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Ghana Police exposes new social media fraud method – Cautions public


The Ghana Police service has cautioned the general public to be wary of new methods used by scammers online to dupe unsuspecting victims.

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In a statement released by the service, it raised alarm on the increasing creation of fake accounts of people in authority and public personalities by unscrupulous people and using same to dupe people of monies between GHC 500 and GHc 5000, with the promise of jobs, scholarship opportunities among others.

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These scammers often operate through social media handles, text messages or call their victims on phone and dupe them of significant amount ranging between Five Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢500.00) to Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢5,000.00) for supposed services to
be rendered.

The fake accounts are mostly created in the names of public institutions, ministers, and Senior Public Servants and other prominent personalities in society by promising their victims of juicy employment opportunities, scholarships, contracts, Senior High School placement, prospective national service, recruitment into the Security Services among others.

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The Police is hereby cautioning the general public to be vigilant especially social media users of such faceless people making promises as indicated above” The statement read