Recently, a job ad surfaced online claiming that the French embassy in Cameroon urgently needs 400 young graduates for its service needs.
"The proconsul of the French embassy in Yaoundé, in partnership with the Cameroonian government, has launched a process to recruit, for its various service needs, 400 young graduates willing to serve the embassy,” the ad reads in French.
According to the document shared on social media, the vacant positions include secretaries, managers of humanitarian aids, teachers, assistant nurses, local languages’ translators, vets, and entertainment advisors.
The ad further claims that the retained candidates will work in refugee and displaced persons camps as well as other French institutions in the Far North, the North, and the Adamaoua. But, this is a job scam.
In a statement published on its website on May 17, the French embassy in Cameroon warned Cameroonian job seekers against that fake ad.
“A job ad supposedly issued by the French embassy in Cameroon is currently circulating online. This is a fake document,” the embassy wrote.
Tons of fake job ads are posted online. The posters usually impersonate reputed companies or institutions in a bid to extort money or personal details. Job seekers are advised to be cautious and crosscheck with the institution or company that is supposed to have issued any job ad they find online.