The West African Examinations Council wishes to alert members of the public about the activities of some persons who fraudulently make calls or send messages introducing themselves as staff of WAEC and who claim that

  1. The persons being contacted have challenges with the registration they made for a particular WAEC examination
  2. They work in the WAEC Strong Room and can upgrade results.


These persons often request for payments to be made via mobile money transfers to the phone numbers they provide.


The Council wishes to caution members of the public to disregard such phone calls as they are from scammers.


WAEC wishes to assure members of the public that its databases are secured and that any forgery of information or results can be detected by the confirmation/verification system. Institutions and organisations are advised to confirm or verify results presented to them directly from the Council or access the confirmation/verification service online at


Members of the public are advised to report the activities of these fraudsters to the police, the nearest WAEC Office or call 054 015  7979.