The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has issued a serious warning to all Nigerians about its fake recruitment advert currently circulating on WhatsApp.
The commission said it is not recruiting and warned the public against falling prey to the scam.
EFCC’s Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren in a statement made available to Journalists on Monday said the viral recruitment post was the handiwork of fraudsters.
Uwujaren urged aspiring applicants against falling prey to the scam.
“The attention of the EFCC has been drawn to the activities of a group on WhatsApp, dedicated to EFCC Recruitment 2020/2021.
“The commission wishes to dissociate itself from the activities of the group, which is not known to the EFCC.
“Any publication or advertorial to the contrary in the social or mainstream media can only be the handiwork of scammers.
“The public is hereby advised to be circumspect to avoid being ensnared by fraudsters,” he said.
Uwujaren pointed out that adverts for recruitment into the anti-graft agency were usually placed on mainstream media as well as the commission’s social media platforms.
He urged members of the public to ignore fraudulent alert messages purportedly issued by the EFCC Help Desk Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.
“Such messages are not from the EFCC as the commission has no ‘Help Desk,’ the spokesman added.