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MTN mobile money fraudsters new scamming strategies ahead of Christmas

The number of people getting defrauded by fake mobile money (MoMo) agents is on the rise in Ghana as more monetary transactions are being carried out using MTN Mobile Money because of the fee waiver for transactions up to Ghs100 daily.

The waiver is a result of a partnership between MTN Mobile Money Limited and the Central Bank of Ghana. It will be in place until September 30 and is aimed at making monetary transactions cheaper in order to reduce the harsh impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In recent times Momo fraudsters call their targets and speak very good english, this make make it difficult for many unsuspecting Ghanaians to fall for the new trick. 

Some social media reports show that when a fraud is about to take place, the fake agent sends a message to alert the MoMo subscriber of an error with his or her account and requests that the subscriber calls the number for assistance.

In the past, they spoke Twi and were very impatient with you if they realized you have noticed they are fraudsters.

This time round,they speak fluent English and they are very nice when they call you.

They tell you there is the need for you to safeguard your mobile money account and protect it from being hacked.

Content created and supplied by: DiscoverGhana (via Opera News )

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