Report has it that some operators of Cyber cafes have been arrested by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday for defrauding some UTME candidates by demanding that candidates pay them up to N10,000 to access information on sent by JAMB to their e-mails.
This was made known by the Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, yesterday in a statement issued in Abuja.
It was gathered that some operators of these cyber cafes deliberately changed the e-mail addresses and passwords attached to candidates profile on JAMB website making it impossible for candidates to receive the notification sent by JAMB to their original email addresses and now demand that the candidates pay them N10,000 to access the information.
This was the reason many candidates were unable to get the notification sent by JAMB for the reprinting of their result slips .
He called on UTME candidates to be careful and not allow themselves to be defrauded by fraudsters.
On the issue of posting candidates out of the exam centres of their choices, Dr Fabian mentioned that no candidate was posted outside the town of choice he nor she chose during the UTME registration.
“Candidates are always allowed to make a choice of examination town while we allocate centres within the examination town chosen by a candidate,” he said.
He finally commended the success of the first day of the examination held on May 13th, 2017; stating that there has not been any major hitch so far.