Nigerians Fall For NNPC Job Scam Pay N7500 for Application Form

Published On: May 12, 2015, 1:45 pm
Author: Giwa bayo
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Several job seekers have fallen victims of an online scam syndicate offering placements into the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for a fee.
The job scam required applicants to fill an online application form online after which they would get a confirmation letter identifying them as "successful" applicants.
Dear applicant, we wish to inform you that your resume application has been observed, processed and approved. You have been stated for listing and recruitment," one of the letters read.
Contact our Human Resource Manager on +2348138375214 for directives, information, interview details and the purchase of recruitment application form and deadline for submission."
“Any form of indiscipline is not allowed in this recruitment process. Also, management will not be held responsible for disapproval of application due to inability to relocate or change residence to Abuja. An agreement will be signed in your recruitment form when purchased for licensed authority.”
After the confirmation, applicants were asked to pay N7500 into a United Bank for Africa (UBA) account for the purchase of a recruitment application form which they are expected to fill and return.
One Odiase James, presented as the NNPC recruitment accountant, is the holder of the UBA account: 2078728969. Some applicants fell victim but some backed out at the payment stage. One of them Wale Igwe [not real name], said that he applied but did not pay the fee.
 I actually filled the application form online and later received an email that I had been shortlisted," he said.“It was during the process of payment that I discovered that it was a ruse.
"I refused to pay despite several calls from one of the fraudsters that my position would be given to another applicant.
Meanwhile, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, told the medium that the corporation is not recruiting at the moment.
They are fraudsters," Alegbe said. "We will expose them once we have their details. "We will soon put out a disclaimer.
Online job scams are common in Nigeria.
In November 2014, a 53-year-old primary school certificate holder, Moses Olayemi, duped a  Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Dr Aliyu Salimon of N2.5 million under the pretext of conducting a National Assembly screening for a Federal appointment.

-- echeeche (m) at 12-05-2015 01:51PM
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Nija people wetin we no go hear in this our beloved country  ,,chai for poverty sake
-- edpete (m) at 12-05-2015 01:57PM
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Everybody want to chop NNPC money!
-- PoliticxGuru (m) at 12-05-2015 02:36PM
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Na naija we dey ooo
-- vickie_guz (f) at 12-05-2015 03:36PM
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Na wa ooo
-- ozavize (f) at 12-05-2015 04:25PM
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God help the unemployed
-- XTnote (m) at 12-05-2015 08:30PM
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U guys be original mumu to have fallen for that
-- Wysetots (m) at 13-05-2015 06:25AM
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*Shaking My Head*
-- beneno (m) at 13-05-2015 07:12AM
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-- elchymo (m) at 19-08-2015 03:34AM
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Chai. Too bad