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How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Articlewritter(m): 6:29pm On Oct 13, 2017
I have seen so many Nairalanders complaining and lamenting their ordeal in the hands of fake scam companies who invite people for interview only to introduce them to fake drug marketing business.
I'm doing this not only because these companies waste people's time, energy and T-fair going to such interviews, but also because most of these scammers extort money from hapless job seekers thereby making their suffering times two.
Imagine a scammer extorting #10,500 from a graduate who have been unemployed for years, not to talk of the transport fare wasted going to such fruitless interviews or job chat as they usually call it.
Some people even borrow money to pay these sheep in wolves clothing, who promise them heaven on earth. Some will tell you that you will make half a million within 1 month and all that. If you're not careful, you will take a loan that you will not be able to repay thus causing embarrassment and lack of rest of mind. An unemployed person should have only himself to worry about, not having debts also.

So I believe that if we are properly guided, we will not fall into the hands of these scammers.
Having said that, there are ways by which one can identify a fake or scam interview invitation and there fore avoid such waste of time and money. The good thing is that most of their messages come in the same format, so you will know its 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 referer. 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.


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.
I will post the names of some of these fake companies/ agencies later.

Pls if you have any experiences inthe hands of these scammers kindly share it here so that others can learn and avoid them too. Thank you

Cheers!

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Magnifico2000: 6:38pm On Oct 13, 2017
Let me clear this place first.

Modified: i knew this was going to make front page. Now i can build anything here. I am always cautious of the interview test before going for the interview. Svammers are everywhere. That was how some1 sent a test related to the one above and told me to send money b4 i can get d job after calling him.

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by kernniejay(m): 10:18pm On Oct 13, 2017
Thanks for this insight. I have attended hundreds of such interviews before, they would tell you about Dangote, Otedola, Otunba Gadafi (mobile toilet) etc. In such their chats they roll out their dos and donts such as, you must never answer a phone call, you cannot take an excuse to ease yourself at the restroom, no side talk, no getting up to do anything, infact once you enter their so called interview room, to get out is by stubborn determination. At the end of the day, they tell you to come and register with certain amount of money and become their "drug dealer". Pls shine your eyes. The OP has already given you most of their common gimmicks like the HR stuff, Ref code and their usual "Job briefing" line.

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Articlewritter(m): 7:30am On Oct 14, 2017
grin cheesy cheesy grin cheesy grin

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by pooja01(f): 7:31am On Oct 14, 2017
shocked shocked

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by DanielsParker(m): 8:07am On Oct 14, 2017
ok.

the signs are glaring. one doesn't need to be told

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by sureheaven(m): 8:07am On Oct 14, 2017
Thank U the writer

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by miarhpe: 8:07am On Oct 14, 2017
There is one in Alhaji Kareem street agindigbi, where they worship the guy as lord, he shows fake tellers of transactions, tell me the business model NO!

I knew it was serious hustle when they from #20,000 they collected #200 from me as commitment pending when I bring the balance. Shook my head and assumed I gave out airtimeu

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by leonard002(m): 8:08am On Oct 14, 2017
Good tips. Gracias

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Khonvicted(m): 8:08am On Oct 14, 2017
Copied !!
Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Oildichotomy(m): 8:08am On Oct 14, 2017
This is another of those job advice again

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by dingbang(m): 8:09am On Oct 14, 2017
Nice one

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by temitemi1(m): 8:09am On Oct 14, 2017
noted!

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Mustiboy(m): 8:09am On Oct 14, 2017
jobless graduates out there. this is for you. and please don't say you're too big for this, because you can be making at least 20k a month for a start from this business.
look for any outskirt around you that you know is usually busy. get a table, some firewood, groundnut oil and other things you'll need and start frying puff puff, yam and akara. if God so wants it, you can be making about 40k by the time people start patronizing you very well.
isn't this better than subscribing on MTN and wasting your time online to come and check how many of Davido's friends have died?

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Dracoe(m): 8:11am On Oct 14, 2017
I received a message to come for an interview today,which I think is most probably a scam.
I really don't know which organization grants interviews on Saturdays lipsrsealed,and I can't go and waste the little money I have for T fare. angry

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by KenModi(m): 8:12am On Oct 14, 2017
OP, more oil to ur engine.

Good writeup

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by olorunthobby(f): 8:13am On Oct 14, 2017
eg. GNLD Neo life Int'l Company (Head Office) Gbagada.
For the newbies: From Oshodi, enter iyana-iworo, drop at Charley Boy bus stop. walk down to multi links company. ask for neo-life company.
....
Jakande Address: Jakande first gate, enter new road, walk down to the church.
...
Ajah address: Drop at Ajah market, enter keke to kekere bus stop. and call the person to take u to the church for circle meeting!
...
Very useless people.. I wish I have shikau number to bomb that their company at Gbagada!
Don't Get Scammed! Shine Your Eyes, Open Your Brains.. My Brother, My Sister.. Na Lagos You Dey!

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by davit: 8:14am On Oct 14, 2017
Have a look at the sample:

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Ruggedpen: 8:17am On Oct 14, 2017
The worst part of the gist is that their are reading this post now and will soon change tactics and op will fall into the trap and still give us the new tactics. Wicked world, God save us

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by dierich: 8:20am On Oct 14, 2017
God will destroy them.

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Abudu2000(m): 8:20am On Oct 14, 2017
Wait I don't get it, why would someone choose to scam someone looking for a job?? How much does he intend to get from a jobless fellow?? Nigerians ehhhhh, some ppl are probably cursed with scamming, they don't want a living out of it

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Chi133(f): 8:21am On Oct 14, 2017
Pls who got job interview alert with conoil

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by ogzille(m): 8:22am On Oct 14, 2017
***

I wrote an article on 21 Ways To Avoid Scam Jobs and Interviews

It is a great read too.

https://www.myjobmag.com/blog/451/21-ways-to-avoid-scam-jobs-and-interviews

***

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by adewumiopeyemi(m): 8:24am On Oct 14, 2017
Ok

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by olowobaba10: 8:26am On Oct 14, 2017
JUST WATCH OUT , THEY WILL COME WITH DIFFERENT TACTICS

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by jtjohn(m): 8:39am On Oct 14, 2017
Dracoe:
I received a message to come for an interview today,which I think is most probably a scam.
I really don't know which organization grants interviews on Saturdays lipsrsealed,and I can't go and waste the little money I have for T fare. angry
yes they do but make sure u verified the company very well..... GNLD has taken over with fake job interview......i could remember when I was called for aptitude test PZ cusson it was on Saturday. i was skeptical initially been Saturday I did some background research and found out it was True. Though I did not pass the aptitude test.

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Pearllait(f): 8:40am On Oct 14, 2017
Ruggedpen:
The worst part of the gist is that their are reading this post now and will soon change tactics and op will fall into the trap and still give us the new tactics. Wicked world, God save us

My thought exactly...
they will soon change tactics
May God grant us the spirit of discernment

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Chukwudi4naija(m): 8:44am On Oct 14, 2017
Any time you get a text from Denva Castle, pls just delete and don't bother to read. Can still recall the time I went for their job briefing in their empty office and make-shift banner. After waiting for long hours, there came some shabby looking illiterates blabbing of their exploits working for themselves, especially the girl who said she was 24 yrs old and a graduate of Ambrose Alli University. She said boastfully how she had built houses for her parents receiving close to a million naira per month and other benefits just for speaking to people. Someone who earns that kind of money cannot wear the clothes and shoes she put on that day. The most annoying part was how we were made to clap repeatedly for 7 times as they came in turn to address us, some of who could not speak a simple English. It was a nice drama to behold though, just that time is golden for me. And at the end we were asked to pay 15k after saying that our starting salary would be 67k. I was amazed when graduates were jostling to pay that money because it was meant to be paid instantly. I smartly collected that stupid Ekpoma girl's number. Very soon she will know that it's not everyone that can let go such a scam.

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Nobody: 8:59am On Oct 14, 2017
olorunthobby:
eg. GNLD Neo life Int'l Company (Head Office) Gbagada.
For the newbies: From Oshodi, enter iyana-iworo, drop at Charley Boy bus stop. walk down to multi links company. ask for neo-life company.
....
Jakande Address: Jakande first gate, enter new road, walk down to the church.
...
Ajah address: Drop at Ajah market, enter keke to kekere bus stop. and call the person to take u to the church for circle meeting!
...
Very useless people.. I wish I have shikau number to bomb that their company at Gbagada!

I have a friend that works @ Neo Life.
The guy seems happy doing this job (I don't know y) and he thinks he's gonna be successful doing this job.

When he started, he explained how this job is and I was like "how could u fall for this scam?". I was surprised when he replied me with "it's not a scam".

Judging from ur comment now, I'm a bit confused.
Do u think he's hiding something?

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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by Articlewritter(m): 9:10am On Oct 14, 2017
THESE 5 PHRASE COULD BE THE REASON WHY YOUR CV ALWAYS HITS THE TRASH CAN








Sometimes, lack of experience and skill is not what gets your CV evicted, but the use of clichéd words and phrases that make hiring managers cringe.
While it is important that you use buzzwords to highlight your skills and competencies, you must be careful how you use them. If a recruiter or hiring manager opens your CV and it is no different from that of the previous person, you can be sure he will jump past it. He wants to see the uniqueness in you. He also wants to be convinced that you are the right candidate, and a bunch of repetitive jargons won’t do the magic.
Here are 5 worst overused buzzwords you should banish from your CV:


1. “I am highly motivated”
Motivated to do what? Almost every jobseeker consider themselves motivated, so 90% of CVs hiring managers come across contain this phrase.
If you must showcase this on your CV as a strong skill, be specific and clearly demonstrate what you mean. For example, you can talk about how keen you are to create solutions and how you love to come up with new ideas.


2. “I am results oriented”
This is another generic phrase you will find in almost every CV.


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Re: How To Identify Scam Interview Invitations by sunbbo(m): 9:17am On Oct 14, 2017
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