Following the use of photos of a pretty Customs officer by a Facebook page Ademola Victoria to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians, the Customs officer identified as Izekor Helen Nosa whose pictures is being used to commit the alleged scam, has notified the general public of the said act.
The Customs officer in her Facebook post, also told everyone that the Nigeria Custom Service does NOT in any way advertise recruitment or sell seized cars on Social Media. She added that she is an Assistant Superintendent of Customs II working with the Nigeria Customs Service. Here’s what she wrote;
My Name is Izekor Helen Nosa an Assistant Superintendent of Customs II working with the Nigeria Customs Service. Please be informed that Some social media fraudsters have been using my pictures to advertise Customs Recruitment and Sale of Customs Seized Vehicles..
Please be informed that I am not in any way connected to this act. It is also worthy of note that the Nigeria Custom Service does NOT in any way advertise recruitment or sell seized cars on Social Media. I hereby use this medium to inform the general public to ignore any post using my picture or name to advertise the sale of any vehicle by the Custom in an attempt to defraud innocent members of the public.
However, the Service and relevant authorities are making efforts to track down those involved in this social media fraud..
Here are some of her photos below;
The fake account owner had been sending friend requests to people, and whoever accepts the request on the social media platform, automatically becomes a prospective victim to the carefully plotted scam.
A young graduate, who ignorantly fell victim to the scam, narrated how the scammer who posed as a Customs official gained access to his information on Facebook in the process of looking for a Customs job.