The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has noted a fake press release on social media, directing
interested applicants who want to join GAF to forward their summary report and contact
information to a fraudulent email address: email@example.com.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Department of the GAF cautioned the general public to desist from patronizing the fraudulent link (https://firstname.lastname@example.org.), which is being circulated on social media platforms, especially WhatsApp and Facebook.
Additionally, the fake document makes reference to a purported press release by the Finance Ministry to GAF about holding on recruitment of new officers across all sectors due to financial constraints on the part of government.
GAF wishes to inform and caution the general public to disregard the fake document on social
media as it is not conducting enlistment or recruitment as of now. To this end, persons interested
in joining the military are advised to solely stick to the official and certified channels used by GAF
to announce its enlistment and recruitment exercises; which are the Daily Graphic and Ghanaian
It stated GAF is currently not conducting any enlistment or recruitment, thus the public is entreated to disregard the fraudulent press release.
The public is urged to report such fake internet links and illicit activities to the nearest military institution or police station.
The statement seeks the cooperation of the general public to help curb the menace of recruitment fraud across the country.
Dzifa Hukporti, ISD