Job Scam Alert: Police cautions job seekers to be mindful of fraudulent activities

Source The Ghana Report/Gloria KAFUI Ahiable

Ghana Police Service has cautioned the general public to be mindful of fake online recruitment agencies offering employment opportunities to unsuspecting job seekers.

According to the police, these fraudsters believed to be present in Burkina Faso and other West African countries, have devised foul means of taking undue advantage of unsuspecting job seekers.

The Head of Public Affairs of the Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police, David Eklu, in a signed statement noted that “through intelligence sharing with counterparts in West Africa and beyond, the activities of a group believed to be perpetuating employment-related scam in Burkina Faso has been uncovered.”

However, the fear is that these scammers might relocate their unlawful operations to other countries including Ghana.

The statement goes further to explain that these recruitment fraudsters usually post advertisements on social media about employment opportunities in various West African countries targeting online job applicants.

The scammers then request applicants to provide relevant documents and an undisclosed amount of money meant to cover expenses to be incurred during the training of the job seekers.

The Police administration has, therefore, cautioned the general public especially job seekers to be very circumspect and also seek professional advice on the authenticity of such job offers.

Below is the statement from the GPS

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