JAMB to Crackdown on Fraudulent Cybercafe Operators


Following the discovery that some cybercafe operators are using the cover of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, which it conducts, to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has vowed a crackdown.

JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, issued the threat yesterday, June 23rd, while addressing the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

He cited an instance where a cybercafe operator in Lagos posing as a JAMB official collected between N3,000 to N3,500 from over 70 candidates to obtain remita code for them, change their ages, courses and institutions they applied for without the consent of JAMB. JAMB was promptly alarted on the issue and the suspect has since been arrested.

Dr. Benjamin, however, warned people to be alert and not fall prey to fraudsters stressing that the board would not be held responsible if anyone got shortchanged by fraudulent cybercafe operators.