Recruitment: FRSC warns of fraudulent LinkedIn account

SECTOR Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Taraba Selina Williams has issued an alert over a fake LinkedIn account being used to defraud members of the public through an employment scam.

Although there is an ongoing recruitment process by the FRSC, Williams noted in a statement on Sunday, April 23 that the employment offer advertised by the LinkedIn account with the name Marshal Dauda Biu and WhatsApp number 07069777732, was fake.


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FRSC “FRSC recruitment process is on and there is a fake linkedin account operating on Whatsapp number: 07069777732 under the name of Corps Marshal Dauda Biu with the intent to defraud innocent members of the public on the guise of offering them employment.

“I enjoin prospective applicants or members of the public in Taraba to be wary of such fake account and disregard it,” she said.

Members of the public interested in applying for employment were advised to visit the Corps’ portal at www.recruitment.frsc.gov.ng where the application process is free.






     

     

    Many unsuspecting members of the public have been defrauded by fraudsters using phishing websites and social media platforms for employment scams across the country.

    In 2021, The ICIR reported how fraudsters steal data from job seekers, including login credentials and credit card numbers, to illegally siphon users’ money from their bank accounts without their knowledge.

    Oftentimes, there is an outright demand for application fees from unsuspecting applicants.

    According to the report, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) said about 443 people in Nigeria were victims of employment scams in 2020, with losses estimated at $20 million.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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