UGANDA: Police hunting for conman targeting unemployed promising UN jobs
It is catastrophic that no matter how much Ugandans are warned, the severe poverty and high unemployment lets people continue to be scammed out of hard earned cash and even borrowed money.
Ugandans please, if anything at all that I can do, inbox me or WhatsApp me to verify any job offers or visa promises that seem too good to be true. Many of you pay to receive a job application. This is very stupid. Then others pay to get visas but from unverified agents, this is dumb because you have the Internet now so start using it for research.
For example let us look at the following one which our sister news site Edge.Ug published. In the first place, it is a UN job, right? Do you know how to find the UN job website? Try Google. “UN JOBS UGANDA”. You do not find it, then find the contact number for UN UGANDA. Then call that number and say you would like to apply for a job. AND since when does UN use Mobile money with random people looking for jobs?
Toli mwaaavu! There are some online job websites for Uganda if you can stay off abusing total strangers on Social Media and do something for yourself. Check this site out. https://ift.tt/1jbf08C There are others which I have shared in the past too. Google “online job applications uganda”
Police tails conman fleecing UN job seekers
KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Police is investigating a city conman who has been fleecing money from unsuspecting citizens promising them United Nations [UN] jobs.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire, says they have received information about a one Aggrey Oumo claiming to be a staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
He keeps inviting his unsuspecting victims for a job interview at Kololo using a phone contact 0394896847 (not registered).
He requests for 5 passport size photographs, testimony, certificate of good conduct from Interpol and to pay thru mobile money number 0758304660 registered in the names of Moses Ntale.
“The Public is hereby warned that; (a) UNHCR does not require certificate of good conduct or photos for their job interviews (b) that no UN Agency requires money ahead of a job interview,” Luke said.
He added: “Treat these calls as scam as our team does all that is necessary to apprehend the culprit.”
Recently, employees of MTN Uganda were arrested for helping scammers duplicate sim cards and con ministers as well as Members of Parliament huge sums of money. Published on March 31, 2018 at 09:06AM