By Caleb Ayansina
ABUJA – The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), yesterday, warned the general public, particularly the prospective corps members, to disregard activities of some hackers requesting them to make payment for posting or to change their posting.
A statement signed by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relation, Mrs Abosede Aderibigbe in Abuja said the scheme had not started posting to state of deployment and would not request any prospective corps members to pay for posting, discribing it as the work of cyber criminals.
The statement reads: “The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to the activities of some hackers sending messages requesting prospective Corps members to go and check their states of deployment online.
“They refer their victims to a link and ask them to enter their login details as well as choices made during their online registration.
“Management wishes to inform prospective Corps members that posting to states of deployment has not commenced; but will be done at the appropriate time in line with our laid down processes.
“The so-called “link” being sent to prospective Corps members is the handiwork of cyber criminals and should, therefore, be disregarded.
“Prospective Corps members are particularly warned not to make payments for posting or change of posting as that is clearly the motive of the cyber criminals.
“Management will inform prospective Corps members as soon as their posting letters are ready for printing online or delivery to their various institutions of graduation.”