DSS alerts public about fake recruitment scam

- The DSS has advised the public to be wary of fraudulent persons and groups who engage in impersonation

- DSS states that it does not charge money when carrying out employment

- The service warns that it will deal decisively with anyone caught in the act of impersonating it

The Department of State Security (DSS) has notified the public about fraudulent persons and groups who extort money from unsuspecting members of the public with a promise to employ them into the service.

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The service in a statement on Thursday, December 7, stated that it is not carrying out any form of employment exercise, PR Nigeria reports.

It stated that it does not charge money when carrying out employment.

“The public is therefore, advised to be wary of these fraudulent persons and groups whose stock in trade has remained the spread of falsehood and engagement in impersonation. The Service further warns that it will, in accordance with the law, not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone caught in the act of impersonating it.

“While efforts have been sustained at uncovering the network of these fraudsters, the public is enjoined to pass relevant information relating to this to the nearest Service Command,” the DSS noted.

This is not the first time a government agency would be coming out to warn the public about fake employment.

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Recently, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) drew the attention of the public to the activities of suspected fraudsters claiming to be conducting recruitment exercises on its behalf.

The customs public relations unit in a statement on Facebook on Thursday, October 26, warned that such persons were looking for greedy and desperate people to defraud.

NCS said such dubious persons were in the habit of using names and pictures of customs officers to deceive people into believing that they are dealing with genuine customs officers.

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