The Department of State Security (DSS) has dismissed news making the rounds in the media that it was recruiting, even as it urged Nigerians to be wary of fraudulent persons or groups.
A statement by its spokesman, Tony Opuiyo in Abuja, said: “The attention of the State Security Service (SSS) has once again been drawn to the illegal activities of some fraudulent persons and groups who extort money from unsuspecting members of the public with a promise to employ them into the service.
“The service wishes to state for the umpteenth time that it is not currently employing. The public may note that in the event that the service begins recruiting, it does not charge money for that purpose.
“Members of the public are therefore, advised to be wary of these fraudulent persons and groups whose stock in trade has remained spreading falsehood and engaging in impersonation.
“The service further warns that it will, in accordance with the law, not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone caught in the act of impersonation. While efforts have been sustained at uncovering the network of the fraudsters, the public is enjoined to pass relevant information in this regard to the nearest service command,” the statement added.