The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cautioned 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates to be aware of fraudsters.
Okay Nigeria understands that the candidates are still awaiting their results which gives room for fraudsters to scam them using that route.
The examination body stated this in a weekly bulletin from the registrar’s office on Sunday.
The bulletin read:
“Candidates are to note that their Registration numbers and Profile Codes are essential data that should not be disclosed to unauthorized persons.”
“What these fraudsters do is take advantage of candidates’ naivety and subsequently obtain their registration number with which they print their examination notification slips with candidate’s numbers and other vital data.
“These fraudsters then use the information to send messages to same candidates disguising as officials of the board or persons who have special information, access and capacity to inflate scores, among other things.
“We therefore urge candidates to see their registration numbers and profile codes as security data similar to that of the ATM pin number which admits them to make withdrawal from their bank accounts.”
JAMB had earlier disclosed that it will notify candidates through their phones when results are available for checking.