You won’t know how to spot a SCAM Job Interview in Nigeria, if you’re not smart, most of the scammers are now devising new ways to up their game.
So many young Nigerians eager to get a decent paying Job have been protesting and regretting their torment and test in the hands of fictitious, fraudulent, bogus and scam companies who invite people for interview only to introduce them to fake and spurious drug marketing business.
These useless companies raises people’s hope and at the end, you’ll find out that it’s all waste of time, energy and transport fair going to such interviews.
Most of these scammers also extort money from unsuspecting job seekers thereby elongating their suffering.
It really feels awful for a scammer to extort lots of money from a graduate who have been unemployed for years after going for the compulsory one year NYSC.
Most graduates going to jobs like this, even borrow money to pay these criminals, who promise them that this is the last bus stop.
Some of the anchor of the fake Jobs will even tell you that you will make half a million within a month of joining.
If you’re not very careful, you will take a loan that you will not be able to repay thus causing you embarrassment, restlessness and lack of rest of mind.
An unemployed graduate should have only himself to worry about, not having debts that he couldn’t repay.
How to spot a Scam Job Interview in Nigeria
1. The scam message, usually says “interview/job briefing”: wholeheartedly, this is really meaningless, be careful!
2. Lack of company name in message: most of these scammers won’t include their names on the message you will receive. All you will see are the address, the time and date and a phone number. A genuine company will not hide its identity from a potential employee.
3. Weird Message content: You will see HR Admin in the message instead of the company name.
4. You might see a code or reference: something like “HR=7869” or “REF=009”. This is a code number of the person who invited you to the “job briefing”.
5. Usually contains a phone number: This is really the number of your referer. Most genuine companies don’t give out their phone numbers to job seekers.
6. Hidden Agenda: If you call their number, they will be reluctant to give info on the company.
Also try to ignore those set of people sharing job flyers on the streets, and those ones they usually paste on walls. Those are scammers and some ritualists too. And also most of these so called agencies are avenues for duping unsuspecting job seekers.
Nigeria is a country filled with up to 200 million people and millions of scammers nationwide, that are always ready to pounce on a newbie and dismantle them. Be very careful out there.
This is Nigeria.