The Niger Delta

Monday, September 04, 2006

Nigerian Job Scam

This whole scam thing is making my blog one-dimensional, but, I will continue because its overall effect is negative to Nigerians.

This post is a demonstration of another means adopted by some of these scammer;


Guiness Nigerian Limited, one of the leading breweries in the country, recently published a job vacancy calling for interested applicants to come for an interview. However, for some reasons, the interview was postponed indefinitely.

Trust scammers to see an oppurtunity in every thing, they immediately sent out e-mails to most of those who applied for the job claiming to be the Guiness Talent Team and asking for money to facilitate quick processing of their applications.

Here is an example of the mails they sent out:

: guinness_nigeria_employment_test plc
Sent: 8/2006 1:24 PM
Subject: Guinness nigeria employment test

Hello,
Due to the large number of applicant we have,you have been selected by our team for a special employment test,we are to open a record file for you immediately.So we have asked all the selected applicants to send a 750 MTN recharge card* to us, through this mail, so that we can process your text and subsequent inverview dates, from the files we will open for each applicants.
Once we get the 750 MTN recharge card a comfirmation letter will be sent to you .
All cards must get to us 3 weeks from the day you get this mail.

Talent Team Guinness Nigeria


Ofcourse in a country like Nigeria where lots of people are looking for job, some persons fell for the trick and sent money to them, but some wise ones contacted Guiness who immediately sent out mails refuting the scam.
This is a copy of what Guiness sent out:

Dear Candidate,

Please disregard any emails(such as the one displayed below ) purportedly sent by our Talent Team demanding for recharge cards or payment in any form.

Be rest assured that Guinness Nigeria is a socially responsible company and is committed to offering highly talented candidates equal opportunities.

Please note that our address for the Graduate Management Trainee Recruitment remains gmt.gnplc@diageo.com

Finally, We will contact you as soon as a new date is decided for therescheduled test.

Yours Sincerely

Talent Team Guinness Nigeria Plc.

What a cat and mouse game it is with these scammers.

But its a game we all can win. Please send in your comments on this post and my other similar posts, also let me know about your experience with scammers, I will maintain your privacy. Maybe someone will be spared from your story.




*RECHARGE CARD: See my post on How to scam the scammer

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2 Comments:

  • The whole scam thing is ridiculous, I get @ least up to 5 e-mails every week, talking about some money somewhere, its getting old. I guess they r trying new tricks now, God help them all!

    By Blogger Biodun, at 2:01 PM  

  • thanks biodun, but oil tricks never get out-dated, it still takes victim. maybe you can send me some of those mails to expose the trick, the overall effect on nigerians is not good.

    By Blogger Emeka, at 1:17 PM  

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