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Fraudsters con Bungoma youth

18 September 2013, 11:03

Bungoma - Desperate youth in Bungoma have fallen victim to schemes purporting to help them secure employment at the United Nations World Food Programme.

According to the victims, an advertising company, which has emerged to be fake, flighted an advertisement purportedly offering 200 survey and distribution positions as well as other 10 positions for field supervisors at WFP.

The advert further demanded that the applicants pay up a registration fee of KES 300 via M-pesa.
“We were supposed to be interviewed today after complying with all the requirements to fill the positions in the district, but we have just realized that we have all been conned,” said Peter Wekesa, a victim of the fraud.

WFP has since distanced itself from the employment project.

Officials said they were not aware of such adverts and added that they did not charge a registration for interviews.

The conned youth blamed the local administration for hosting and promoting the fake advertising agency by allowing it space on their public notice boards.

Rising unemployment levels in the country have seen fraudsters taking advantage of the situation to defraud desperate job seekers.

It is believed more than 1 000 youth could have fallen victim to the Bungoma County swindle.

- CAJ News

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