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FIRS warns of employment scammers, vows to take legal actions against perpetrators

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has cautioned the general public to be vigilant and not to deal with scam artists who pose as recruitment agents for the Service and collect huge sums of money from unsuspecting victims with the promise to provide them employment.

In a statement issued on Monday by the Special Assistant to the Executive Chairman, FIRS, on Media and Communication, Johannes Oluwatobi Wojuola, the Management cautioned the public to be wary of employment scam artists.

The Service warned that it is not conducting any recruitment at the moment, stressing that it does not conduct recruitment exercises through back door channels.

“Should the FIRS at any instance have need to expand its workforce and consequently seek to recruit competent hands to carry out the task of revenue mobilization for the nation, the public can rest assured that the Service would follow appropriate channels and processes in doing so; including advertisements on public channels of communication, followed by rigorous screening, interviews and examination exercises.

“The FIRS also wishes to caution media practitioners not to allow their mediums to be used as platforms for publishing unauthorized fake application processes and recruitment portals that hoodwink the unsuspecting public”, the statement added.

The Service also vowed to take all necessary legal action against any platform found to be engaged in such fraudulent advertisement.

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