The Bank of Ghana headed by Dr. Addison has warned Ghanaians against patronizing the services of Some group of people claiming to be money doublers in Whatsapp groups.
In a statement, the Bank of Ghana Explained that the scheme encourages customers to select their preferred choice following which the fraudster will generate a code for and take over the whatsapp account of the victim.
The bank of Ghana has continued that the Public should verify with the Bank of Ghana or other Relevant Public Institutions, the licensing status of institutions before depositing monies with them.
The Scheme According to the Bank does not Reward investors as promised.
Over 6, 000 Ghanaians have lost their whatsapp accounts and relevant whatsapp group to these group of scammers.
The scammers call group members at random and tell them they have been given a unique code to redeem their price, after the code has been sent to them, they claim the account and control it to spread their message.
"Bank of Ghana (BoG) has identified a money doubling scheme operating in Ghana under the pseudo name "Worldremit" This fraudulent scheme in 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 in generated by the fraudster with which they obtain the WhatsApp accounts of their victims for spurious purposes.
The scheme is fraudulent and does not reward investors as promised.
The general public is cautioned against patronage of thin and other similar unsanctioned schemes, Bank of Ghana states that it has not licensed any entities or individuals engaged in Money Doubling'
The general publíc is, therefore, advised to talk note as follows:
Verify with Bank of Ghana or other relevant authorities, the licensing status of persons or entities prior to depositing funds with them;
i.Place deposits only with institutions licensed by Ban of Ghana, in order that they may be accorded the necessary protection offered under the applicable banking laws; and Refer to Bank of Ghana's notice on "Money Doubling and Card Loading system titled
The bank cautions the public not to participate in this illegal and fraudulent activity to avoid loss of funds.
Any individual or entity that participates in such or similar schemes does so at their own peril.
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