Many graduates have suffered a great ordeal in the hands of fake scam companies who invites for interview and they end up wasting their times, marketing a fake drug, not only time also money and energy.
- Alot of graduates have ended up being a victim of so many ugly incidents due to this fake invites.
So I believe that if we are properly guided, we will not fall into the hands of these scammers.
Having said that, there are ways by which one can identify a fake or scam interview invitation and there fore avoid such waste of time and money. The good thing is that most of their messages come in the same format, so you will know its fake!
- 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.
- The message will say “interview/job briefing”: whatever job briefing means I don’t know!
- 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”.
- It will contain a phone number: this is the number of your referer. Most genuine companies don’t give phone numbers.
- You will see HR Admin in the message instead of company name
- If you call their number, they will be reluctant to give info on the company.
And please ignore those people sharing job flyers on the streets, 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.