Beware of scammers, Edo Business commissioner pleads with job seekers

Former Edo State Commissioner of Business, Trade, and Cooperatives


The Edo State Commissioner of Business, Trade, and Cooperatives, Hon. Afie Braimoh has sounded a note of caution to desperate job seekers to be wary of the antics of scammers who may take advantage of their plight to exploit them

Hon. Braimoh made the passionate plea in a press statement made available to the press.

The commissioner’s advice might not be unconnected with the series of complaints in recent times concerning the nefarious activities of scammers who have been accused of extorting job seekers on the false premise of aiding them to secure jobs.

Recall the honorable commissioner has in recent times increased the tempo of her public engagements with the youths to teach them the virtues of self-reliance and the formal procedures to follow in seeking either government or corporate jobs without falling prey to the corrupt and evil tendencies of the job syndicates

Hon. Braimoh, showing clear empathy with the plight of youths, advised them to first conduct due diligence on the profile of the company where they are seeking to be employed.

She also warned them to be wary of any request for payment, adding it is one of the ploys often used by the scammers to fleece them of their hard-earned money, stating that at the end of the day, the promised jobs are still not delivered.

She said, “If you must pay to apply, ensure you get receipt and do not go anywhere without first verifying the information. Do not lose your life or money because you are seeking for “.

In continuation of security checks,she urged applicants to as much as possible always attend a job interviews with a friend or family members and to sure that the address of the organization is verifiable.

The commissioner encouraged job seekers to ensure in case of emergency to endeavor to call the ministry whistleblower hotline .

According to her, one of the best ways to verify the authenticity of a job opening is to check the company’s website and social media page, emails as well as the contact phone numbers put out by the recruiting company.

“Job seekers can even go the extra mile of engaging any official of the company using the phone numbers provided to authenticate the veracity or otherwise of the job advertisement”, she added.

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