CBN Disowns Fake Recruitment Portal, Warns Public Against Fraudsters


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has dissociated itself from a fake recruitment portal that has been inviting unsuspecting members of the public to submit applications for a recruitment exercise that does not exist.

The apex bank warned Nigerians to be wary of illegal portals and fraudulent recruitment agents who are bent on taking advantage of the employment challenge to defraud eligible applicants, particularly young graduates.

In a statement released by the Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Dr. Isa AbdulMumin, the CBN emphasized that it is currently not carrying out any general recruitment exercise and will never request for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) of intending applicants nor discriminate against persons with physical disabilities.

The fraudulent website claimed that possession of a BVN is a requirement for eligibility to apply for the non-existent recruitment exercise and that persons with physical disabilities are not eligible to apply. The CBN condemned these false claims and urged the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities.

The CBN’s warning comes amidst the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria, which has led to an increase in fraudulent recruitment schemes by unscrupulous individuals and organizations. The bank advised members of the public to only apply for job vacancies through verified channels and to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement agencies.

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