- JAMB has warned candidates awaiting results of the 2019 UTME to beware of fraudsters who deploy various methods to dupe them
- The examination board advised candidates to jealousy guard their registration numbers, as well as profile codes to avoid falling victims to the scam
- JAMB further urged candidates and parents to disregard messages or calls from people claiming to have access to classified information
The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates awaiting their results against fraudsters who deploy various methods to dupe them.
The JAMB board disclosed this in its Vol. 1, No 17 weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, April 28 in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathers that JAMB also advised candidates to jealousy guard their registration numbers, as well as profile codes to avoid falling victims to the scam.
The board also said that the fraudsters, once establishing the information needed, open up a line of communication with the candidates to dangle enticing offers to award them with higher scores in the yet to be released results.
“Candidates are to note that their registration numbers and profile codes are essential data that should not be disclosed to unauthorized persons.
“What these fraudsters do is take advantage of candidates’ naivety and subsequently obtain their registration number with which they print their examination notification slips with candidate’s numbers and other vital data.
“These fraudsters then use the information to send messages to same candidates disguising as officials of the board or persons who have special information, access and capacity to inflate scores, among other things.
“We therefore urge candidates to see their registration numbers and profile codes as security data similar to that of the ATM pin number which admits them to make withdrawal from their bank accounts.”
The board further urged candidates and parents to disregard messages or calls from any such persons who claim to have access to classified information.
However, the board said that security operatives have apprehended some of the fraudsters while still on the trail of others.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board assured candidates who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, that results would be ready from April 29.
The board’s head of media and publicity, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this on Saturday, April 27, in Bwari.
Benjamin said that screening of the results would soon be over and the results released.
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