The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is issuing a crucial scam alert regarding the escalating activities of fraudulent entities preying on unsuspecting individuals through social media platforms, falsely claiming association with the NCS for purposes of auctions or recruitment.
In a statement by the Chief Superintendent of Customs
National Public Relations Officer
for Comptroller General of Customs Abdullahi Maiwada states that Recent events brings the attention of customs to a a urge in scams orchestrated by deceitful individuals impersonating high-ranking officials within the NCS.
These fraudulent tactics exploit the public’s trust, promoting fictitious auctions and sham recruitment drives purportedly endorsed by our service.
It added that All seized or overtime goods have laid down Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for disposal in line with the Nigeria Customs Service Act, 2023.
It says that NCS officials are only authorized to conduct auctions or recruitment with the requisite legal backing in line with our processes and procedures.
The NCS unequivocally asserts that auctions of seized goods are never conducted via any social media platform. Any such claims on social media should be treated as fraudulent and promptly reported.
The general public is therefore alerted to go to customs portals For accurate and updated details about the Nigeria Customs Service and its operations, through the official NCS website, www.customs.gov.ng. Additionally, you can reach out to our help desk line at +2347037891156. And the official social media handles.
The statement advise individuals to visit any Customs formation nationwide and meet with the Public Relations Officers (PROs) to verify any financial commitments related to seized goods or recruitment before proceeding.
The statement further reiterates their commitment and unwavering support in protecting the public from fraudulent activities.