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Police cautions public on latest brand of scam

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PoliceThe Ghana Police Service has called on the public to be wary of the latest brand of scan perpetrated by criminals.

A statement issued in Accra Mr Cephas Arthur, Director of Public Affairs and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said scammers operate under the guise of the Police and create accident scenarios to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public.

The Statement said victims receive unexpected calls indicating that some supposed relations of theirs have hit the 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.

It said when the said money is paid, the case is dropped and the scam would have been completed.

The Statement said the Police therefore wishes to advise the public to be wary of this recent scam and also desist from the temptation of having to pay money to save one’s relations.

It further advised the public to report all such incidents immediately to the Police or call Police hotlines MTN and Vodafone 18555 or 191 on all networks for prompt action.

Source: GNA

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