The management of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State have cautioned members of the public to be mindful of the activities of some unscrupulous persons defrauding unsuspecting candidates seeking admission into the institution.
Spokesman of the university, Mr Adegbenro Adebanjo, said the institution was alerted by the criminal activities of the fraudsters by some prospective admission seekers.
He noted that the institution was highly embarrassed by the criminal activities of the fraudsters using the social media and Internet to defraud admission seekers
In the last few days, some admission seekers had been falling prey to the activities of the fraudsters claiming to be officials of the university.
At least no fewer than 50 admission seekers have been duped by these fraudsters
Adegbenro in a statement issued and made available to the news track said, “These impostors through text messages and posting on the social media, claim to have the ability and connections to manipulate results of post-UTME screening for any candidate interested in gaining admission into FUTA.
“Also, these fraudsters ask candidates through various social media platforms and other channels to call some phone numbers and pay huge amount of money into private accounts to facilitate admission.
“This is nothing but scam by these fraudsters. We are cautioning the general public to be wary of these scammers who want to fraudulently extort money from unsuspecting candidates and their parents and guardians”.
Adegbenro added no individual either internally or externally, can manipulate results of the screening exercise and the admission process.