Ignore any recruitment advertisements on social media platforms – Ghana Armed Forces

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has asked the citizens to overlook any enrollment notice being circulated on social media platforms.

The GAF additionally informed individuals regarding the public not to focus on people indicating to offer selection into the Armed Forces.

“The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has monitored a fraudulent Facebook account created in the name of GAF with the name Asinyo Inno, advertising the sale of protocol recruitment forms for interested applicants. The account bearing the name Mathias Sarpong with a contact number +233595577684, is one of such numerous fraudulent social media accounts being used for recruitment scams,” GAF said in a statement signed by the Director of Public Relations, Naval Captain Michael Addo Larbi.

The GAF press release dated Wednesday, July 6, 2022, said it “does not use intermediaries and has not contracted any institution or individuals to conduct recruitment or enlistment exercises on its behalf. Also, GAF does not advertise recruitment and enlistment processes on social media.”

The Ghana Armed Forces reiterated that its ad for enrollment practices has been distributed in just two public newspapers – the Daily Graphic and Ghanaian Times on May 14 and May 16 separately.

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The GAF additionally said any applicable data and rules as for the qualification of people who can apply and the offer of scratch cards at assigned Ghana Post workplaces could be tracked down in the distribution in the papers.

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“The public, especially interested applicants should accordingly comply with the laid down processes as advertised in the Ghanaian Times and Daily Graphic in order not to fall prey to the fraudsters.”

The online application will end on Sunday, July 10.

The release additionally encouraged aspiring candidates to report people who attempt to blackmail cash from them under the misrepresentation of offering them enrollment into the Armed Forces to the closest Police station.

“In the same vein, the interested applicants who choose to pay monies to agents for help are equally culpable in the fraudulent act,” the release said.

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