The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) says a recent fraudulent employment scheme currently making the rounds online, especially on various social media platforms which suggests that the agency will soon commence ‘massive recruitment’ exercise is untrue and didn’t emanate from the Maritime Administration.
A statement by the agency disclaiming this fake employment site, noted that some faceless fraudulent persons have also been known to contact innocent Nigerians through e-mail, social media and other forms of internet publication soliciting for payment, inducement, advance fees or other favours in exchange for employment. “Victims stand the risk of extortion, hence, members of the public are warned not to make any payment whatsoever to unscrupulous persons parading themselves as employment agents.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, any party that puts itself forward as acting on behalf of NIMASA for the purpose of recruitment is completely false and NIMASA disclaims and bears no responsibility whatsoever for their action. NIMASA does not communicate employment vacancies through third party online channels, emails or social media platforms. NIMASA hereby expressly disassociates itself from such fraudulent online publications and posts and warns the unsuspecting public not to fall victims to such baseless and false schemes in the guise of employment opportunity,” the statement stated.
The agency further urged members of the public to treat with suspicion any such offerings and verify their claims in order not to fall prey to these scammers, as NIMASA has not designated any entity or persons to act on its behalf.
It further urged the public to report such incidents to [email protected] or the appropriate law enforcement agencies. This is even as it said that NIMASA disclaims any liability for any losses incurred by any person (s) as a result of reliance on such fraudulent e-mails/online publications.