The impostor page uses the branding of the legitimate page but Myjobmag Kenya has disowned it.
Syndicated Story By PesaCheck.
A Facebook page purporting to be Myjobmag Kenya and posting job opportunities is a HOAX.
The page mimics the job search website’s branding and has shared many posts advertising unspecified job opportunities. The “Apply Now” button directs to another page with job listings by news organisations, non-governmental organisations, and airlines.
However, the Facebook page is not the legitimate page of Myjobmag Kenya. The imposter page operates under the username “My Jobmag Kenya”, and has slightly over 500 followers. The page’s display image is a zoomed-in logo of Myjobmag Kenya, and it has no display image.
On the other hand, the legitimate page under the username “Myjobmag Kenya” has over 23,000 likes and over 24,000 followers. The display image of the page is a logo of Myjobmag Kenya, and the cover image is a cityscape view with the name of the job search website running across the image. Under the “About’ tab, the page contains a link to the job search website and its email address.
The Facebook transparency information of the impostor page shows that it was created on 21 August 2021, while the legitimate one was created on 1 September 2016.
In a Facebook post on 13 October 2021, Myjobmag Kenya disowned the imposter page.
“Kindly help us report “My Jobmag Kenya” as a fake account on Facebook. This account is not affiliated with us. It is inappropriate and misleading to create an account with MyJobMag’s logo and name,” the statement reads in part.
“Reporting this page will assist in the closure of their scam operation. Please keep in mind that the brand MyJobmag Kenya is always spelled MyJobMag; any other spelling is a fake,” it adds.
PesaCheck has looked into the Facebook page impersonating job search website, Myjobmag Kenya, and posting job opportunities in its name, and finds it to be a HOAX.
This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.
By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organisations like PesaCheck are helping to sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving the public deeper insight and context to posts they see in their social media feeds.
The article was approved for publication by managing editor Enock Nyariki.
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