This morning I was mentioned on a tweet made by @ZeekahFrancis (thanks to @keresifonekpo) about two prominent addresses used by fake companies. I was pleased to see someone else willing to publish these things online to help fight against scam and scammers. And since I have had the mind of writing this, I decided to use this push to give you more details about fake recruitment agencies and companies Nigeria has especially now that the rate of joblessness is high and people are desperate to get anything that comes their way.
This post is based on the data we have gathered so far on isthisarealjob.com which has been contributed by 117 people. We currently have (as at the time of this writing) 381 posts and 406 comments. If you feel any of these items below is wrong, feel free to reach out.
Keep in mind that scam is a dishonest scheme; a fraud. Hence, if a company invites you for a job interview and it turned out to be an MMM or MLM seminar, then its a scam.
Popular fake recruitment agencies and companies in Nigeria.
It is safe to say that getting a job from any of the addresses/companies listed below should not be taken seriously.
Plot 5, Voda Paint Plc, University Press House, Fumec Bus Stop Off Adeniyi Jones Ogba Lagos.
There are more than 10 different jobs invite formats on isthisarealjob.com with different company names associated with this address. Some of the company names associated with this address are:
- Iminds media,
- GRAND HERITAGE LTD,
- ELITE OUTSOURCING SOLUTIONS NIG,
- Concept Careers & Recruitment
- Bliss initiatives
- Management Resource and
- Linktech Resource
2. 3rd floor, 8 Thomas Salako Street, Ogba Bus-Stop, Ikeja Lagos.
Those operating this scam outfit are not as creative as the ‘University Press’ people above, their invites, though always short, are usually full of errors. The address is associated with GIMS, a confirmed scam outfit.
3. 192, Ikorodu Rd, beside Firstbank, Palmgrove Lagos:
There has not been much buzz on this address, it is associated with Fortune Careers Limited LTD. Although unconfirmed, we suspect that they also run DGS of 2, Sunday street, Beside GTBANK, Palmgrove B/stop, Lagos.
4. 6th Floor, 65c Opebi road, opposite glass house by Salvation b/stop, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos
The address is associated with M.H.S a GNLD type outfit that posses as a company big enough to have an HR department.
Futhermore, a similar address with a different name is 44, Opebi Rd. Ikeja. associated with Livingstonewall Invest. Ltd, and also SUPREME NIG of 6th floor of L,monarch plaza opposite rikaz shopping plaza by salvation bus stop, Opebi, Ikeja.
However, we suspect that these scam outfits are being run by the same group. Other company names associated with these addresses are:
- MADE HILLS SOLUTION.
- Trapezoid (with a slight variation: 39, Opebi Road, Opposite Adebola House, Ikeja)
- ARM (95b, Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos)
5. 7, Razaq Balogun Street, off Adebola street, off Adeniran Ogunsanya road, Surulere
Operated by BG-LEAD CONCEPT, the same address is also associated with
- CRANFIELD CONSULTING
- LEAD CONCEPT
6. No-5 SURULERE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, ADENIYI JONES IKEJA.
Most likely operated by the ‘University Press’ operators above. Here’s an experience of someone who fell for their scam. It is associated with Grand lead Heritage, or GRAND HERITAGE LTD
7. BOSS GROUP GLOBAL MULTI-SERVICE, BOSS GLOBAL CONCEPT or Suit 4B Ogunbeye Street, Off Amaraolu street Agindibi, Ikeja. Lagos. Also known as BOSS RESOURCES
Therefore, with all being said, any job interview received from any of these fake recruitment agencies should never be given even a first thought.