About two days ago, a job ad posted on Kerawa informed people that the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched a recruitment in every sector.
The ad is just a scam. IFAD has not launched a recruitment process this month. Job seekers have just to visit the institution’s website ifad.org to check. Moreover, the email they are to send the application to is a red flag.
IFAD being a UN institution should ask them to send it to a professional email. So, why use a Gmail address?
It seems that this is not the first time this ad is posted because the institution has already published a caution on its website.
“Beware of scams implying association with IFAD! IFAD has been made aware of various correspondences being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites, text messages and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in association with the IFAD and/or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent. IFAD wishes to warn the public at large about these fraudulent activities being perpetrated purportedly in the name of the Organization, and/or its officials”, the institution warns.
So, to avoid scams, job seekers should always verify any job ads supposedly from official institutions by checking their websites.