The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Thursday debunked a viral message via social media platforms of an aptitude test on January 8.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Spokesperson for the Corps, Olusola Odumosu.
The corps described the message as “fake, misleading and a calculated attempt by fraudsters and cyber criminals to take advantage of recruitment process”.
NSCDC warned the public not to fall prey to job scammers, enjoining job seekers to remain calm and patient for authentic updates and information on the recruitment process.
The statement read, “The attention of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has been drawn to an erroneously crafted message to applicants about the recently advertised NSCDC 2022 recruitment exercise circulating in the media, various social media platforms and WhatsApp groups.
“The message which reads in parts states that, ‘The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board wishes to inform the general public that the Computer Based Aptitude Test for recruitment into the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps will hold on the 8th of January, 2023 in the 36 States of the federation and FCT. Nigeria Civil Defence Update on CBT Exams Date, Venue and Time
The Nigeria Immigration Service, on Friday, advised all shortlisted candidates for the CDCFIB Computer-Based Aptitude Test to start checking their email addresses/phones for their exam centres notifications as from midday.
“The NSCDC wishes to state clearly and categorically that this message is fake, misleading and a calculated attempt by fraudsters and cyber criminals to take advantage of the recruitment process in order to extort unsuspecting applicants of their monies by causing panic and creating unnecessary tension with the said write up.
“Members of the public and desperate job seekers are hereby warned not to fall victim to Extortions and Job Scams through a grandiose attempt by job racketeers to misinform and confuse them into parting with different sums of money in the name of helping to shortlist them for the aptitude test and getting placement in NSCDC .
“NSCDC seizes this window to send a strong warning to those elements behind the fake news, that, the Corps’ cyber experts have been directed by the Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Audi, to go after the masterminds of this fake information and very soon they will be fished out.
“Fraudsters are therefore warned to be ready to face the full wrath of the law if they don’t desist from this criminal method of amassing wealth at the expense of desperate job seekers who are vulnerable and can easily fall prey due to their antics and their anxiety to get jobs.
“The public should be informed that the NSCDC recruitments, enlistment and promotion exercises are coordinated and supervised by the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire, Immigration Service Board under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.
“We enjoined the public to remain calm and patient for the authentic update and information on the recruitment process.
“All updates with regards to the 2022 recruitment exercise would be published officially and made available to the public by the Board in due course.”