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Is Sonips Resources Company Ltd Job Vacancies A Scam?!

Seems this scam thing on job seekers is now on the rise.

I saw a vacancy online and told a friend about it. The company supposedly is situated in Lagos but since I reside in Ibadan I decided to inform my friend there who is equally job searching to try out the opening. The application process requires any interested applicant to go to their office to pick up an application form.

The company's name is Sonips Resources Company LTD. They are meant to be located around Agidingbi Ikeja. The vacancies advertised includes Customer Service officers, Operations officers, Sales/marketing agents, Security agents and drivers.

My friend was interested in applying for the customer service officer position but on getting there he was asked to pay the sum of 1000naira. He was perplexed so he asked why. He was told that there were even other positions that were charged 2000naira so why was he complaining. And that there was no way he would be allowed to take the test if he was invited unless he paid the amount. He decided to pay because he felt it will help him stand a better chance.

The question is, is there any reason an employer should charge job applicants money for them to have a chance at the job? I see no difference between this Sonips' deal that job test scam in kaduna (Nobleone).

Anyone with any credible information about this Sonips company should please indicate. If not then I would advise everyone to stay clear. Scammers must not continue to thrive on the despair of innocent jobseekers.

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This is an old thread, but anyway, I would like to say something. There is no registered company in Nigeria that is a scam, if CAC gave them Certificate of Registration. It shows their business is legal. It now depends on individuals to use their discretion in making decision. With all the companies mentioned above, one can easily go there to confirm if the Sonips story is real or scam, instead of allowing someone to brainwash you with fake stories. I am a sonips staff and if you care to know anything call the office line on 01-7368601, or send me a mail on mrbeoni@yahoo.com, or better still come to our office beside former Mama Cass office in Agidingbi. After all seeing is believing!!!

If you want to know Scammers go to their office. This is not e-breakthrough or something. Go to UBA, Connect Marketing, Top Crown , Fumman, etc find out yourself and stop yourself from being someone else fool. And if you want to confirm just fill UBA/GTB etc online application, and see how long it takes you to get a job, if it is easy. Such jobs are given to HR firm to do, and Sonips is just one of the major of such. Other are C&M exchange, Quantica, Excel and lots more. The fact that you have not been considered can only mean two things, either you are not good enough to be considered or you are still being kept in view.

Although this is Nigeria where anything can happen, yet every company would not be the same.

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well, i understand how u all feel. but i'll say my opinion too. i was linked with a staff of sonips wen i was seriously searching for a job. i wasn't charged anytin, that might be because, 'i know somebody'. i was later sent to UBA with about five other pple. it was a marketting contract job so i opted out.

I'm presently working wt a confectionery in Lagos and tho i dont av a job thru Sonips, they in a way exposed me an to interview experience. So i won't keep quiet if they are allegded wrongly. they are real.

tho i dnt subscribe to all those fees too

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All these newbie Sonips Resources staff coming wit diff NL ID and trying to defend their( SCAM) source of income. Its easy to see you guys have one or two post!!!!

Its just so sad that job is getting difficult for people to get!

I would tell anybody to run 4 40 [b][/b]once you are told to pay money (even if its 50naira) when it come to job.

UBA recruitment bla bla bla my foooooooooooooooot

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Hello All,

You guys have right to express whatever especially the aggrieved ones. I think the mistake SONIPS made is, they should have clarified a couple of issues. It is a global practice for recruitment agencies to charge a fee when you register with them if you are a job seeker. But it is fraudulent if a recruitment agencies advertised positions in the dailies like Guardian Newspaper, and when a job seeker applied s/he is asked to pay a fee.

I was at SONIPS on Monday 05/10/2009 in response to a recent job advert, I and others numbering about 20 were told to also pay N2,000. We told the MD that was wrong because this is an advertised position. But if I walked into your office asking you to look for a job for me then I could pay a fee for such service. He was open to suggestion, I guess.

SONIPS is not a scam take it from me. I challenged the MD, he showed me his certificates of incorporation and other documents showing companies he is dealing with like UBA, Transcorp, and other companies you guys have listed. I think their problem is, they are not too organised.

I wish you guys who are seeking job well in all your endeavours. I am gainfully employed I just tried them just to see how relevant I still am in case I need a career move.

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@Olajide301

my dear friend, this is a free country and we live in an era of freedom of speech. If someone decides to contribute to this thread and criticizes so-called recruitment agencies like Sonips because of the experiences they might have had with them, how is that your headache? At least you claim the got you your job which means you are gainfully employed. What if you paid all that money and you didn't get the job? Won't you be equally as bitter?

Please, this is a forum for discussion. Ok? Let everybody feel free to speak their mind. At the end of the day, the truth shall prevail. Thanks for your contribution.

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Olajide. If they have contracts wit d companies u mentioned then .1.it wil be that they are hiring contract staffs for this companies and 2. You would not need to pay the sum of 1000k,cus when they hire you a large part of your salary goes to them.have you heard of icnl?they recruit contract staff for 1st bank and thats how they make their money.sonips smells!

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OLAJIDE,

this is now my vocation - exposing the evil in this forum and the society at large. the UBA you quoted has career column on their website and i am sure somebody in the HR is always looking into that periodically for suitable candidate(s). these guys now work like estate agents who put sign boards outside - TO LET: 2/3 bedrooms, mini-flat, duplex, etc. you just make the "mistake" of asking for inspection of anyone of the properties, then you would know you're in big trouble - extortion of various sums from you (okada, phone call, even pure water).

these recruitment agencies / vacancies are all (read my lips, ) FAKE.

thank you.

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Guys, valid observation, Sonips Resources is real, I and 4 other friend of mine had gotten employment through this company.

They have a running contract with UBA PLC, Chatered Institute of Bankers (CIBN), Connect Marketing Ltd, Top Crown Petroleum Ltd, Ignite Media, Value Trust Ltd (Owned by Dr Doyin Okupe), Cathem Eye Hospital amongst others.

I ran into their MD yesterday when they came for a meeting at UBA (where i currently work as a Field Relations officer) and i took him up on this scam issue and he gave me the above companies for us to check out their claims.

May i chip in here that its better to keep quite on issues one is not informed about rather than malign in ignorance.

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The company is real. I was there, i paid the money, they actually recruit customer service pple and cash and teller for UBA nationwide and some micro finance banks. Although im still waiting for them to call me for an interview or smth.

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it is definately a fake company. i was there myself the setting screamed scam. they asked me to pay #1000 too but i would rather use it to gp round v.i to submit my cv's. they are theives i say and next time please listen to your spirit it never lies, if it says scam, scam it is.

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the resource company is not a fake.though they ask for #1000, a friend of my just got a job as a marketer with uba through them.

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