The Bank of Ghana has issued an important note to the general public. The statement was released on 13th October 2021 and signed by the Secretary, Sandra Thompson. The note seeks to warn all people of the fraudulent schemes employed by "World remit".
In a statement Bank of Ghana (BOG) said that it has identified a money doubling scheme operating in Ghana under the pseudo name "Worldremit". They said that the fraudulent scheme is distinct from the globally renowned Fintech, "WorldRemit" which is in the business of international fund transfers.
"This scheme encourages customers to select preferred packages, following which a code is generated by the fraudsters with which they obtain the WhatsApp accounts of their victims for spurious purposes". Bank of Ghana retorted.
According to the statement the plot is fraudulent and deceptive. It do not reward investors as: promised. Bank of Ghana therefore Cautions the general public against patronage of this and other similar unsanctioned schemes.
BOG categorically stated that it has not given any license to any entities or individuals to organize or engaged in 'Money Doubling'.
Advice To The General Public
Bank of Ghana entreats the general public to observe the following
1. One must verify with Bank of Ghana or related authorities to find out the licensing status of persons or entities before depositing any funds with them.
2. The general public are to only place deposits with only institutions that have been given lincense by Bank of Ghana. This will enable them to accord the needed protection offered under applicable banking laws .
3. The general public is to "refer to Bank of Ghana's notice 'Money Doubling' and 'Card Loading systems' titled NOTICE NO. BG/GOV/SEC/2020/12, which can be found on the Bank's website: www.bog.gov.gh".
BOG further sounded cautions to the public not to participate in that illegal and fraudulent activity to avoid loss of funds. Whosever do involve in such or similar schemes does so at their own peril.
In conclusion the statement advised the public to report such activities to Bank of Ghana through the Email: [email protected]
Lately on WhatsApp, and other social media many people has been posting about a purported money rewarding scheme called world remit. This has come to lime light and many people have become suspicious. It's in the light of this that Bank of Ghana has released this notice. Usually the message in groups shows as below
All advised to take note of this fraudulent scheme.
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