SCAM ALERT: What Customs Wants You To Know About Its Recruitment
If you have seen any advertisement about the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) recruitment, you should read this to the end before you jump on it.
There is something about that recruitment advertisement that the spokesman for the Customs, Mr Joseph Attah, wants you to know.
Fraudsters are everywhere and they are on the prowl, cashing in on the desperation of job seekers to extort money from them.
Mr Attah wants you to be wary of the activities of these Internet fraudsters who have been advertising vacancies in the Service.
“I want Nigerians to know that Customs is not recruiting currently and we don’t know how many times we have to say this.
“You see all sorts of advertisement on recruitment on social media such as replacement. I don’t know who one wants to replace,” Attah said.
He said in para-military or military recruitment there was no word like replacement.
According to him, when the Service recruits personnel, they go through a process of documentation after which they are given service numbers, trained and commissioned.
“You cannot replace anybody. We have arrested a number of internet fraudsters and even secured some convictions in 2017, yet people will not resist the temptation by these fraudsters,” Attah told the News Agency of Nigeria.
He also wants Nigerians to apply caution whenever they find advertisement for 'replacement' of personnel, which requires them to part with money.
Mr Attah further urged job seekers to be cautious and ask why the fraudsters avoid personal contact with them.
He also said by giving private bank account numbers for job seekers to pay money into, when they were supposed to be dealing with a government organisation, should also make the job seekers suspicious.
"Dismiss any recruitment process that begins and ends outside Customs premises," he cautioned, advising job seekers to go to the nearest Customs formation to verify such claims before parting with money.
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