Scam Alert: John Mahama Distances Himself From GH¢2,000 Grants for Ghanaians Scheme
- Former president, John Mahama, has said an advertisement circulating on social media using his name and photo that he is giving out GH¢2,000 in grants to Ghanaians is false
- The former president announced to the public on his official Facebook account that he has not approved any such scheme
- Mr Mahama said the advertisement is a scam and has advised Ghanaians not to fall victim to the fraudulent people behind it
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The office of former President John Mahama has said an advertisement circulating on social media that he is distributing a grant of GH¢2,000 to Ghanaians is false.
A message posted on the official Facebook page of the former president urged the public to ignore the advertisement that fraudulently uses his last name and photo.
“The public is hereby informed to ignore a message/ advertisement circulating with the image of former President John Dramani Mahama and announcing the distribution of a Grant to applicants: - MAHAMA 2,000 Ghc GRANTS FOR GHANAIANS. This is false and intended to defraud unsuspecting Ghanaians. Please ignore any such message, and do not fall victim to fraudsters,” the full post read.
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Romance Fraud: 2 Ghanaians Sentenced for their Role in Scamming US Man Out of Over $500K
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate scam-related story that Ghanaian nationals, Linda Mbimadong and Richard Broni have been sentenced to prison for their role in a scam that fleeced a US man out of over $500,000.
The two were sentenced in Alexandria federal court Friday to 36 months and 19 months in prison, respectively, for laundering money for scammers in exchange for a cut of the proceeds, The Washington Post reports.
The victim, a 78-year-old man from Annandale in Virginia, US, had gone on the social media network iFlirt to find companionship.
Ghanaian man in Norway Advises Youth to stay in Ghana Because life Abroad is Overrated
Also, YEN.com.gh reported recently that a young man from Ghana identified with the Twitter handle, @uncleskinnyyyyy and staying in Norway has indicated that life abroad is highly overrated, and Ghanaian youth should focus on making it in their home country instead of traveling abroad.
"Guys, stay in Ghana. Abrokyire be scam!!!" was his simple tweet but this has generated massive reactions on social media from people who agree, and others who think his opinion is completely flawed.
The tweet has triggered many reactions from netizens.