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Don’t fall for scam ad offering thousands of jobs at Kenya’s Tuskys supermarkets

A post on the Facebook page “Jobs Available Today” claims it has thousands of jobs to offer at Tuskys, a Kenyan supermarket chain.

But it’s a scam.

The post links to a Google Form, which says the retailer is aiming to employ 3,540 people as cleaners, guards, technicians, receptionists, distributors, marketers and more. It claims the salaries range from KSh18,500 to KSh34,500.

Clues the ad is fake

Like other fake job ads, the qualification requirements are low, to net as many unsuspecting job seekers as possible. It says people only have to be 18 years and above, able to speak English, Kiswahili and a “local language”, and be “disciplined and ready” to work at Tuskys to apply. 

The real red flag is that applicants have to pay a “registration fee” of KSh470. Genuine job ads don’t ask people to pay a fee to be considered.

And most companies only post job ads on their websites, in the mainstream media or, sometimes, on their official social media pages.

‘Tuskys does not charge any fees’

Tuskys has posted a warning about fake job ads on its Facebook and Twitter accounts, saying it doesn’t ask job seekers for money.

“BEWARE!! Fake job alert posts purporting to be from Tuskys are in circulation both on social media and in form of google documents,” the warning reads.

“Tuskys does not charge anything in exchange for employment. Open posts are advertised through our official pages or BrighterMonday Kenya and applications done through” – Dancan Bwire


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