Customs warns public against recruitment, auction scams



The Nigeria Customs Service has alerted its stakeholders that it is not presently recruiting and that auction of seized or overtime cargo remain suspended till further notice.

A statement by the Deputy Public Relations Officer, Mr Jeseph Attah, said the reminder was 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 (Rtd) advertising job vacancies, auction and contracts.
 The customs expressed disgust saying it was disheartening to note that despite several warnings, arrests and prosecutions, internet fraudsters still used online platform to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians. 

It therefore warned by advising people to stop patronising such seemingly juicy offers on the internet, promising job, auction and contracts upon payment of some amount of money into private accounts.

It said that for the avoidance of doubt, the NCS informs the general public that it is not undergoing any recruitment exercise and that no auction of seized vehicles or overtime cargo was being done until further notice. 

It advised the public to help the Service get rid of the fraudsters by reporting suspicious offers online or traditional media to the nearest Customs formation.