The Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps on Thursday debunked a viral message across social media platforms from an aptitude test on January 8.

This was stated in a statement signed by the body’s spokesman, Olusola Odumosu.

The body described the message as “false, misleading and a calculated attempt by scammers and cybercriminals to take advantage of the recruitment process.”

The NSCDC warned the public not to fall victim to job scammers, and asked job seekers to remain calm and patient in order to get authentic updates and information about the hiring process.

The statement read: “The attention of the Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps has been drawn to a wrongly crafted message to applicants regarding the recently announced NSCDC 2022 recruitment exercise circulating in the media, various social media platforms and advocacy groups. WhatsApp.

“The message that reads in parts states that, ‘The Board of Immigration, Fire, Correctional, Civil Defense and Services wishes to inform the general public that the computer-based aptitude test for recruitment into the Security and Defense Corps Civil of Nigeria will be held on January 8, 2023 in the 36 states of the federation and FCT. Nigerian Civil Defense Update on CBT Exams Date, Venue and Time
The Nigerian Immigration Service on Friday advised all shortlisted candidates for the CDCFIB computer-based aptitude test to start checking their email addresses/phones for notifications from their test centers from noon.

“NSCDC wishes to state clearly and categorically that this message is false, misleading, and a calculated attempt by scammers and cybercriminals to take advantage of the recruitment process to extort money from unsuspecting applicants causing panic and creating unnecessary tension with the said write.

“Members of the public and desperate job seekers are hereby warned not to fall victim to extortion and job scams through a grandiose attempt by job scammers to misinform and confuse them into parting with different sums. of money on behalf of helping pre-select them for the aptitude test and placement at NSCDC.

“NSCDC takes this window to send a strong warning to the elements behind the fake news, that the Corps cyber experts have been ordered by Commanding General, Dr. Ahmed Audi, to go after the masterminds of this false and highly soon they will be fish.

“Therefore, scammers are cautioned to be prepared to face the full wrath of the law if they do not desist from this criminal method of amassing wealth at the expense of desperate job seekers who are vulnerable and can easily fall prey to their antics and his Anxiety to get a job.

“The public should be informed that the NSCDC recruitment, enlistment and promotion exercises are coordinated and supervised by the Civil Protection, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Service Board under the chairmanship of Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola.

“We ask the public to remain calm and patient for the authentic update and information on the hiring process.

“All updates regarding the 2022 recruitment exercise will be officially released and will be made publicly available by the Board in due course.”