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SCAM ALERT! 2017 Nigeria Customs Service Recruitment | Beware of 419

Fake Job at Nigerian Customs Service

A message emerged today on a popular messaging app, WhatsApp, that the Nigeria Customs Service is recruiting for replacements.

According to the fraudulent NSC recruitment, which has gone viral on the messaging app, vacancies are available for Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Assistant Inspector of Customs, and Custom Assistant.

It directed interested applicants to forward their CV to nigeriacustomservicereplacement@mail.ru, a mail service which is Russian-based.Fake Job at Nigerian Customs Service

How Legitimate are the vacancies?

A visit to the Nigeria Customs Service Official website shows that there’s no vacant position at the NSC at the moment.

To check the authenticity of job listing at NSC for yourself, please visit NSC recruitment page at https://www.customs.gov.ng/jobs/joblistings.php

Things to watch out for in the purported scam email

The extension of the email address @mail.ru is owned by a Russian-based internet service. From our research, it shows that the mail was created for the purpose of defrauding the large number of Nigerian youths, some of who are desperately in search of job.

The fact the mail.ru is Russian doesn’t mean that the sender is from Russia. We believe that the sender of the message is Nigerian-based.

Mail.ru isn’t popular among Nigerians, which is one of the reasons for using it. The sender knows that Nigerians are more familiar with gmail, and yahoo. Nigerian could have easily identified the two.

“Mail.Ru Group, ООО (commonly referred to asMail.Ru22) is a Russian Internet company. It was started in 1998 as an e-mail service and went on to become a major corporate figure in the Russian-speaking segment of the Internet.”—Wikipedia

Official email addresses of Nigeria Customs Service are

  1. info@customs.gov.ng,  
  2. paarhelpdesk@customs.gov.ng

Note that @customs.gov.ng is a custom-email which usually comes with a custom domain. And note that NSC isn’t recuiting now, don’t send your CV to either nigeriacustomservicereplacement@mail.ru or any other email address. There are guidelines for recruitment into military and paramilitary.

What will happen if you sent your CV to nigeriacustomservicereplacement@mail.ru?

You’d begin to receive unsolicited job vacancies abroad, which offers are mostly too good to ignore. Through that you’d be defrauded.Fake Job at Nigerian Customs Service

 

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