Author: bizzyetu

Jobless Scam Alert in Kenya

Job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters into handing over your money by using assuring of ‘guaranteed’ way to make fast money or a high-paying process for little attempt.

How does this rip-off Work?

Take an example of Hassan who had recently graduated with first class honors in Business Economics and was looking a well paying job.  His first stop was at jobless corners and quickly checking for the number indicated on jobs column that suited his qualifications.  Upon ringing the number the answer was he needed to report to a certain office in town to present his papers.

The receptionist seemed very polite and willing to help Hassan who he asked to call his boss since he was out of the office.

Long story short is Hassan unfortunately was among the many candidates who had applied for the same position and needed to pay a registration fee of Kshs. 1000.

A few months later nothing was forth coming and he resorted to getting his money back through taking legal action through Muriithi and Ndonye Associates so he could teach these conmen a lesson, unlike many such cases of the innocent that ignore and do nothing.

Scammer Tricks Exposed:-

The scammer contacts you by means of electronic mail, letter or cellphone and gives you a job that requires very little effort for excessive returns, or a guaranteed manner to make money quickly. you could even stumble upon fake job possibilities on classified ad websites.

The task on provide may additionally require you to do something simple which include stuffing envelopes or assembling a product using substances that you have to buy from the ‘employer’. to accept the task you will be requested to pay for a starter kit or substances relevant to the activity or scheme.

If you pay the rate you may no longer receive anything or what you do obtain isn’t always what you predicted or were promised.  For instance, as opposed to a ‘business plan’, you’ll be sent commands for how to get different humans to enroll in the equal scheme.

Upon finishing of your work, the scammer will refuse to pay you for some or all your works, the usage of excuses consisting of the work no longer being up to the required trendy.

Every other sort of activity possibility scam asks you to apply your financial institution account to receive and pass on payments for a foreign corporation. The scammers promise you a percent commission for every price you pass on.

If you offer your account info the scammer may additionally use them to reuse to borrow your cash or devote other fraudulent activities.

Here are the warning signs

*You stumble upon an advertisement or acquire an email, letter or smartphone call offering you a assured income or process
*The message may additionally claim plenty of cash can be made with little attempt the use of your non-public computer, or guarantee large returns.
*The message isn’t always addressed to you personally.
*The message asks you to offer non-public info or a rate for more records about the process or begin-up substances.
*The message does no longer have a street deal with, simplest a submit office container or an e-mail address.
*You’re asked to switch cash on behalf of someone else

Protect yourself

Be suspicious of unsolicited ‘do business from home’ opportunities or activity gives, in particular those who provide a ‘assured earnings’ or require you to pay an prematurely price.

If the task involves making or selling a certain form of product or service, discover if there may be really a marketplace for it.

Ask for references from other human beings who have accomplished the work or used the product, and make the effort to speak to these humans.

Do not address an company or employer that doesn’t have a road address, they can be difficult to contact or trace in a while


Any association with a stranger that asks for up-the front payment through cash order, cord transfer, global price range transfer, pre-loaded card or electronic forex. it is rare to recover money despatched this way.


Comply with transfer money for a person else – this is cash laundering and it’s miles illegal.

In conclusion Hassan’s case was lesson to all jobless persons that they should not pay any fee to get a job.