Fraudsters adopt new strategy to make cheap money

By Eze-David Abraham

Fraudsters have adopted a new  strategy in carrying out their nefarious activities in Imo State.
Recently they have converted walls of residential and commercial houses into emergency bill boards to advertise non-existent jobs in a renewed effort to defraud innocent Nigerians.
These advertisements on the walls are not real but aimed at defrauding thousands of job-seeking Nigerian graduates, according to Christian Voice investigation.
Our Reporter who did the investigation noted that the vacancies advertised on the walls were so numerous that if they were genuine, every unemployed youth in Owerri, at least, will get a job.
“Again, the salaries they are offering are too fat to be true”, he said.
Narrating her experience, a female undergraduate said she called and got the number indicated in a wall advertisement  as no address was given.
She said she was asked to send her CV through an SMS to a different number and she was told that the company produced fruit juice in Owerri although neither the address nor the name of the company was disclosed to her.
“At that point, I concluded that I was dealing with fraudsters”, she said.
In the case of John Chukwunyere the wall advertisement he responded to was pointedly fake.
According to him, on calling the number indicated on the advert, he was asked to send his application with N1,500 MTN re-charge card to the number with the alibi that the re-charge card would be used to contact him if he was eventually employed.
A Media Assistant to one of the Transition Committee Chairmen who preferred unanimity advised security agencies to investigate the matter, adding that all advertisements should be placed in the appropriate media for authenticity.
He warned Imo citizens not to fall for the fraudsters, adding that their activities had become a big problem to the  the entire people of Imo.
Efforts to  speak to  the Police Image maker on the matter was unsuccessful as he was said to be very busy but a source close to the command said the police are on the trail of the fake job advertisers and would deal decisively with anyone arrested in connection with the fake adverts.

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