The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cautioned members of the public against a social media account that was created in the name of the board.
The Board said it does not have a social media account.
The Registrar made this known in a statement by the board’s Head of Pubic Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, which was made available to journalists in Abuja.
”The attention of the Board has been drawn to a LinkedIn account purported to be the account of the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, and sending friend requests to members of the public.
” This is a ploy initiated with the sole aim of defrauding gullible members of the public.
” The Board wishes to state that Prof. Is-haq Oloyede does not own or operate any social media account and neither has he asked anybody to open or manage one on his behalf.
” LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. As such, it should be noted that the goal of the site is to enable registered users to connect with people they know and trust professionally. Professor Oloyede does not belong to this class of individuals nor intend to join.”
Dr Benjamin said the disclaimer became necessary in view of some unscrupulous elements, who have purportedly opened a LinkedIn account on his behalf to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public.
He said their claims included erudite professors helping to network business enterprises, managing careers, providing jobs, running a research firm or connecting people with business contacts of firms or industry through the account.
He added that the board urges the general public to be wary of these criminal elements so as not to fall victims to the scammers.