The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday decried the proliferation of fake Social media accounts in the name of Senior Customs Officers purportedly, auctioning seized goods or conducting recruitment exercise into the Service and warned that crooks perpetuating this would be brought to book, when caught.
The Service gave the warning in a statement issued by the Customs national image maker, Joseph Attah, stressing that the fake information circulating in the social media did not emanate from the NCS.
“The miscreants are now advancing their nefarious activities with false testimonies by supposed beneficiaries of auction sales thanking the Customs Public Relations Officer, DC, Joseph Attah and other senior Customs Officers for their “facilitation”.
“The Service wishes to categorically state that the fake information circulating in the social media did not emanate from the NCS as social media has never been a platform used for serious things like auction, recruitment or award of contracts in the Service.
“Members of the public are therefore advised to disregard the purported testimonies via pseudo-social media accounts.
For the avoidance of doubt, NCS e-auction official link is app1.trade.gov.ng/eauction
“The Service official website and other social media handles are:
*Facebook page: Nigeria Customs Service
Radio: ncbn 106.7fm
TV: ncbn via startime channel 193″, Deputy Comptroller Attah further said, while advising members of the public to be wary of the fraudsters whose mission was only to defraud gullible Nigerians, evenb as efforts are fully mobilised to track and arrest them and prosecute them.