Don’t Be Scammed! Prospective National Service Personnel Warned Against Posting Scams.
The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has cautioned members of the public who wish to enroll into its next batch of national service personnel against posting scam ads on various social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, as such posts could put them at risk of losing money or being hacked or having their personal information stolen.
”A section of the letter reads: In a statement released by the NSS https://www.nss.gov.gh/ last Saturday, it was claimed that “all 2022 NSS applicants who prefer to check their areas of posting before it is officially revealed could phone or WhatsApp 0506089181 or join a telegram platform, https://t.me/gesupdate”.
”According to the statement, which was signed by Armstrong Esaah, the NSS’s Director of Corporate Affairs, “NSS applicants who have completed their online application and wish to see where they have been posted to before official release should contact +233504224144, with a monetary bidding of GH12 checking fee.” Those who prefer to have their checks completed before payments must pay GH $20”.
What Is A Scam?
A scam is a dishonest scheme intended to take advantage of people or their property. All scams have three things in common:
The perpetrator wants something from you, the perpetrator gets what they want by making you feel happy, and the deception is designed to make you feel good about yourself.
What If I Do Get What I Want?
NSS knows that you are really excited about the possibility of being a part of the next year’s program. It is our hope that if you are able to get a position in 2022, this will be an amazing opportunity for you.
However, there is an important word of caution before you take any steps: If someone contacts you and offers money in exchange for posting to a preferred station or completing surveys, they’re trying to scam you.
Other Things To Note
-Be aware of phishing emails, which typically use NSS logos and the like to make them look legitimate, and be on the lookout for emails that ask you to forward it to all your contacts.
Don’t do it. If something appears wrong with an email, especially if it asks you for personal information or money, don’t click on any links within the email or open attachments.
NSS is on high alert as nationals are being contacted by social media scammers. Recent reports show that NSS participants were asked to deposit large sums of money into foreign bank accounts to pay fees for things like camp training, equipment and other costs.
With just a few clicks of the mouse, the lure of becoming an NSS member is turning sour.
If you’re thinking about signing up for national service in 2022 or 2023, you may have seen a lot of ads and offers being shared online.
This post is to make you aware that some of these are scams. That’s not to say there aren’t legitimate businesses and campaigns looking for more staff members, but be careful if they charge a fee upfront.
If they do, ask them what the money will be going towards before moving forward, as well as what you’ll be getting out of it.
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