On 26th November 2020, a Facebook Page, Sarova Hotels and Resorts Kenya advertised several job openings, which were fake.
The page claimed that the hotel is hiring new employees following the reopening of the tourism sector. It says, “WE ARE HIRING!! Following the opening of the tourism sector, we are urgently hiring staff to fill various positions at our Hotels and Resorts this Holiday season.”
Applicants were also provided for a link to get more information on the vacancies, and a google form to fill in their details. “For more information on vacancies and how to apply to visit our website through the following link,>>>https://bit.ly/3nVIqg0″ Open positions include accountants, procurement officers, watchmen, waiters, cashiers and receptionists among others.
Looking into the Page transparency, the fake Sarova Hotels and Resorts Kenya page was created on 26th November 2020. The real Sarova Hotels Kenya Page was created on July 2 2009.
Sarova Hotels has distanced itself from the fake advertisement, saying it only advertises jobs through mainstream media and its official website. The fake advertisement was also marked as false by other independent fact-checkers.