No genuine company will hide its identity from you no matter how backward in technology they are. There are ways by which one can identify a fake or scam interview invitation and therefore avoid such waste of time and money. The good thing is that most of the messages come in the same format, so you will know it’s 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 referee. 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.
7. And pls, 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. Pls shine your eyes well well.
8. Many companies no longer use gmail or yahoomail to receive applications from prospective applicants but a corporate mail. Eg firstname.lastname@example.org. In this 21st century, any company that can’t afford a corporate email is probably a sham.
9. Those scam messages are very easy to spot especially the ones with grammatical error or silly phone numbers to call. I’ve gotten some text messages from Ryt telecom, Oneal welness and M.R.C. Immediately i get such messages, i delete them.
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