I have heard so many people complaining on their ordeal in the hands of fake scam companies who invite them for interview only to introduce them to fake drug marketing business.
These companies waste people's time, energy and T-fair going to such interviews, and also these scammers extort money from helpless job seekers thereby doubling their suffering.
Imagine a scammer extorting N10,000 from a graduate who have been unemployed for years, not to talk of the countless transport fare wasted going to such fruitless interviews or job chat as they usually call it.

Some people even borrow money to pay these sheep in wolves clothing, who promise them heaven on earth. Some will even tell you that you will make half a million within 1 month and stuff like that. If you're not careful enough, you will take a loan that you will not be able to repay thus causing yourself a huge embarrassment and losing trust from people which leave your mind restless. An unemployed person should have only himself to worry about, but having debts also can lead to depression and frustration sets in,which can make a man contemplate suicide or even theft.

So I believe that if we are properly guided, we will not fall victims of these scammers and save ourselves the mental breakdown that follows.
Having said that, there are ways by which one can easily spot a fake or scam interview invitation and therefore avoid such waste of time,energy and money. The good thing is that most of their messages come in the same format, so you will know its fake!

  • 1. The message does not bear a company name: 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.

  • 2. The message will say "interview/job briefing": whatever job briefing means I don't know!
  • 3. You will see a code or reference: something like "HR=0056" or "REF=002". This is an indication of the code number of the person who invited you to the "job briefing".
  • 4. It will contain a phone number: this is the number of your referer. Most genuine companies don't give phone numbers.
  • 5. You will see HR Admin in the message instead of company name
  • 6. If you call their number, they will be reluctant to give info on the company.

And please, ignore most people sharing job flyers on the streets,as 90% of them are scams, and those ones they 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.

Please if you have had any experiences in the hands of these scammers kindly share with us here so that others can learn and avoid them too. Thank you


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