LAGOS – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has disassociated self from a recruitment 2020/2021 WhatsApp group going viral on social media.
Discribing the purported WhatsApp group as fake, EFCC urged the general public to discredit the social media platform.
In a statement issued by the Commission’s Head Media, Publicity on Monday, the Anti-Corrupt Agency dissociated self from the activities of the Group, saying “it’s not known to the EFCC”.
The anti graft agency noted that employment into the commission is not an under-the-table affair, as such exercise is usually preceded by elaborate advertorial in the media and the agency’s social media platforms.
The EFCC also urged the public is to be circumspect to avoid being ensnared by fraudsters.
The statement read, “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to the activities of a group on WhatsApp, dedicated to EFCC Recruitment 2020/2021.
“The Commission wishes to dissociate itself from the activities of the Group, which is not known to the EFCC.
“For the umpteenth time, the Commission reiterates earlier pronouncements that the agency is currently not recruiting. Any publication or advertorial to the contrary, in the social or mainstream media, can only be the handiwork of scammers.
“The public is hereby advised to be circumspect to avoid being ensnared by fraudsters.
“Employment into the EFCC is not an under-the-table affair, as such exercise is usually preceded by elaborate advertorial in the media and Commission’s social media platforms.
“The public is also to treat with caution, fraud alert messages on WhatsApp, ascribed to the EFCC Help Desk Headquarters Jabi, Abuja.
”Such messages are not from the EFCC as the Commission has no “Help Desk”.