The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund has raised alarm over activities of faceless individuals disguised as agents of the Fund to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
In a statement signed by TETFund’s Acting Director of Public Affairs, Abdulmumin Oniyangi, the fund dissociated itself from activities of the individuals and groups.
It, advised stakeholders and students of tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria and the public to be wary of activities of fraudsters who come under various guises in the name of TETFund to defraud Nigerians.
According to the statement, the fraudulent methods adopted by the fraudsters include: fraudulent claims of payment of grants to Nigerian students which is usually circulated on social media platforms with a link that directs victims to a fraudulent website; fraudulent claims of recruitment, and forgery of special intervention approval letters addressed to heads of beneficiary institutions, among others.
“While our mandate includes the rehabilitation, restoration and consolidation of tertiary education in Nigeria, we wish to state categorically that contrary to the claims of these fraudsters, it does not include provision of grants to Nigerian students.
“We also implore our beneficiary Institutions to explore all channels of communication extended to them to verify any claim by individuals or groups under the guise of soliciting for projects on their behalf at TETFund,” the statement read.
The fund therefore referred members of the public to its official website: www.
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Tetfund raises fraud alarm