The Judiciary, through a notice dated Friday, May 26, warned Kenyans of a new scam that was targeting jobless citizens.
In a notice signed by the Directorate of Public Affairs and Corporate Communication at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), many Kenyans were reported to have lost their hard-earned cash.
“The public is duly notified to beware of unscrupulous individuals posing as JSC employees with the intention to defraud unsuspecting Kenyans.
“Scammers are calling or sending text messages and asking for payment to get offers for jobs advertised by the Commission,” JSC warned.
It further urged Kenyans who had applied for various jobs in the Judiciary to wait for communication from official channels.
“Please note that any formal communication from the JSC will be made through the official lines: 020-2739180 and 020-233391.
“Additionally, information concerning job applications can be communicated through the official JSC email address: email@example.com,” the JSC communicated.
Cases of a clique of individuals taking advantage of job-seeking Kenyans have increased since the beginning of 2023.
On Thursday, May 18, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary (CS) Alfred Mutua cautioned Kenyans against being conned through fake jobs being offered in Canada.
“Please be careful and wary of agencies that say they are recruiting for Canadian firms.
“We are aware that some Kenyans have been conned by some agencies and you therefore need to be careful so that you are not swindled,” the CS warned then.
On the same day, the German government regretted an increase in online scammers promising Kenyans skilled jobs in the European country.
"For some time now, there have been unofficial and illegitimate websites that claim to be able to post jobs in Germany. This is a scam," German Embassy in Nairobi warned.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) urges victims to report job hoaxes through calls via +254 020 3343312, hotline 020 7202000 or toll-free number 0800 722.
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