How do you know if its a legitamte opportuntiy or just another scam?  The rule of thumb is if something seems too good to be true – it usually is. If someone reaches out to you and promises unusually high pay or a full family Visa with relocation for relatively little work it’s probably a scam. 


Here are a few key things to look out for:

  • You receive a job offer right away
    Search for the company website on your own – not through a provided link. Scammers can set up fake websites to trick you into sharing your personal information.
  • The pay is too high
    Back to the rule of thumb, if it seems too good to be true, it usually is! Trust your instincts. If a job offer promises you’ll get rich quickly it’s best to assume it’s fake and do your research first.
  • They ask you for money
    Legitimate employers don’t need an application fee or expect payment for training. This is a sure way to spot a scam. If a recruiter reaches out to you, look them up and make sure they’re ethical recruiters. Asante is a proud ethical recruitment consultancy, which means we employ specific rules as part of our high standards of practice. We will never charge a fee to a candidate in order to secure an interview or to secure a job offer. As a business, we only engage with ethical employers who are invested in the welfare and wellbeing of their workforce.
  • Chain messages
    Scammers like to use messaging platforms like Whatsapp or Telegram to distribute scam messages. These messages promise an amazing opportunity as first come first serve and often include the mention of Visa and relocation – it’s a scam!
  • Upfront requests for sensitive information
    This includes requests for your ID number, date of birth, or bank account information. An employer only needs this information once you’ve been through all the interviews and have the job offer. However, It’s important to note that with international recruitment a potential employer or agency would need a copy of your passport, qualifications, and proof of vaccination as part of the screening standards for the job.
  • The job description is vague
    Real job opportunities have detailed descriptions and exact requirements for the position. Scam job posts can lack this detail and only need a few criteria to be met. Examples include; being of legal age, literate, flexible, or anything else pretty much anyone could qualify for.
  • Contact information is missing
    Many fake jobs have vague descriptions of the company or lack that information entirely. Do your own search for the company website, location, size of the staff, and social media like LinkedIn. If nothing comes up or only sparse details emerge, it’s time to move on!

 If an employer or recruiter reaches out to you and immediately asks for your personal information or is “ready to issue a job offer”, it’s probably a scam. A real opportunity will need you to be interviewed and vetted before a formal offer of employment. If it’s too good to be true – avoid it!

DISCLAIMER: Asanté Recruitment does NOT take any money from those who wish to apply for positions. Please do not pay anyone who claims to be associated with Asanté Recruitment. We do not use recruitment agents and will never ask you for money.