According to a report published on Vanguard Newspaper in 2016, about 80 percent of the jobs advertised online are fake vacancies. In 2021… It’s worse.
From GNLD to outright “fake companies” springing out all over the internet, you have to be very careful if you are job hunting. The sad story of Miss Iniobong Umoren which went viral on Social media was heart wrenching as it was heartbreaking. This is why you and I owe it to each other to be very careful about so-called “job opportunities” online.
The internet is such a porous place that many fraudsters prey on unsuspecting jobseekers promising them jobs that don’t exist and because of the economic situation in the country, a lot of people fall for it… Why won’t we?
With very little job opportunities in the country. As Job seekers you sometimes have little to no choice on the type of “employment” opportunity to say yes to.
One can be a little careless and desperate about which job site to patronize, or opportunities to consider causing them to fall into the wrong hands. Job scammers have caused a lot of hardship and pain to job seekers as a result. it’s as if they’re out on a mission to compound the suffering of the average Nigerian Job seekers by duping them or worse…taking their lives.
These are some safety precautions you should consider.
We hope that this can help keep you safe while you’re out there looking for ways to earn your daily bread.
10 Ways to protect yourself while Job Hunting
If you or anyone you know have been scammed before, report it to the police or make a post on any forum where others can learn from this.. It is up to you and me to put these suckers and evil doers out of business and keep looking out for one another.