Fraud: JAMB doesn't operate on Instagram

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has issued a warning to the public regarding a fake Instagram account.

Fraud: JAMB doesn't operate on Instagram

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has issued a warning to the public regarding a fake Instagram account. This caution came after complaints were made by candidates through their official channels.

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According to a candidate’s account, they were instructed by the JAMB Page on Instagram to raise a ticket on the official website for their result, which was under investigation. After raising the ticket, they messaged the JAMB Instagram account, only to receive a reply stating that they needed to pay ‚ā¶3,000 for further follow-up and petitioning.

The Instagram account in question, ‘Jambutme’, had amassed around 16,300 followers and had posted 269 times. While their profile claimed not to be impersonating JAMB, they offered to address JAMB-related complaints, attracting unsuspecting individuals.

However, JAMB’s official handle on Instagram has categorically stated that they do not maintain any accounts on the platform. They issued a clear warning: “Kindly be aware that you have visited a fraudulent site. JAMB doesn’t operate any accounts on Instagram at the moment. You’re hereby advised not to pay any individual or organization for any JAMB-related services on social media.”

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The revelation surprised some candidates. One tweeted, “Wow, so this JAMB account on Instagram is fake.” Another questioned why government security agencies couldn’t track down this cybercrime syndicate and apprehend those responsible. They suggested that JAMB, as an established government agency, should not only post disclaimers but also involve the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in pursuing the perpetrators.

In light of this situation, it’s crucial to exercise caution online and verify official channels before engaging with any JAMB-related services or information. If you encounter suspicious accounts, promptly report them to prevent others from falling victim to scams. Stay vigilant!