Friday, April 15, 2011

Beware of fake job offers from Nigeria

A warning has been issued by the Indian high commission in Nigeria regarding the increasing number of cases of Indians being duped by Nigerians.  Many false promises like job offers are given to the Indians. The Indian high commission has cautioned its citizens to ignore such proposals. All this has been published in a notice published on the website of Indian high commission.

The notice further says, "Now few jobs are available in schools, universities, hotels, banks, hospitals for doctors, nurses and laboratory technicians and in the oil industry. Unfortunately, many scam job offers are floating around purportedly for Nigeria or other nearby countries to extract money in the name of visa fees, permit and even deposit or charges for opening a salary account.”

If there are genuine jobs then the selections are made only after a personal interview in India which is taken either by the employer or through reputed consultants/recruiting agents. In such cases, authorization is sent by the employers only.
Visa fees and air ticket is paid by the employer. The high commission again warned prospective applicants not to pay visa fees or tickets even if they are promised refund.  The notice has also warned, "Also visa or residence permit cannot be prepared in Nigeria and sent to you.”

Online job offer received based on data registered with job sites should also not be taken as valid until a proper enquiry is conducted and without routine interviews. 

One should also not give information regarding bank accounts and personal details. No payment should be made for services relating to job offers and visas.
A warning about scams has also been issued which happen in the name of tender, order and enquiry for supply of various goods and services floating around, often for huge quantities and value to lure the inexperienced exporters.

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