Fraudsters target mobile money users in latest scam

Fraudsters target mobile money users in latest scam

In recent times, confident tricksters, scammers and cyber fraudsters have been on the increase in the country. A recent study has shown that a new way of defrauding unsuspecting victims of huge sums of money is through the use of mobile money.

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Fraudsters target mobile money users in latest scam

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The process is so seamless that many victims do not suspect any means of foul play until the deed has been done and their monies stolen.

Nowadays, the trend has taken a sharp increase with many people reporting of cases of being defrauded by some mobile money operators.

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One Facebook user by name, Sandra Esinam shared her unfortunate story with one of such fraudsters on her page:

In recounting their stories, many victims indicate that they first receive a test message from a registered number indicating that some money has been transferred into their account. The message is immediately followed up by a call from the supposed vendor who did the transaction.

The vendor then indicates that he or she had made a mistake by sending money to your number instead of the original recipient. With their guidance, the ‘new recipient’ would be made to send the money into an account which would be withdrawn by the said vendor.

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The vendors have become so sophisticated that they are able to tell the exact amount that is in your mobile wallet and get unsuspecting victims to send monies to accounts.

The fraudsters have more than one approach in duping victims. Be vigilante so as not to fall prey to this new 'robbery' scheme.

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