The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday, refuted social media reports that the commission is currently recruiting.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren.
Uwujaren said the commission alerts the public about “EFCC Recruitment Form 2021 circulating in the social media.”
He lamented that scammers bent on defrauding hapless job seekers, have been active in the social media, providing link for unsuspecting members of the public seeking employment into the EFCC, to obtain, “EFCC Recruitment Form 2021/2022 and Guidelines Form and apply for the ongoing EFCC recruitment 2021”.
According to him, fraudsters are also circulating forged Offer of Employment Letters, purporting same to be from the EFCC, and extorting members of the public.
The anti graft agency spokesman said,
“The public should note that, there is no ongoing recruitment in the EFCC. The purported ‘EFCC Recruitment Form 2021’ as well as the ‘official recruitment portal’ and ‘Offer of Employment Letters’ are non -existent.
“For the avoidance of doubt, recruitment into the EFCC is a structured, transparent and merit-driven process which is always heavily advertised through the mass media and the Commission’s social media platforms. It is highly automated, with no place for the so-called Employment Form.
“The EFCC is on the trail of the scammers behind this devious scheme as no efforts will be spared to bring them to justice.”
He further urged members of the public to cross check “any doubtful information with the agency through: email@example.com.”
EFCC is a law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud) and money laundering.
It was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community’s efforts to fight money laundering.
The commission has its head office in Abuja and zonal offices across the country.