Again, EFCC warns against fake recruitment portal

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged members of the public to be wary of a fraudulent recruitment portal.

The EFCC, in a statement titled “Beware of Fake recruitment portal”, said the attention of the agency had again been drawn to a spurious recruitment portal.

This warning was contained in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwajaren, on May 16. The statement said the fake recruitment is being carried out through a fake website: www.efcc.gov.ng/efcc/,careers.

The anti-graft aency added that the fake site has notified “all eligible applicants” of a scheduled employment drive starting from May 23, 2023.

A sample of the message sent out by the fake recruiters. Courtesy EFCC
A sample of the message sent out by the fake recruiters. Courtesy EFCC

 

“The Commission has no such recruitment portal, and neither is there any employment schedule at the moment.

“Members of the Public are enjoined to ignore the recruitment portal. 

“Promoters of such employment scam are warned to desist from their fraudulent schemes or risk arrest and prosecution by the Commission,” the statement said.






     

     

    The EFCC attached a copy of the message that the fake recruiters sent.

    Earlier in April, the EFCC denied social media reports that it was hiring for the 2023–2024 application session.

    Refuting the reports, the Commission said it was yet to begin the application process. 

    Similarly, The ICIR reported that in April, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Taraba, Selina Williams issued a similar alert over a fake LinkedIn account being used to defraud members of the public through an employment scam.

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