This follows an announcement posted on Facebook and other social media platforms that the Mall located in the Western part of Accra is hiring.
The post announces employment opportunities in over a dozen job categories, including IT Engineers, Waiters and Waitresses, Plumbers, Secretaries, Security Drivers, Beauticians, Receptionists and ‘Accountant Electricians’ among others and promises free meals, free accommodation and “on the job tuition” for successful job applicants. It also promises a handsome salary for prospective workers, ranging from Ghc150 to Ghc600 and directs interested persons to call or make enquiries from “the Resource Manager” whose number was given as: 0556 186 250.
However, responding to the viral message the Marketing Manager, Michael Oduro Konadu said; “this is a complete hoax, hastily designed to rip off unsuspecting and desperate job-seekers. It first popped up on the Facebook page of a certain Daniel Antwi on July 24 and is now everywhere.”
He added that the management of the mall does not recruit personnel or workers for its tenants and stressed that the real purpose of the advert is to extort monies from innocent job-seekers as a fee of Ghc 70.00 is demanded by the fraudsters as ‘registration fee’.
The Centre Manager, Jonathan Lotter said; “It is a ridiculous scam which smacks of ignorance about how the mall operates, but if the fraudsters are not exposed sooner, it is possible that certain individuals – especially the youth and some desperate job-seekers, may easily fall for it.”
In a related development, the Weija District Police Command has been alerted and is working tirelessly to track down the source of the false announcement.