The management of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, on Monday urged Nigerians to be wary of the activities of internet fraudsters who are advertising vacancies in the Service.
The service Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah told the News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] that the NCS was aware that internet fraudsters were on the prowl, cashing in on the desperation of job seekers to extort money from them.
“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 added.
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 added that when members of the public see advertisement for replacement of personnel, which requires them to place with money, it should call for caution.
He urged job seekers to be cautious and ask why fraudsters avoid personal contact with them.
Attah advised job seekers to dismiss any recruitment process that begins and ends outside Customs premises, saying they should go to the nearest Customs formation to verify such claims before parting with their money.