“WE ARE HIRING!! Following the recent completion and opening of Emara Ole-sereni we are urgently hiring staff to fill various positions at the Hotel,” reads the page’s most recent post.
It then links to “our website” – in reality a Google blog site – where job seekers can supposedly get “more information on vacancies and how to apply”. A form on the site asks people to supply personal information – their name, email address and phone number. They are then told that “someone will be contacting you shortly”.
The fake Facebook page – with the handle @Ole-Sereni-Hotel-101211701727050 – was only created on 4 September 2020, and has about 580 followers.
‘Ignore fake employment adverts’
On 7 September Ole-Sereni posted a screenshot of the fake job ad on its Facebook page, stamped “fake employment advert”.
“Ole-Sereni Hotel urges the public to ignore fake employment adverts being circulated by imposters,” the post reads. “All job vacancies are advertised on www.ole-sereni.com and national dailies where applicable. Please note that Ole-Sereni does not require applicants to pay fees during the recruitment processes.” – Grace Gichuhi
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