The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has again, warned the general public against the unrepentant activities of internet fraudsters in the guise of offering employment into the service to innocent Nigerians.
The National Public Relations Officer of the service, Mr. Joseph Attah, a Deputy Controller of Customs, said this in a statement on Wednesday.
He said that the attention of the service has been drawn to the activities of the internet fraudsters despite several small alerts by the service.
"The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has again been drawn to the unrepentant activities of internet fraudsters despite several scam alerts by NCS"
Explaining further the activities of the fraudsters intend to deceive unsuspecting Nigerians that the service has released shortlisted names for recruitment.
"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"
Attah maintained that the recruitment website platforms are fake.
"For the upteempth time, NCS wishes to state that these recruitment websites/platforms are fake and should not be patronized"
According to him, "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"
He added that genuine official release on such matters will be communicated through news item in all the programs packaged by the service in Television stations.
"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 email 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 excamination/interview and wait patiently for the official release and invitation from the Service" he concluded.