The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has on Thursday, February 11, cautioned prospective corps members, to disregard activities of some hackers requesting them to make payment for change of posting to state of deployment.
The Director of Press and Public Relation of the scheme, Mrs Abosede Aderibigbe, in a statement in Abuja warned that the scheme had not started posting to state of deployment and would not request any prospective corps members to pay for posting, describing it as the work of cyber criminals.
The statement reads: “The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to the activities of some hackers sending messages requesting prospective Corps members to go and check their states of deployment online.
“They refer their victims to a link and ask them to enter their login details as well as choices made during their online registration.
“Management wishes to inform prospective Corps members that posting to states of deployment has not commenced; but will be done at the appropriate time in line with our laid down processes.
“The so-called “link” being sent to prospective Corps members is the handiwork of cyber criminals and should, therefore, be disregarded.
“Prospective Corps members are particularly warned not to make payments for posting or change of posting as that is clearly the motive of the cyber criminals.
“Management will inform prospective Corps members as soon as their posting letters are ready for printing online or delivery to their various institutions of graduation.”
Meanwhile, NYSC wishes to inform prospective Batch A 2016 corps members of the following;
1.Hard-to-rectify mistakes during registration. Please take note and try to avoid them during registration:
a. Registration by proxy: affected PCM can not register at camp because the biometrics is not his/hers
b. Mixed up registration: some cyber cafe operators have the habit of registering more than one persons at a time in one computer by opening 2 or more tabs on the same browser. This causes mix-up in the PCMs information which is hard to rectify. We advise you to sit with the person registering you and make sure he doesn’t register another person at same time he registers u. When you want go somewhere before he finishes with u, tell him to log you out before he starts with somebody.
c. Don’t allow cafe operator to use his email address for you. If you don’t have email, let him create one for you and make sure he gives you the details…email address and the password. Keep them safe because you need them.
d. For married women, make sure you go with your marital documents, choose married online and upload them during registration. In the column to input your spouse surname, make sure you put the correct surname you are using after marriage.
e. For sick person, make sure you indicate it and the type of sickness, also provide all other details and upload medical report
f. For military and SSS, make sure you indicate and provide all other relevant info and upload the required documents.
g. If you are a foreign trained graduate, make sure you read the registration requirements by clicking here and upload all required documents. Try to log into your account time to time for information asking you to update some of your documents. Failure to do so may lead you not mobilized eventually.
2. NYSC has opened the registration portal for registration of 2016 Batch A. Follow this link and click on Registration for mobilisation Batch A 2016 http://portal.nysc.org.ng
3. Those with email confirmation issues should please start new registration with the same email address, confirmation would be sent to them now. Those who made successful payment and didn’t see call-up number on their dashboard should login now. We are sorry for the technical problem.
4. If you made payment direct to bank and you haven’t gotten your pin via sms, please scan the receipt given to you from the bank and send to [email protected] with all your details including email and phone number. If you made payment online using ATM card and your account was debited while the payment is not reflecting in your dashboard please drop your name and email address here. Sorry for the challenges.
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5. Those whose names fell under error list should inform their institutions to correct and upload the names from now to Friday 12th February.
Contact the following Telephone Numbers between 8th and 27th February, 2016 for challenges related to registration:
A. North Central -08092142614
B. North East – 08102790538
C. North West – 08092142661
D. South East -09038034460
E. South West – 07019190810
F. South South – 08092142616
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