The Management of the Federal Polytechnic Nedeke, Imo state, on Thursday, says the institution is not conducting any form of recruitment, and warned members of the public not to be misled by racketeers whose stock-in-trade is to deceive and extort innocent people.
The warning comes in order to alert the public on the nefarious activities of internet fraudsters who goes about scamming desperate members of the public with a utopian promise of a job at the polytechnic.
Engr. Michael Arimanwa, the rector of the Polytechnic, while alerting the general public on the latest scam which contained in a release forwarded to AFRIPOST on Thursday, maintained regretted that the new method devised by these unscrupulous elements is to clone the social media accounts of public officers to offer fake jobs at a fee, warning the public to be wary of them.
According to the rector, “I have only one Facebook account and I have not been requesting friendship, lately. Do not become a victim. If you are already friends with me on Facebook, kindly ignore any further invitation for friendship. If you are not already my friend on Facebook, please be diligent enough to confirm by phone call, SMS, WhatsApp or any other means that I am the one requesting friendship.”
Arimanwa called on security agencies to investigate those found culpable in cloning his facebook account and seeking to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
“The polytechnic management under me as rector unequivocally that he neither sends friendship requests on Facebook nor demand money from anyone under any guise.
“Empolyment in the institution is purely by merit when the times comes, and no one pays any fee for it. People should avoid anyone, however close to him, who requests money from them in order to be favoured with a job slot,” he concluded.