“Quickmart supermarket jobs vacancies now available in all our branches countrywide, Apply now,” the page posted on 14 August 2020. “To submit your formal Quickmart job application form, kindly click this link ... ”
The link goes to a Google Form instead of an official website – the first clear sign of a scam.
The procedure of application asks the job seeker to complete the application form then send a registration fee of KSh200 to “Mrs. Maureen Wangari”. This is another sign of a scam.
How to spot scams
This is not the first time Quickmart has been targeted by scammers.
Quickmart previously told Africa Check in a direct message on Twitter that only “official channels not including social media will be utilised to advertise any job openings in future”.
They added: “Our official social media across all platforms is @quickmartkenya.”
The official Quickmart Facebook page does not carry any post that links to a Google Form or asks job seekers for money.
To protect yourself against scams, read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them. – Grace Gichuhi
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