A fake account on Facebook claiming to belong to Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has been exposed after it tried to dupe some Ghanaians.
The pseudo account appears to have been in operation for some time now, but was exposed after the person behind it made an attempt on ace broadcaster Tommy Annan-Forson.
The veteran journalist received a direct message from the said account with the name and picture of the First Lady asking him to invest his money in the National Entrepreneur and Innovation Plan (NEIP).
Mr. Annan-Forson was then asked to buy forms for an amount of GHc950 to start with the whole initiative.
However, the broadcaster was quick to notice that the account was fake and was being operated by a fraudster.
He quickly took to Facebook to warn the public of falling prey to unscrupulous persons behind such pseudo accounts.
The post was also accompanied by screen shots of his conversation with the said account which had the First Lady’s name and photo.
Mr. Annan-Forson wrote: “An imposter has been trying to use the first lady's name to dupe unsuspecting persons including me. I had a similar message from another imposter who tried to impersonate the former first lady. Below is my conversation with he, she or it. Please be warned. No first lady will ask you to pay anything in such a manner. Please beware.”
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Robbery and defrauding have become rampant in the country in recent months, with many cases being recorded since the beginning of the year.
Meanwhile, February 23, the Ghana Police Service announced the arrest of the suspected leader of an all-female syndicate engaged in the merchandise business.
According to a statement signed by the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Olivia Turkson, the fraudsters approach wholesalers, retailers and petty traders and engage them in a bargain for products including air conditioners, folding chairs, cooking oil and alcoholic beverages.
After obtaining the products from the owners they escape without paying for the goods. The statement said the syndicate currently operates around Tesano, Achimota and other commercial places in parts of Accra.
The female suspect is alleged to be the leader of the syndicate after her involvement in multiple fraud cases in a similar manner.
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