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Scammers target public in EFCC jobs scheme

02 August 2016, 21:27

Lagos – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alerted members of the public to fraudsters defrauding Nigerians in the ongoing recruitment exercise by the commission.

The modus operandi of the scammers is to request for applications from job-seeking Nigerians and later inform the applicants to pay N49 000 as processing fee.

Thereafter, the “successful candidates” were asked to pay another N48 000 (Forty Eight Thousand Naira Only) into an account for accommodation and transportation.

An appointment letter purportedly from a non-existent office of Director General, Ibrahim Lamorde, and dated 03/07/2016, sent to one Ubong Aniefiok Bassey reads: “This is to inform you that you have been offered a job into the Nigeria E.F.C.C, all applicant that have applied 2016/2017 Nigeria EFCC form are expected to come down to the head office at Abuja on 15/07/2016.

Applicants are to pay his/her prescribed fees which is N49 000. All applicants are to come down to the head office at Abuja on 15/07/2017 with teller slip for the payment..Congratulations.”

The letter has grammatical and spelling errors.

EFCC said the commission would never ask for money from prospective candidates in the ongoing recruitment exercise.

“While efforts are on to track those behind these nefarious activities, we urge members of the public to be vigilant, not to fall victim of these scammers.”

- CAJ News


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