General News of Thursday, 15 September 2016
The Ghana Police Service has issued an alert cautioning the general public to be wary of the latest scam being perpetrated by criminals in the country.
A statement released by the Police Administration and signed by the Public Affairs Director of the Ghana police Service, Supt. Cephas Arthur said scammers now operate under the guise of the Police to hoodwink and dupe unsuspecting members of the public.
Explaining the modus operandi of such criminals, the statement said: “Victims receive unexpected calls indicating that some supposed relations of theirs have hit a rear of Police vehicles and that the occupant Police officer[s] is /are demanding money instantly through a given mobile money transfer line to drop the matter, the failure of which they threaten to process the suspect for court.”
But the statement has advised the public to refrain from paying monies to unknown persons through such dubious means in an attempt to save one’s relation in that manner.