I’ve seen a lot of people complain and bemoan their ordeal at the hands of fake scam companies that invite people for interviews only to introduce them to a bogus drug marketing business.
I’m doing this not only because these companies waste people’s time, energy, and T-fair by sending them to such interviews, but also because most of these scammers extort money from unsuspecting job seekers, doubling their misery.
Consider a scammer extorting #10,500 from a graduate who has been unemployed for years, not to mention the money spent on transportation to such fruitless interviews, or job chat as they are commonly referred to.
Some even borrow money to pay these wolves in sheep’s clothing who promise them heaven on earth. Some will tell you that you can make a half-million dollars in a month and so on. If you are not cautious, you may take out a loan that you will be unable to repay, resulting in embarrassment and a lack of peace of mind. An unemployed person should only be concerned with himself, not with debts.
So, if we are properly guided, I believe we will not fall into the hands of these con artists.
Having said that, there are ways to identify a fake or scam interview invitation and thus avoid wasting time and money. The good news is that most of their messages follow the same format, so you’ll know it’s a forgery!
1. There is no company name on the message: Most of these scammers will not include their names on the message you will receive. The only information displayed is the address, the time and date, and a phone number. A legitimate company will not conceal its identity from a prospective employee.
2. The message will say “interview/job briefing”: I have no idea what that means!
3. Look for a code or reference, such as “HR=0056” or “REF=002”. The code number of the person who invited you to the “job briefing” is indicated here.
4. It will include a phone number: this is the number provided by your referrer. Most legitimate businesses do not provide phone numbers.
5. Instead of the company name, you will see HR Admin in the message.
6. If you call their number, they will be hesitant to provide information about the company.
Please disregard those who distribute job flyers on the streets and those who paste them on walls. These are scammers, as well as some ritualists. Furthermore, the majority of these so-called agencies are swindling unsuspecting job seekers. Please shine your eyes brightly.