD, STOOKEPER, PACKAGERS AND PACKERS ARE URGENTLY REQUIRED SERIOUS WORKERS, FOR INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS KINDLY WHATSAPP 0724902333.”

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‘Stay alert, don’t be fooled’

The message’s poor spelling and grammar is the first sign that it’s a scam.

To be sure, Africa Check messaged Quickmart Kenya via its official, verified Facebook page, asking if the ad was legitimate.

“Please disregard any job related posts that are not on the Quickmart website or our official social media pages,” they responded. “Any job openings shall be announced on our social media pages and website. Stay alert, don't be fooled.” 

The verified page does not advertise any of the jobs in the scam message.

See Africa Check’s guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them.

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