11 DECENT JOBS IN GHANA YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ARE SCAMS.
These days everybody is trying to rip somebody off and although scamming is illegal, we have some people and companies who have tried to “legalise” their trade in other to gain the trust of the people.
These jobs might appear decent to you but you will be surprised to know that they are scams in so many ways.
Most Ghanaians really respect pastors in the country but some are really smart and play on their intelligence, especially, televangelists who ask viewers to support a cause yet use it to enrich themselves. They sell various stuff from oil to handkerchief with various names purported to solve various problems. They charge for consultation, prayers and various services.
Mallams back in the days were actually herbalists who healed people as a form of income and so it’s seen as a decent job, but these days, they’ve decided to use their profession to outwit innocent people. Some will ask you to bring some amount of money so they can double it for you. Some also charge for lotto numbers which mostly do not even get drawn.
3. Online Recruiters
These days, jobs are hard to come by so some people have decided to take advantage of the situation to rip people off by offering non-existent jobs. You’ll be made to pay some registration fee but you’ll never be called for any job vacancy. Those that you’ll be called too are mostly out of your line or below your qualification. Once these recruiters also get you a job, they’ll deduct a percentage of your salary for a couple of months once you start work.
Marketing looks like a very decent job till they sell a product to you that you later realize was just a rip-off. Their main job is to sell and they’ll tell you everything and anything to get you to buy their product. They go round in vans with products whose prices have been outrageously slashed. The truth, however, is that most of these products are either expired or are just a couple of weeks from expiring.
5. Physicians Using Their Profession To Sell Supplements
People trust physicians and so will take everything they tell them. Based on this, some physicians have taken advantage and are selling supplements they know do not work. If that is not a rip-off, tell me. Some have also set up various pharmacies and labs and will ask you to go specifically there for scans and drugs. Even when your ailment doesn’t need a scan, they’ll ask you to go make a scan.
6. Remedial Schools
Every year after results of final exams are released by the West African Examination Council, unsuccessful students are pounced on by institutions offering remedial classes intended to help these unfortunate students better their grades. Unfortunately, they charge exorbitant fees. The annoying aspect of this is that most of them do not even have qualified teachers/lecturers.
7. Bookmen At Lorry Stations
At every lorry station, there are people who pose as book men, they charge vehicles that operate at the lorry station. This might seem like a decent job but they are a total rip-off. Some of them take money from passengers and get them seats in vehicles when there’s a queue. They’ll even fight you when you complain.
8. Coin sellers
Selling coins is very illegal and to top it off, these sellers also charge a percentage on the amount being changed. So if you change 10 cedis, they’ll give you 9 cedis. The 1 cedi is their service charge….smh
Of course, deceiving everybody to vote for them and using the tax payer’s money for their personal things is definitely a scam but a decent job.
10. Bank Loans
Bank loans are legitimate till it’s time to pay back, that’s when you realize it’s a big scam because you will be paying 2 or more times more than what you borrowed.
Many people are using the sympathy of people to rake in money. Though some are honest, others are in to rip people off their money. They seek donations and funds from abroad and organisations and end up not doing what they said they’ll do. At the end, they’ll just get some few clothes and food items and donate to an orphanage.