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Be careful of fraudsters JAMB warn UTME candidates

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The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned its Cs awaiting for  their results 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) against fraudsters who position various methods to deceive them.

The JAMB board disclosed this in its weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.

JAMB also further  advised candidates to protectiveness guard their Registration numbers, as well as Profile Codes to avoid falling victims to the scam that may related to the result .

the fraudsters, once establishing the information needed, open up a line of communication with the candidates to swing enticing offer to award them with higher scores in the yet to be released results  said The JAMB board

 “What these fraudsters do is take benefit of candidates’ naivety and subsequently obtain their registration number with which they print their examination notification slips with candidate’s numbers and other fundamental data

 “Candidates are to note that their Registration numbers and Profile Codes are essential data that should not be disclosed to unauthorized persons.

“These fraudsters then use the fundamental information to send messages to same candidates disguising as officials of the board or persons who have special information, access and capacity to inflate scores, among other things.

The board further urged candidates and parents to disregard calls or messages from any such, who claim to have access to confidential

 “We therefore urge candidates to see their registration numbers and profile codes as security data similar to that of the ATM pin number which admits them to make withdrawal from their bank accounts.”

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However, JAMB  board said that security operatives have detained some of the fraudsters while still on the trail of others. And will that it would make it public when the 2019 UTME results are ready.

It also said that the mode through which candidates can view their results have been communicated to them., The board had earlier explained  candidates can simply send RESULT, via SMS, to 55019 using the same number that was used for registration.

The result, it said, would be replied as an SMS shortly after.. This process, the board explained, was simplified to prevent exploitation by Shylock business centres and cyber cafés who often take advantage of candidates.

The 2019 UTME was conducted nationwide from April 11 to April 18 with over 1.8 million candidate.

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