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EFCC warns public of online scammers

16 February 2016, 06:43Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alerted the public to activities of some unscrupulous elements running fake recruitment schemes.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson said the culprits had cashed in on the plan by the commission to recruit more personnel to defraud unsuspecting job seekers.

He said in recent weeks, some unscrupulous online portals had featured advertisements supposedly from the EFCC, inviting applications for employment into the service of the commission. ? ?

One of such advertisements appeared in a link (http://forumng.com/ng/forum/279564/nigeria-efcc-recruitment).

It informed job seekers that “application form is out”, and advising them to contact a GSM number, for further information and registration guideline. ?

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?"The Commission wishes to dissociate itself from these advertorials," Uwujaren said.

"For the avoidance of doubt, there is no recruitment currently going on in the EFCC."

He said the announcement by the Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, that the EFCC intended to recruit more staff remained a proposal which is yet to be approved.

EFCC therefore advised job seekers to be wary of any vacancy announcement online and report any solicitation for money in exchange of job placement in the EFCC, to the nearest police station. ? ?

Vacancies in the commission are normally advertised in major newspapers or EFCC official website http://www.efccnigeria.org/, not through proxy or online portals.

- CAJ News

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