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Alert Issued by IG Over Job Scam; Beware of Fake Job Offers

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The Inspectorate of Government (IG) has issued a warning to the public regarding fraudulent messages falsely claiming that they have received job offers from the IG.

This alert was posted on X (formerly Twitter) by the IG on October 2, 2023, in response to individuals who are deceiving the public by pretending that the IG has hired them.






IG spokesperson Ali Munira explained that some members of the public, including job applicants, are falling victim to these scams. These scammers provide fake job details, including salary information, and instruct victims to report for work.

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In a recent incident, two individuals arrived at the IG offices expecting to start their jobs, even though they had not been officially hired by the IG. This incident prompted the IG to clarify their recruitment process and how they notify applicants about their application outcomes.



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Munira emphasized the importance of not being misled or conned by these fraudulent offers. She highlighted cases where people ask for money, claiming to secure jobs with the IG, which is not the IG’s practice.




The IG is currently investigating these fraudulent activities and warns that those responsible may face charges of impersonation for falsely representing themselves as IG staff.



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This development follows a previous case in which two Makerere University students were charged with impersonation for pretending to be officials from the IG office in an attempt to defraud individuals. Impersonation is a serious offense, and upon conviction, it carries a three-year jail term as per Section 17 of the Anti-Corruption Act and Section 36 of the IG Act.