IN SHORT: The Kenya Revenue Authority is advising the public to visit its official website and social media platforms for vacancies. And if a fee is required during the application process, know that it’s a scam.
But is the link legit and is KRA hiring? We checked.
Signs of scam
Africa Check attempted to open the link to the website – surveyheart.com – but both Chrome and Firefox browsers immediately warned that it was deceptive.
We took the risk – not recommended – and scoured the site to explore how the application process works. It asked us for our personal details like name, cell phone number, email address and ID number.
The website then asked us to deposit KSh350 as “registration fee” and warned that the application would only be approved on receiving payment.
Asking for a fee is a clear sign that the website is being run by scammers as it's extremely unlikely that the government would ask for money from applicants.
The website also doesn’t say which positions are being advertised or give a deadline for applications. This is uncharacteristic of a professional advert.
‘We do not charge for job applications’ says KRA
The advert is a scam.
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