According to the Nigerian news agency, the Federal Capital Territory-Internal Revenue Service has denied the false appointment letters circulating in the name of the service with the intention of defrauding unsuspecting Nigerians.
The head, Corporate Communications, FCT-IRS, Malam Mustapha Sumaila, announced in a statement Sunday in Abuja.
Sumaila, who said FCT-IRS is not currently recruiting, warned the general public to be careful not to fall victim to those unscrupulous elements.
“The attention of the management of the Federal Capital Territory-Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) was drawn to the dissemination of false letters of appointment in the name of the service with the intention of defrauding unsuspecting Nigerians.
“We ask the general public to be wary of the activities of these scammers, who try to defraud them of their hard-earned savings.
The fake employment letters did not come from the FCT-IRS, so anyone sponsoring such scammers does so at their own risk.
“In the meantime, we have turned our spotlight on the nefarious activities of these negative elements with the aim of getting them to book,” he said.