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UTME: Police, JAMB uncover fake websites, warn candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have uncovered fake websites set up to defraud candidates planning to sit…

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have uncovered fake websites set up to defraud candidates planning to sit for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The two organisations gave a warning at a joint news conference in Abuja on Saturday.

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the emergence of several fake websites created by unscrupulous individuals with the intention of misleading candidates had been observed, hence the need for candidates to beware of their tactics.

According to him, these fake sites are designed to deceive innocent candidates into providing their Notification Sliips, which contains personal details such as registration numbers, email addresses, and phone numbers so as to exploit them.

“Both JAMB and the Nigeria Police Force condemn these fraudulent activities and hereby reiterate the readiness to safeguard the interests of candidates and maintain the integrity of the examination process.”

“We urge parents, guardians, and all stakeholders to ensure that candidates print their UTME Notification Slips only from the Board’s approved website: www.jamb.gov.ng.”

He said Candidates could also print their slips from the comfort of their homes or visit any of the over 700 accredited Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres nationwide,

Adejobi explained that the force was familiar with the tactics employed by the fraudsters, especially during the annual assessment and admission exercises.

He, therefore, said both organisations were actively sensitising candidates and the public about these deceptive practices.

“Any candidate who visits these fake sites will definitely have unreliable information and thereby miss out in the forthcoming exams.””

“Candidates are advised to print their UTME Notification Slips before Friday, 19th April, 2024, to access vital information about their examinations.

“Any website other than www.jamb.gov.ng offering UTME slip printing services is fake and designed to defraud candidates,” he added.

The 2024 UTME will commence on Friday, 19th April, 2024, and end on Monday, 29th April, 2024.

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