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“Beware Of Scammers Who Deceive Job Seekers By Collecting Fees To Guarantee Employment” – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned persons seeking to be employed by the commission to stop paying for the recruitment process.

The EFCC said further that some scammers had been deceiving job seekers by collecting fees to guarantee employment.

“It has come to the knowledge of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that some unscrupulous members of the public have been defrauding unsuspecting Nigerians in the on-going recruitment exercise by the Commission,” the EFCC said via a statement.

“The modus operandi of the scammers is to request for applications from job-seeking Nigerians and later inform the applicants to pay N49, 000 (Forty Nine Thousand Naira Only) as processing fee.

“Thereafter, the ‘successful candidates’ were asked to pay another N48, 000 (Forty Eight Thousand Naira Only) into an account for accommodation and transportation.”

“After the payment of a total of N97,000 by the applicants, the scammers then proceed to write a “poorly written appointment letter purportedly from a non-existent office of director-general, Ibrahim Lamorde,” it added.

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The EFCC further emphasized that it does not and would never ask prospective employees to pay before being recruited.

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