The administration of the Ghana Police Service has cautioned the public against the new wave of scam being executed by criminals in the country.
According to the police in a statement, the scammers are using the name of the police to swindle unsuspecting citizens.
“Scammers operate under the guise of police and create accident scenarios to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public,” the statement signed by the public affairs director of the Ghana Police, Supt. Cephas Arthur said.
Explaining the modus operandi of the criminals, the police said: “Victims receive unexpected calls indicating that some supposed relations of theirs have hit a 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.”
The statement also warned Ghanaians not to pay any monies to anyone all in the quest to save a relative but should rather report to police.
The public is advised to report all such situations to the police or call police hotlines MTN and Vodafone 18555 or 191 on all networks for prompt action.