The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has stated that it is presently neither recruiting nor auctioning seized or overtime, adding that such activities remain suspended till further notice.
In a statement by its Deputy Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, the NCS said the warning became necessary to prevent people from being defrauded by criminal elements who open fake Facebook accounts in the name of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Retd), advertising job vacancies, auction and contracts.
The NCS said: “It is disheartening to note that despite several warnings, arrests and prosecutions, internet fraudsters are still using this online platform to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians. It is therefore imperative to advice people to stop patronizing these seemingly juicy offers on the internet, promising job, auction and contracts upon payment of some amount of money into private accounts.
“For the avoidance of doubt, NCS wishes to inform the general public that it is not undergoing any recruitment exercise. Similarly, auction of seized vehicles or overtime cargo remain suspended until further notice.
“While refusing to patronize them you could also help the Service to get rid of the fraudsters by reporting suspicious offers online or traditional media to the nearest Customs formation,” he stated.