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Customs Arrests Three Fake Job Syndicates

The Calabar Free Trade Zone in Cross River and Akwa Ibom Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested three suspected job syndicates.

The Customs Area Controller in charge of Calabar Free Trade Zone and Akwa Ibom Area Command, Mrs. Patience Burromvyat, said the suspects were arrested this month in Calabar.

She said the suspects were nabbed for issuing fake Customs recruitment letters to the public and swindling them.

Burromvyat added that the arrest was made possible through a tip-off by the public and surveillance
by officers.

“Their method of operation involves opening a fake website on which they advertise recruitment purportedly by NCS to attract job seekers who are duped.

“I take this opportunity to advise the public, especially job seekers, to beware of Internet fraudsters who ask for money to give jobs.

“Recruitment into the Nigerian Customs Service will be advertised in the media at the appropriate time by the headquarters,’’ she said.

The controller said the suspects would be arraigned after investigation, to act as a deterrent to others.

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