- The Ghana Police Administration has uncovered the latest modus operandi being used by scammers to swindle innocent citizens
- Fake police scam is vicious among other frauds in Ghana
The Ghana Police Service has warned the general public to be wary of fraudsters who pose as officials from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD).
The police say some fraudsters have targeted public sector workers, and have devised a plan to defraud them by posing as officials from CAGD.
A statement released by the Ghana Police said these fraudsters demand the biometric social security numbers of public workers in a bid to reconcile their accounts.
However, upon receiving the details of workers, these fraudsters turn and demand money. This, the Police say come with some form of threats so as to bully public workers into paying.
Sections of the statement released by the Ghana Police reads: “Recipients of these fraudulent calls are threatened with stoppage of their salaries if they fail to comply with their demands.”
The police have therefore warned the public to be wary of fraudsters who pose as members of CAGD while urging the public to immediately report such cases when they suspect foul play.
The citizenry have also been warned by the police to be discrete when releasing their details to people on social media platforms.
The Ghana Police occasionally release information on activities of scammers to the general public. For example in September 2016 the police cautioned the public against scammers operating under the guise of the police and create accident scenarios to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public.