Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged members of the public to be beware of a fake recruitment form on social media.
The anti-graft agency, in a statement at the weekend, disclosed that it was not recruiting at the moment as being claimed by those behind the fake recruitment form.
According to the EFCC, some fraudsters are also circulating forged Offer of Employment Letters, purporting same to be from the agency and extorting members of the public.
Jobseekers have, therefore, been advised to ignore the scheme because as a structured organisation, recruitment into the EFCC is done transparently through a merit-driven process.
It further said when more hands are needed in the agency, such vacant positions are always heavily advertised through the mass media and on its social media platforms.
The statement, which further noted that its recruitment process is highly automated and has no place for the so-called Employment Form, disclosed that those perpetrators of this scheme would be hunted and prosecuted.
“The EFCC wishes to alert the public about fake EFCC Recruitment Form 2021 circulating in the social media and to warn that the Commission is currently not recruiting.
“Bent on defrauding hapless job seekers, [some fraudsters] have been active in the social media, providing a link for unsuspecting members of the public seeking employment into the EFCC, to obtain EFCC Recruitment Form 2021/2022 and Guidelines Form and apply for the ongoing EFCC recruitment 2021“.
“Fraudsters are also circulating forged Offer of Employment Letters, purporting same to be from the EFCC, and extorting members of the public.
“The public should note that, there is no ongoing recruitment in the EFCC. The purported ‘EFCC Recruitment Form 2021’, as well as the official recruitment portal and Offer of Employment Letters, are non-existent.
“For the avoidance of doubt, recruitment into the EFCC is a structured, transparent and merit-driven process which is always heavily advertised through the mass media and the Commission’s social media platforms. It is highly automated, with no place for the so-called Employment Form.
“The EFCC is on the trail of the scammers behind this devious scheme as no efforts will be spared to bring them to justice.
“The commission urges the public to cross-check any doubtful information with the agency through firstname.lastname@example.org,” the statement read.