The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC scheme has passed a note of warning to prospective Corps members to disregard a certain ‘link’ asking for payments online for posting or change of posting, as that was clearly the motive of cyber criminals.
It said the hackers, through a ‘link’ being sent around, refer their victims to enter their login details as well as choices made during their online registration.
In a statement signed by the Director of Public Relations, Abosede Aderibigbe, issued in Abuja on Friday, the scheme warned prospective corps members against the activities of hackers.
The NYSC said deployment of corps members to states for their service year is yet to commence.
According to the statement, “Management wishes to inform prospective Corps members that posting to states of deployment has not commenced.
“It will be done at the appropriate time in line with our laid down processes.
“Management will inform prospective Corps members as soon as their posting letters are ready for printing online or delivery to their various institutions of graduation.
“Prospective Corps members are particularly warned not to make payments for posting or change of posting as that is clearly the motive of the cyber criminals.
“The so-called “link” being sent to prospective Corps members is the handiwork of cyber criminals and should, therefore, be disregarded,” the statement added.