Ghanaians put on alert: New VIP bus scam comes to defraud hundreds of people

Ghanaians put on alert: New VIP bus scam comes to defraud hundreds of people

A new scam to which YEN.com.gh has been alerted involves a scheme whereby certain unscrupulous individuals pose as conveyors of packages via commercial buses only to swindle unsuspecting citizens.

YEN.com.gh has come across a new scam employed by certain individuals with regards to courier services on the popular VIP commercial buses that transport people across the country.

This alert on the scam was sighted on the Facebook page of the runners of the VIP Jeoun Transport Services in Ghana.

Counting on the willingness of the general public to do most transactions online, these ill-minded people put up advertisements on social media with very cheap prices on the so-called products they claim to be selling.

In a competitive market where affordability is key, people are bound to be swayed by the cheap prices offered for sales and courier services..

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En masse, people sign on to these offers, registering and paying up the amounts quoted for them. These payments are done via phones.

The scammers then send photographs of a fake receipt, telling customers their purchased items will be sent via VIP Jeoun buses.

Even screenshots of supposed registration numbers of VIP Jeoun buses are sent together with these receipts.

Hundreds of Ghanaians have reportedly fallen victim to the scam and operators of the VIP Jeoun buses are cautioning the general public on the ongoing scheme.

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Meanwhile, a couple of officers sent to arrest a man accused of fraud have been reportedly assaulted by some residents at Teiman, a suburb of Accra.

The unfortunate April, 24, 2019 incident happened, according to Kasapafmonline.com, when the officers from the Ayi Mensah Police Station were confronted by the family members of the accused man.

In addition, neighbours of the suspect also attacked the officer with sticks and other objects.

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