Merchants to demand IDs for MTN MoMo transactions from February 1 – MTN

Merchants to demand IDs for MTN MoMo transactions from February 1 – MTN

- Telecommunication giant, MTN, has announced that all mobile money transactions are to go with valid ID cards

- This is to take effect from February 1, 2021

- The IDs include Ghana card, Driving License, passport, Voter’s ID, SSNIT ID, NHIS cards

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Telecommunication giant, MTN, has declared that effective February 1, 2021, all mobile money transactions on its platform will be carried out with valid identification cards.

It says merchants are to demand the ID cards for all transactions at MoMo agent points.

The valid IDs to be accepted for these new developments are Ghana card, Driving License, Passport, Voter’s ID, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) ID, and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card.

Merchants to demand IDs for MTN MoMo transactions from February 1 – MTN
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Explaining how the ID will be used, MTN explained: “when an agent is performing a cash-out for a subscriber, the agent is required to select the ID type and enter the ID number of the ID card the subscriber provides.

This means that without the card, one would not be able to complete the process to either cash-out or deposit money.

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