The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it is investigating at least three telephone lines and bank account numbers linked to members of the job scam syndicate.
The Director, Media and Advocacy of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said this in a statement to Financial Street on Tuesday.
He also alerted the public on the activities of some scammers taking advantage of the recent employment screening exercise to demand payments from shortlisted candidates for narcotic officers and narcotic assistants before they could be employed.
Babafemi said the agency had on May 12 and June 6 notified the public and job seekers to be wary of messages from persons claiming to be acting on behalf of NDLEA or its officials, demanding payment for employment.
The spokesman said intelligence gathered by the agency showed that some criminal elements at the receiving end of the ongoing offensive action by the NDLEA, were in the process of using the activities of the job scam syndicate as an instrument of blackmail against the agency or its officials using pliable online platforms.
“For the umpteenth time, we will like to reiterate that the agency is not recruiting into any cadre of its workforce. We just recently concluded the screening exercise for those whose employment process started in 2019.
“Any pretence by professional scammers to extort money from anyone, especially those who recently participated in the screening exercise, should be ignored and their details reported through our social media handles or direct messages,” he said.
Babafemi, while asking members of the public to heed the proffered advice in protecting themselves, nevertheless assured of the agency’s commitment and capacity to soon bring the scammers to book.
“Going by the level of investigations into the activities of these scammers so far, members of the public can rest assured that we shall soon bring the criminal elements behind the scam to the open,” he said.
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