NCC Alerts the Public on Fake Online Recruitment Exercise
TECH DIGEST – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted the public not to fall prey to the false advertisements being circulated online soliciting applications for a purported recruitment exercise by the Commission for 2021/2022.
The Commission, in a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, notifies the public as follows:
“The Commission is NOT recruiting either directly or through any proxy for any position.
“The general public is hereby warned to be wary and vigilant to avoid falling victim to the ploys of fraudsters and scammers who are circulating the false recruitment notices.
“The public should note that the Commission has standard recruitment processes and procedures which it strictly abides by.
“ For accurate and reliable information, members of the public are advised to ALWAYS visit the Commission’s website (www.ncc.gov.ng) and its verified social media handles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube”.
This is coming on the heels of similar disclaimer issued by the Commission in which it discovered a spurious Facebook Account purporting to be that of the Commission.
According to the country’s telecommunication industry regulator, this fake account was spotted in the course of its regular online surveillance aimed at protecting telecoms consumers and industry stakeholders.
“The fraudulent Facebook account with the name: “Nigerian Communications Commission – NCC – Info Zone” was opened by unidentified individuals, ostensibly to deceive and defraud unsuspecting members of the public, some of whom, as NCC believes, may have inadvertently signed on to the fake Facebook account.
“It is important to emphasize that the official, authentic and verified Facebook account of the Commission is: “NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION” with over 192,193 followers and the Commission strongly advises the general public and telecom consumers to beware of this cloned Facebook account, as the NCC has no affiliation whatsoever with it.
“This is a typical case of profile cloning often used to create a fake profile identical to an original one, for the purpose of misleading and defrauding the unsuspecting general public.