Police, JAMB Caution Candidates Against Patronising Fake websites

To avoid falling for fake websites, candidates preparing for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination have been cautioned by the Nigerian police and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said there were several fake websites created by unscrupulous individuals with the intention of misleading candidates.

He advised applicants to exercise caution when using their strategies, stating that the phoney websites were made to trick naive candidates into divulging personal information such as phone numbers, email addresses, and registration numbers.

“Both JAMB and the Nigeria Police Force condemn these fraudulent activities and hereby reiterate the readiness to safeguard the interests of candidates and maintain the integrity of the examination process.

“We urge parents, guardians, and all stakeholders to ensure that candidates print their UTME Notification Slips only from the Board’s approved website: www.jamb.gov.ng.

“Candidates can print their slips from the comfort of their homes or visit any of the over 700 accredited Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres nationwide,” he said.

Adejobi clarified that the police were aware of the strategies used by con artists, particularly about the yearly evaluation and admittance processes.

He thus said that both organisations were aggressively educating the public and candidates about these dishonest tactics.

“Any candidate who visits these fake sites will definitely have unreliable information and thereby miss out on the forthcoming exams.

“Candidates are advised to print their UTME Notification Slips before Friday, 19th April 2024, to access vital information about their examinations.

“Any website other than www.jamb.gov.ng offering UTME slip printing services is fake and designed to defraud candidates,” he said.

He also called on candidates to beware of websites offering ‘live’ questions and answers, as they were false and deceptive, saying that accessing such materials was prohibited.

He further said the board was partnering with the Nigeria Police Force National Cyber Crime Centre (NPF-NCCC) to address online scam-related issues seamlessly.

He assured candidates and the public of the force’s firm dedication to ensuring a fair and transparent examination process.

He also stressed that the Inspector General of Police had ordered the NPF-NCCC to go after scammers and fraudsters who engage in cyber-related crimes and create phishing sites/portals.

On his part, the JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, pledged the Board’s commitment to continue playing its role

He, therefore, urged candidates to ignore any unsolicited messages noting that they were from elements who aim at defrauding candidates.

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