The management of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has warned members of the public to ignore any advertisement attributed to the institution purportedly seeking to offer jobs to Nigerians.
NAN reports that Sam kpenu, the varsity’s spokesman, broke the news in a statement on Monday.
Kpenu said that the fake recruitment notice was the handiwork of fraudsters and warned aspiring applicants against falling prey to the scam.
“The attention of UNIPORT management has been drawn to a fake Facebook account opened with the name of the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Okodudu,” the statement read.
“The criminally minded persons behind the account are asking unsuspecting Nigerians to pay N200,000 for a non-existing placement at the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja. The fake account is operated by a faceless individual with phone numbers: 07062317279 and 09029277867.”
Kpenu explained that advertisements for recruitment into the university are usually placed on mainstream media as well as the university’s website for applicants to apply.
“To this end, the university wishes to dissociate herself and the vice chancellor, Prof. Stephen Okodudu, from the fake Facebook, LinkedIn and Instragram accounts, among others” it added.
“The public is hereby advised to be cautious to avoid being ensnared by fraudsters. The acting vice chancellor does not operate nor have such social media handles.”
The varsity’s spokesman said the matter had already been reported to security agencies to facilitate the arrest and prosecution of those behind the scam
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