UNIPORT warns public over fake recruitment ad on social media



The of the University of Harcourt (UNIPORT) warned members of the public to ignore an advertisement purportedly by the institution, seeking to offer jobs to Nigerians.

The university’s Spokesman, Sam kpenu, gave the warning in a statement available to newsmen on Monday in Harcourt.

Kpenu said that the fake recruitment notice was the handiwork of fraudsters and warned aspiring applicants against falling prey to the scam.

He said: ”The attention of UNIPORT been drawn to a fake Facebook account opened with the name of the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Okodudu.

”The criminally minded persons behind the account are asking unsuspecting Nigerians to pay N200,000 for a non-existing placement the Federal Ministry of Education, .

”The fake account is operated by a faceless individual with phone numbers: 07062317279 and 09029277867.”

Kpenu pointed out that advertisements for recruitment the university usually placed on the mainstream medi, as well as the university’s 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.

”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,” he warned.

The UNIPORT spokesman said the matter had already been reported to security agencies, to enable them to arrest and prosecute those behind the scam. (NAN)