The Bank of Ghana says it has not authorized - given license to anybody – individual or entity to operate any money doubling scheme in the country and urging the public to be alert, to avoid being swindled.
The Central Bank in a statement, made specific reference to a money doubling scheme that goes by the false name “worldremit” and labeled it as a scam – fraudulent.
The fraudsters operating the scheme have adopted the pseudo name “worldremit” to confuse people with the globally known Fintech, “WorldRemit”, which is into international money transfers.
It said people who refused to heed the warning and do business with the money doubling scheme, would have nobody but themselves to blame.
The scheme operates by encouraging customers to select preferred packages, and by doing that the scammers would generate a code with which they would obtain the WhatsApp Account of their victims for what the Bank of Ghana termed “spurious purposes”.
Menawhile, officials of the Bank of Ghana have held a crunch meeting with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare to demand more security protection for the banks and their customers.
The banks are getting edgy – shaken by the activities of armed robbers.
There have been instances where bullion vans being used to move cash by the banks have been attacked by armed robbers, with police officers escorting the bullion vans and their drivers, shot and killed.
The country has also seen daring day-light robbery attacks on customers returning from the bank, with withdrawn cash. The meeting could not have come at a better time - about two months to Christmas, the period during which business activities peak.
Cocoa farmers have started harvesting and selling their cocoa and as has always been the case, more money would be in the system, people would be shopping for the Christmas.
The IGP assured the banks that, the police administration was on top of the situation. They are altering their operation strategies to stay ahead of the criminals.
He would not let out anything – go into details about what they would now be doing differently.
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