A press release circulating on social media announces the recruitment of 800 civil engineering and other trades personnel at Razel Cameroun. According to the document, the recruitment is open to young Cameroonians aged between 20 and 45, holding at least one qualification in one of the fields of the open positions (except security officer) and with "at least 9 months" experience in their respective trades. The press release, bearing the company’s logo, invites interested individuals to send their CVs by email by September 30.
It turns out that the release is fake. On September 22, Razel Cameroun issued a release denying any mass recruitment.
Job scams are on the rise on the Internet. Malicious individuals usually take advantage of victims' vulnerability to extort money from them. The often-tempting offers lure jobseekers with very attractive salaries.
Few hints can help identify fake job ads. They are notably spelling, typing, or grammatical errors, advance payments for training, application or material fees, or non-professional emails like the ones provided for free by companies like Google.