Abuja - Some 12 suspects have been arrested as part of the Nigeria Customs Service’s crackdown on internet fraudsters.
These are extorting money from the public with the false pledge of securing them jobs, auctions or contracts at the agency.
This integrated approach on social media, is coming on the heels of recent upsurge of fraudsters using the name of the Nigeria Customs Service to solicit applications for non-existent job offers The advert currently circulating on the WhatsApp platform is the latest of those criminal attempts to mislead desperate job-seekers.
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Wale Adeniyi, Public Relations Officer of NCS, said the post which went viral over the weekend is a copy and paste reproduction of the previous recruitment adverts, with a clever insertion of the Service website address.
To achieve their objective, the same advert directs applicants to visit a fake website.
“Victims are eventually requested to make some payments to complete the phoney forms,” Adeniyi alerted.
“The general public is therefore advised to discountenance such advertisements found in any online platforms except those released in the NCS authentic and authoritative platforms.”
- CAJ News