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6 Ghanaians in US charged for online romance scams

Scam Computer Keys Showing Swindles And Fraud

At least six Ghanaians have been charged by a US grand jury for conspiring to launder and for laundering money in online romance scams. These Ghanaians were among eight persons charged on February 14, 2018, according to a statement from the Attorney General of the US Southern District of Ohio’s office. Eight Central Ohio defendants charged on Valentine’s Day have now ...

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C/Region: 24-year-old ‘evangelist’ jailed for fraud

Nana Kwame Asare Junior, 24, has been sentenced to twenty-one months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to four counts of defrauding by false pretenses at a Cape Coast Magistrate court. Asare Junior, a self-acclaimed Evangelist is said to have defrauded Madam Susana Dadzie,a nurse and Veronica Mensah, a hairdresser of GH¢2,500.00 and GH¢2,200.00 respectively, under the pretext of securing admission ...

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Kenyan police in shoe purchase scam

Kenya’s ministry in charge of policing may have lost at least $1.7m (£1.3m) following irregularities in the purchase of officers’ shoes, an official audit has found. The report described a “pathetic and unpleasant situation” with some officers wearing worn-out shoes and others buying their own footwear. It found that the cost of items had been inflated and receipts falsified. The ...

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Meter reader fined GHȼ18,000 for duping property owners

The Nsuta Circuit Court has sentenced an electricity meter reader to a fine of GHȼ18,000.00 for swindling 10 property owners under the pretext of assisting to supply power to their property. Ibrahim Alhassan Gawsu, was additionally ordered to refund the monies collected from the victims, and to pay compensation of GHȼ4,000.00 to the Northern Electrification Distribution Company (NEDCo), a subsidiary ...

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WhatsApp: How the supermarket voucher scam works

Scammers have used WhatsApp to trick people into handing over personal information by tempting them with bogus supermarket vouchers. The messenger app was used to send fake vouchers to people, purporting to be from trusted chains such as Asda, Tesco and Aldi. The messages claimed to offer hundreds of pounds in savings so long as the user followed a link ...

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Fake soldier wanted for defrauding man of GH¢28, 000

Police are on a manhunt for a 28-year-old man, Francis Boakye, who allegedly defrauded a  man of an amount of GH¢28, 000, whilst pretending to be a member of the military. According to a statement from the Ghana Police Service, the complainant was duped by the suspect into paying the said amount with the hope of securing a place in the ...

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Red Cross loses $5m of Ebola funds to fraud

The Red Cross has confirmed that more than $5m (£3.8m) of aid money was lost to fraud and corruption during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Auditors found overpriced supplies, salaries for non-existent aid workers and fake customs bills. The disease, which raged between 2014 and 2016, claimed at least 10,000 lives. It required a massive humanitarian operation costing hundreds ...

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Over 70 being investigated for NSS fraud

At least 79 people are being investigated by police for suspected fraud in the payment of national service personnel allowances. The National Service Secretariat (NSS), in a statement, noted that about 8,000 National Service personnel have had their allowances withheld over the suspected fraud. The payment of service allowances for September and October are noted to have delayed because of processes ...

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NSS withholds allowance for 8,000 personnel over suspected fraud

About 8,000 National Service personnel have had their allowances withheld over suspected fraud. The payment of service allowances for September and October, is noted to have delayed, and the National Service Secretariat (NSS), in a statement, explained that this was to ensure a “process of authentication and validation of all national service personnel across the country.” “The exercise was necessary ...

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Confidence trickster cum fake lawyer arrested in Kumasi

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested a self-styled lawyer who is said to have deceived many people in the region over the past 10 years. He is reported to have duped unsuspecting residents to the tune of GHS 748,000. The suspect, Michael Asante, 34, carries out his dubious acts under the pretext of securing his victims government contracts. Other crimes The ...

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