The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday, January 13, announced that it has shortlisted 162,399 applicants for its aptitude test among the 828,333 that applied for various positions in 2019.
In a statement released by deputy comptroller, Joseph Attah, NCS said the recruitment process was challenged by attempts by internet fraudsters to hack and discredit it.
The statement read: “The comptroller-general of customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has expressed dismay over the criminal activities of these elements and gave assurances of his determination to preside over a recruitment process that will be credible, transp arent and smooth from the beginning to the end.”
Meanwhile, The NCS recently urged the applicants to disregard information on a fake website inviting them for the recruitment examination.
“The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has again been drawn to the unrepentant a ctivities of internet fraudsters despite several scam alerts by NCS.
“Recent activities of these elements show criminal ingenuity, presenting fake platforms that appear seemingly genuine to deceive and extort unsuspecting applicants that the Ser vice has released short-listed names for recruitment examination/interview.
“For the umpteenth time, NCS wishes to state that these recruitment websites/platforms are fake and should not be patronised,” he said.
Attah urged members of the public to recall that customs denied several similar fake vacancies advertisement with a promise to properly inform the public whenever it was ready.
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“NCS is again warning against patronage of any release of short-listed candidates with a promise of letting successfully short-listed candidates know through their email ad dresses and telephone numbers soon.
“Additionally, such official release will be a news item in all NCS programmes on TV a nd Radio stations. (Note that the internet fraudsters don’t normally use the TV and Radio).
“Accordingly, all applicants are advised to disregard any invitation for recruitment examinat ion/interview and wait patiently for the official release and invitation from the Service, please,” he said.