The Western Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service says it is currently not undertaking any recruitment exercise as being speculated on social media.
The Command is thus cautioning the general public against an ongoing recruitment scam through which several people have been duped.
A statement signed by the Western Regional Public Affairs Director of GIS, ICO Moses Mannford Akakpo, stated that “criminal elements have resorted to the creation of fake social media accounts, using details of some prominent officers of the Service, in their attempt to deceive the unsuspecting general public. Ghana Immigration Service is currently not recruiting.”
The Western Regional Immigration Service further indicated that the service does not use social media to advertise recruitment notices but rather its website and Newspapers.
The service further encouraged the public to report such accounts to the Service or to the Ghana Police for investigations.
The statement called on all who have received such messages or fallen victim to the scam to assist the Service with investigation.
Please find the full details of the statement below
GIS RECRUITMENT SCAM ALERT
The Western Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service has noted with concern some recruitment scam currently ongoing on social media and other media circles.
These criminal elements have resorted to the creation of fake social media accounts, using details of some prominent officers of the Service, in their attempt to deceive the unsuspecting general public.
Ghana Immigration Service is currently not recruiting; for that matter, all such social media platforms/publications should be disregarded and treated with the contempt it deserves.
The Service has the following as its traditional mediums through which advertisement for recruitments is communicated to the general public:
1. News Papers and;
2. The Ghana Immigration service website (www.gis.gov.gh).
The command is by this release informing the general public that, GIS does not have assigned agents, social media platforms or mobile money accounts through which such recruitments are made.
The general public is, therefore, being encouraged, to be on the lookout for such criminal elements within our society and report their conduct to the appropriate quarters (GIS/POLICE) for immediate arrest and prosecution.
We further urge all those who may have received such recruitment messages or fallen victims already to such unscrupulous schemes to assist with investigations by providing credible information to our offices dotted across the country.
ICO MOSES MANFORD AKAKPO
(W/R PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE)