Customs cautions public against impersonation of officers

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has cautioned the general public to be wary of activities of some unscrupulous elements impersonating its officers on social media.

Customs’ Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, gave the warning in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

He said, “The attention of NCS has been again drawn to the proliferation of fake social media accounts in the name of Senior Customs Officers purportedly auctioning assorted seized goods and in some cases, conducting recruitment exercises into the Service.

“The miscreants are now advancing their nefarious activities with false testimonies by supposed beneficiaries of auction sales thanking the Customs Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah and other senior Customs Officers for their ‘facilitation’.”

Attah said the fake information circulating in the social media did not emanate from the Customs, as social media had never been a platform used for serious things like auction, recruitment or award of contracts in the Service.

“The Service by this notice, hereby advises members of the public to be wary of these fraudsters who are out to defraud gullible Nigerians as efforts and resources are being fully mobilised to track and arrest them to face the wrath of the law,” he said.

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