The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has alerted the public on the “nefarious activities of fraudsters” impersonating the Executive Chairman and soliciting for names of job seekers for employment through text messages just as they extort various sums of advance payments.
The FIRS noted that, it is unfortunate despite the agency’s arrest and prosecution of some perpetrators of “this illegal job racketeering”, the perpetrators still continue.
According to the press statement signed by the Executive Chairman, Muhammad Nami, FIRS emphatically dissociated itself from this recruitment scam and sent “very strong warning to those involved in this job scam and racketeering to desist forthwith or else the full weight of the law would be brought on anyone caught in this detestable act.”
Further, the FIRS warned the public to be “wary of carrying out any cash transactions with anybody or group of persons for the purpose of job placement in the Service, or should report such people to the appropriate authorities.”
According to the FIRS, “The Service also wishes to reiterate that whenever it decides to carry out recruitment the general public would be notified through appropriate channels of communication.
“The Service is also using this opportunity to reassure the public that whenever the time comes for recruitment due process would be followed. No candidate would be required to pay anything to be employed into the Service.”