Dangote Industries limited has alerted the public over the fake and fraudulent empowerment programme circulating on social media termed “2021 Dangote Empowerment” being purported to be approved by the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF).
On Wednesday, Dangote Group on its official Twitter handle wrote
“SCAM ALERT! “2021 Dangote Empowerment” Our attention has been drawn to a fraudulent scheme circulating on WhatsApp and social media titled 2021 Dangote Empowerment purporting to be sanctioned by the Aliko Dangote Foundation. This initiative is a scam!
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SCAM ALERT! "2021 Dangote Empowerment"
Our attention has been drawn to a fraudulent scheme circulating on WhatsApp and social media titled 2021 Dangote Empowerment purporting to be sanctioned by the Aliko Dangote Foundation.
This initiative is a scam! pic.twitter.com/HpdiJooz07
— DangoteGroup (@DangoteGroup) February 17, 2021
Also the company in statement signed by Director, Corporate Communication Department, Dangote Industries Limited, Mr Francis Awowole-Browne said that the purported scheme is a scam aimed at defrauding the public and should be disregarded according to report by Vanguard.
“Our attention has been drawn to a fraudulent scheme circulating on WhatsApp and social media titled, “2021 Dangote Empowerment”, purporting to be approved by the Aliko Dangote Foundation.
“Please note that this initiative is a scam aimed at defrauding unsuspecting people and we strongly advise that you disregard such communications.
“While we work toward shutting down activities and accounts of these scammers, please be advised to contact the law enforcement agency in case you have made contact with them.
“We have also become aware that some fraudulent individuals have been posting job advertisements on some websites offering employment positions and possibilities at Dangote Cement to the public if they submit their curriculum vitae/resume, call the advertised contact numbers and pay an administrative fee,” he said.
The company also said that the job advertisement is false as it has not engaged any individual or job website to advertise job positions on the company’s behalf.
“We are clarifying that we have not engaged any individual or job website to advertise job positions on our behalf and none of the contact details, either phone numbers or email are those of Dangote Cement.
“At Dangote Cement, we fill job positions through a formal procedure with all career opportunities clearly listed on our own website.
“Furthermore, we never request candidates to pay a fee before they are considered for any position,” Awowole-Browne said.(NAN)
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.