The Nigeria Customs Service has warned members of the public against patronizing fake recruitment websites regarding the recruitment of new personnel of the service.
The NCS in a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, noted that there have been consistent activities of internet fraudsters to defraud people despite its regular scam alerts.
It stressed that the fraudsters present fake platforms that appear genuine to deceive unsuspecting applicants that the service had released names short-listed to participate in false recruitment examination and interview.
The service called on applicants not to patronise such recruitment websites and not honour such invitation.
NCS urged applicants to ignore the fraudulent information promising that it would notify applicants through NCS programmes on TVs and Radio stations.
The statement read; “The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has again been drawn to the unrepentant activities of internet fraudsters despite several scam alerts by NCS.
Recent activities of these elements show criminal ingenuity, presenting fake platforms that appears seemingly genuine to deceive and extort unsuspecting applicants that the Service has released short-listed names for Recruitment Examination/Interview.
“For the umpteenth time, NCS wishes to state that these recruitment Websites/Platforms are fake and should not be patronized.
“Members of the public will recall that we denied several similar fake vacancies advertisement with a promise to properly inform the public whenever we are ready. A promise we kept by advertising the vacancies in seven (7) National newspapers. NCS is again warning against patronage of any release of short-listed candidates with a promise of letting successfully short-listed candidates know through their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers soon. Additionally, such official release will be news item in all NCS programmes on TV and Radio stations. (Note that the internet fraudsters don’t normally use the TV and Radio).
“Accordingly, all applicants are advised to disregard any invitation for Recruitment Examination/Interview and wait patiently for the official release and invitation from the Service, please.”