Immigration Service warns public against recruitment scam

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) is cautioning the public to consider as false, publications about the recruitment of personnel into the service.

According to the Service, it has not embarked on any recruitment exercise and does not embark on recruitment or enlistment exercises through social media platforms, agents or intermediaries.

Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Immigration Service, Supt Michael Amoako-Atta warned the public to be wary of such notices.

“We have monitored on the social media about false speculation of information that the GIS has started recruitment exercise. People are being invited to pay money for medical examination forms and others are requested to pay money for protocol recruitment.  I think that we need to come out to let the public know that these adverts are not coming from the service.”

“When we embark on recruitments, we don’t engage third parties or middlemen to work on our behalf. So when we want to engage in any recruitment drive, we will initially advertise in the national dailies where the processes are spelt out such that monies are paid through banks and not via mobile money”, Supt Michael Amoako-Atta further advised.

Some unscrupolus people continue to demand thousands of cedis from victims while assuring them of getting them enlisted in the immigration service without stress.

Meanwhile, the public have been asked to be vigilant and ensure they follow only the officially advertised recruitment steps

The Immigration Service, like other security agencies in the country, consistently have to deal with unscrupulous persons who seek to capitalize on the desperation of persons seeking enlistment to defraud them by posing as high-level officials of the Service, and promising to secure them enlistment after payment of various sums of money.

Although citizes have been advised on several occasions to be alert, many people continue to fall victim to such scams.