- Residents of the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis are falling prey to preachers who are thieves
- According to reports, the fraudsters pose as smartly dressed preachers with the Holy Bible in their hands and dupe people of their monies and belongings
There has been a new trend in Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western region, with thieves posing as preachers to dupe unsuspecting residents.
Many residents have complained about being duped through the new modus operandi that has been adopted by tricksters.
According to a report by TV3, within a week, many persons have been robbed of varying sums of money and other valuable items including mobile phones, jewellery and laptops.
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The fraudsters reportedly pose as smartly dressed preachers with the Holy Bible in their hands and approach unsuspecting victims.
They then request to share the word of God amidst some mysterious revelations about their personal lives and family.
The tricksters then find ways to persuade the victims to leave their belongings with them, after which they would elope.
Speaking in an interview with Connect FM, a 26-year-old female victim shared her experience, saying a fraudster got away with her mobile phone and money.
“I was returning from a friend’s birthday party in the evening on Friday when I saw this young man in his 20s who requested to share the word of God with me.”
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“He later asked me to buy water for him and on my return, he had vanished with my phone and all the money in a purse I left in my bag with him,” she narrated, on condition of anonymity.
The fraudsters, who normally pose as men of God, normally prey on unsuspecting women, she added.
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