…as fraudsters continue to fleece unsuspecting jobseekers
By Soni Daniel
Abuja – The Department of State Services ,Thursday, made it clear that it was not currently recruiting and had no reason to demand for any form of payment from anyone under the guise of giving them employment.
The SSS in a statement signed by Tony Opuiyo, said it was forced to clear the air on the matter following continued activities of fraudsters, who are on the prowl extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public under the pretext of offering them employment with the service.
The statement said, “The attention of the State Security Service (SSS) has once again been drawn to the illegal activities of some fraudulent persons and groups who extort money from unsuspecting members of the public with a promise to employ them into the Service.
“The Service wishes to state for the umpteenth time that it is not currently employing or carrying out any form of exercise in that regard.
“The public may note that in the event that the Service recruits, it does not charge money for that purpose. The public is therefore, advised to be wary of these fraudulent persons and groups whose stock in trade has remained the spread of falsehood and engagement in impersonation.
“The Service further warns that it will, in accordance with the law, not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone caught in the act of impersonating it.
“While efforts have been sustained at uncovering the network of these fraudsters, the public is enjoined to pass relevant information relating to this to the nearest Service Command,” the security agency said.