A CLAIM that the United States of America is currently recruiting foreigners and Africans into its Army has circulated widely on social media in Nigeria.
The claim, retrieved from a WhatsApp group, stated that prospective applicants should follow an embedded link to apply for the recruitment, noting that special consideration would be given to Africans.
“U.S.A Army recruitment /trainership programme 2022. Online application now opensforeigners/Africans. USA Army has released Application forms and successful applicants will start training next month. The programme covers: stipend between $8000-$20000 per month, visa, accommodation, medical facilities, and meals. Requirements: applicants must be 18 years or above, can speak basic English, minimum of High School Graduate. Benefits of the programme: applicants will also be paid stipend allowance for their practical work. APPLY NOW IF YOU WANT THIS OPPORTUNITY. Pls share to other friends or groups. 100% free. APPLY HERE,” the claim read.
The US Army is recruiting foreigners and Africans.
Findings by The FactCheckHub show that the claim is FALSE.
In a bid to verify the claim, The FactCheckHub observed that the website link mentioned in the WhatsApp post is different from the official website of the US Army.
The website in the post seeks to obtain users’ information by prompting them to share basic information such as name, phone number, email address and home address etc.
Similarly, the US Army told The FactCheckHub that the phishing web link is invalid.
“On background: after reviewing the link, we can confirm it’s not a valid US Army Recruiting resource,” SFC Anthony Hewitt, Media Relations Division, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, US Army headquarters, said in the official response to The FactCheckHub’s inquiry.
The claim that the US Army is recruiting foreigners and Africans is FALSE; as findings revealed that it is a phishing website.