An epidemic of mobile money fraud is sweeping the country and everyone knows about it.
These tricksters are always coming up with more clever ways to trick people out of their monies and somehow they always get some people ‘dumb’ enough to fall for their tricks.
The issue with these kinds of frauds is that they often promise you something you haven’t’ earned and in your greed to collect you fall in their trap.
Recently, a few Kumawood stars came out boldly to state how they were duped by these fraudsters.
Big Akwes on his Thunder TV show revealed some of the stories he heard involving Vivian Jill Lawrence, Maame Serwaa and others.
Vivian Jill was reportedly contacted by the fraudster with a business opportunity and they were supposed to meet in Kumasi to discuss it. However, the guy later called her to say he had gotten in trouble with police and needed some cash to sort them out. He swore he had his chequebook but there were no banks around therefore she should send him Ghc 800 which he would pay when he gets to Kumasi.
After she sent the money, he called again asking for Ghc 1,000 which she did not send because she didn’t have on her person. It was later after speaking to another friend in showbiz that she realized she was being scammed.
Aunty B of ‘Efiewura’ fame also phoned in to share her ‘testimony’ of being duped out of Ghc 1,200.
For some reason, Harriet Naa Akleh Okantey, Maame Serwaa and Vivian Jill all succumbed to these amateurish tricks and got their money swindled from them.
Salinko also said a fraudster asked him for money once but he did not send it upon getting suspicious.