Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it is currently not recruiting new staff.
The agency was reacting to a fake EFCC Recruitment Form 2021 circulating in the social media.
In a statement issued by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, on Saturday, the commission said fraudsters have taken to social media, providing link for unsuspecting members of the public seeking employment into the EFCC.
It also raised the alarm that the fraudsters are circulating forged Employment Letters and extorting people.
The EFCC emphasised that there’s no ongoing recruitment process in the commission.
“Scammers bent on defrauding hapless job seekers, have been active in the social media, providing 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’,” the statement read.
“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 anti-graft agency also disclosed that it is on the trail of the fraudsters behind the devious scheme, adding that 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: [email protected],” the statement added.