Recruitment scam: Customs begins war against internet fraudsters, arrests 12

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) ,has  commenced an all-out war against internet fraudsters, who specialise in extorting money from innocent Nigerians under the pretext of offering them jobs, auctions or contracts.

Already about 12 suspects have been arrested and will soon  be  charged to court.

According to a statement issued on Monday by the image maker of  NCS, Wale Adeniyi, this integrated approach on social media, is coming on the heels of recent upsurge of fraudsters using the name of  NC S to solicit applications for non-existent job offers for a fee that is usually paid into personal bank accounts

The advert, currently circulating on the WhatsApp platform, is the latest of those criminal attempts to mislead desperate job-seekers. The post which went viral over the weekend ,is a copy and paste reproduction of the previous recruitment adverts, with a clever insertion of the Service website address.

To achieve their criminal objective, the same advert directs applicants to visit a fake website, which is www.customsrecruit.com.ng. Victims are eventually requested to make some payments to complete the phoney forms.

The general public is, therefore, advised to discountenance such advertisements found in any online platforms except those released in NCS authentic and authoritative platforms: www.customs.gov.ng and www.facebook.com/customsng.

To avoid being victims, all prospective job seekers and those who want to transact any business with the  NSC are advised to note the official online platforms as well as visit the nearest Customs station when in doubt.