The Department of State Services (DSS) has disclosed that it does not own or operate an official website.
This was contained in a statement released by DSS spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya on Monday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the agency does not own or operate social media platforms, particularly Facebook and Twitter handles.
The statement said: “We do not conduct employment through any of the aforementioned.
“We dissociate ourselves from websites and social media pages fraudulently being operated by imposters.”
DSS warned the public to be wary of fraudsters.
The statement reads: “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to restate that it does not own or operate an official website or any social media platforms particularly Twitter and Facebook handles. It also does not conduct its recruitment through any of the aforementioned.
“This statement has become important to dissociate the Service from some websites fraudulently being operated by impostors. Therefore, such websites, Facebook pages and Twitter handles disguised as those of the DSS for the purpose of employment or any other reason should be disregarded.
“It is instructive to note that persons of dubious character, who are guided by pecuniary interests, use false social media platforms suggesting to be owned by the DSS to lure and defraud unsuspecting public.
“For emphasis, the Service wishes to inform the public that it only operates one official email ([email protected]) and will not hesitate to avail it (the public) of its social media details if it opens them.
The populace is advised to desist from spreading false information on prevailing matters of national concern that may cause anxiety, confusion and fear. The Service, therefore, warns that defaulters will be dealt with in accordance with the law, while it will continue to partner stakeholders to ensure safety, order, security and peace across the country.”