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A viral advert on social networks stating that the United Sates Agency For International Development (USAID) was seeking to recruit over 3,000 Kenyans this August is fake.

The post stated that the agency was recruiting Kenyans in all 47 counties as it seeks to expand its offices beginning this August with a Ksh2,500 daily stipend and Ksh3,500 for those who live in hardship areas.

“Before the expansion of offices which will commence from August 2022,we are looking for paid volunteers. Those who will be shortlisted for Jobs will be paid Ksh2500 per day and those in hardship areas will get Ksh3,500 per day to be paid everyday in the evening,” reads the fake alert. 

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The agency promised to retain potential recruits on permanent basis as it seeks to train 200 people per County based on first come first served basis.

The purported job opportunities included Data entry Clerks (1200 Vacancies), Accountants (300 Vacancies), Messengers (900 Vacancies), Receptionists and Secretaries (450 Vacancies), and Field officers (900 Vacancies).

Other fake vacancies are Drivers (1400 vacancies), Supervisors (400 Vacancies), Tea Girls (800 vacancies) and Field data collectors (600 Vacancies).

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Kenyans.co.ke ran a thorough fact check and established that Kenyans are being asked to make payments before applying. USAID has also distanced itself from the advert.

“Fake alert! Do not be fooled; this is not real. Please be advised that the mission DOES NOT solicit funds for job opportunities!” warned USAID.

A survey conducted by AFP Fact Check uncovered the various tricks online scammers are employing to rip off unsuspecting job seekers on the internet.

The survey showed that not only do these scammers attract Kenyans, but also prey on other desperate unemployed individuals across the continent, enticing them with lucrative job offers that are hard to resist.

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In addition, the scammers use the logos of reputable firms to increase their credibility and help clear doubt from those seeking employment.

AFP Fact Check noted that the fake job postings follow a similar pattern. They have short deadlines, promise high salaries, and frequently include a hyperlink to an external online platform requesting personal information.

In 2019, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) urged Kenyans to be keen and avoid transacting online with any organizations.

Fake job advert inviting over 3,000 Kenyans for USAID job openings

Fake job advert inviting over 3,000 Kenyans for USAID job openings

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