The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has raised the alarm over activities of impostors and fake news websites spreading falsehood regarding “AMCON 2019/2020 Recruitment Exercise.”
In a statement issued on Thursday on behalf of the Corporation by Jude Nwauzor, Head, Corporate Communications, the agency warned members of the public to be wary of such advertisements.
In the statement which reads in part, the image-maker of the agency said, “To avoid falling into the deadly trap of fraudulent agents, the public is hereby informed that these stories are brazen falsehood, and are meant to mislead innocent job seekers as well as the public as AMCON is not currently recruiting and did not engage any agency whatsoever to recruit on its behalf.
“We therefore call on all stakeholders and indeed all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora to kindly disregard these misrepresentations and beware of online fraudsters who claim to work for or represent AMCON as the Corporation is NOT recruiting at the moment. To avoid being misled in terms of the origin of any news and information being circulated and bearing resemblance to our identity, kindly scrutinise any such news or information claiming to be from “AMCON”, by confirming the information on our website. Should AMCON decide to recruit anytime in the future, it does that directly from its Abuja office.
“It would be recalled that in April 2018, the online fraudsters, also attempted to disposes innocent job seekers claiming to have been commissioned by AMCON to recruit new staff on their behalf. Just as in this case, we issued a press release, which prevented hundreds of job seekers from falling prey to the heartless and dubious gang.”
The agency further reiterated the need for unsuspecting members of the public to stay clear of all such suspicious messages to avoid being swindled.