Beware of fraudsters asking you for payment in exchange for jobs, Judiciary warns

The Judiciary Building is seen in Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has urged Kenyans to stay vigilant amid a spike in fraudsters.

JSC, through its Directorate of Public Affairs and Corporate Communication, warned members of the public against falling prey to individuals offering employment, with the intent to defraud them.

In a circular dated May 26, the commission notified the public to be aware of such scammers, who lure them with cash payment in exchange for jobs. 

“The Public is duly notified to beware of unscrupulous individuals posing as JSC employees with the intention to defraud unsuspecting Kenyans by calling or sending text messages and asking for payment to get offers for jobs advertised by the Commission,” JSC stated.

The commission also stated that any formal communication from JSC is made through the official JSC email address.

JSC has appealed to the public to regularly visit their official website to get updates on genuine job adverts, to avoid falling victim to scammers.