The Public Service Commission (PSC) has advised Kenyans not to fall into the trap of unscrupulous people who are advertising fake jobs.
According to Nairobi News, an advert has been circulating on social media, and it advises job seekers to pay a non-refundable fee in order to be recruited.
“The Public Service Commission dissociates itself from an ongoing jobs recruitment exercise whose advert is currently circulating on social media purporting to be from the Commission,” read part of the statement released by PSC.
PRESS STATEMENT ON FAKE JOBS RECRUITMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The Public Service Commission dissociates itself from an ongoing jobs
recruitment exercise whose advert is currently circulating on social media
purporting to be from the Commission.https://t.co/0Ldo8DObpj
— PSC (@PSCKenya) May 1, 2019
The commission advised those seeking public service jobs to always check its website to confirm the validity of the adverts before engaging further.
The fake job advert had required applicants to provide their academic certificates, ID and passport size photo among other documents.
“We wish to caution Kenyans against falling into the trap of unscrupulous people who have devised this scheme with the sole intention to con them,” PSC said in a statement on Wednesday (01.05.19). “Already, the Commission has received complaints of Kenyans who have been duped with the promise of what are clearly non-existent jobs.”
The Public Service Commission said it does not require applicants to pay money through mobile platforms or any other methods in order to be considered for advertised job opportunities.
Applicants were to pay Sh2,700 for a “medical assessment” which the cons claimed was a subsidized rate with the government paying the Sh2,7000 balance.