The Ghana Police Service has cautioned members the general public against people who hide behind fake social media accounts to swindle people by parting with huge sums of money and other valuables.
Contained in a release signed by the Director-General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, AGP David Eklu on November 7, “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, SHS placement, prospective national service, recruitment into the Security Services among others.”
The release stated that the scammers often operated through social media handles, text messages or call their victims on phone and dupe them of significant amount ranging between GH₵500.00 to GH₵500,000.00 for the supposed services to be rendered.
The Police thereby urged the general public especially social media users, to be vigilant of such faceless people making such promises and crosscheck from appropriate institutions before making any payments.
The Ghana Police Service also reminded the public to contact the nearest police station in case of any suspected activity online.
Find attached the release below: