By Elizabeth Uwandu
LAGOS—Air Peace has alerted members of the public about the activities of fraudsters using its name to swindle unsuspecting air travellers and job-seekers.
A statement by the Corporate Communications Manager of the airline, Mr. Chris Iwarah, said that fraudsters were using fake internet sites and placing calls to members of the public to deposit money into different bank accounts for air tickets.
According to him, “These dubious elements, who claim to be either members of staff or agents of Air Peace, have in the process obtained money from some unsuspecting members of the public.
“The fraudsters have also resorted to putting out fake advertorials soliciting applications from desperate job-seekers, who are usually instructed to make payments into personal bank accounts in order to secure the non-existent job offers.”
Warning members of the public to be wary of the schemes of the conmen, he said: “For the avoidance of doubt, there is no recruitment currently going on in Air Peace and the airline will never ask members of the public to make any payment directly or indirectly in exchange for employment.
“Air Peace also only maintains business relationships with recognised agents and will never ask members of the public to make payments for air tickets into any personal account.
“Members of the public are, therefore, advised to only communicate to Air Peace through its website, email accounts, or contact it’s recognised offices in Lagos and other states. The airline also urged members of the public to report purported solicitations for money on its behalf to security agents.”