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Immigration service wary of scammers

14 August 2013, 16:18

Abuja - Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has cautioned prospective job seekers to be aware of online job scammers posing as recruiting agents for the NIS.

In a statement, the agency advised job seekers to ignore any online job platform adding the agency was presently not recruiting.

“It has been brought to the attention of the NIS that some unscrupulous Nigerians have continued to post advertorials on the internet calling for submission of applications for recruitment into various cadres in the Nigeria Immigration Service as well as demanding for money to be deposited into certain bank accounts for the recruitment," read the statement.

"The Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI) wishes to re-iterate that the NIS is presently not carrying out any recruitment exercise at any level.

Therefore, the CGI calls on the public to be wary of the antics of these few fraudsters to avoid falling prey to them.”

"The manner prescribed by Federal Civil Service Rules and Regulations as well as other relevant statutes to ensure fairness, equity and that only qualified persons that meet our contemporary needs are recruited will be communicated to prospective job seekers when the need arises."

Fake online job agencies have defrauded thousands of Nigerian prospective job seekers.

The country's rising unemployment rate fuels the trend.

- CAJ News

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