The Ghana Police Service has cautioned Ghanaians to beware of fake, duplicated social media accounts of high profile personalities, public officials and politicians created by some fraudsters which they use to dupe unsuspecting members of the public.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Director-General of the Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu, and dated on the 9th of January, 2018.
The statement says that some fraudsters create or duplicate the accounts or websites of these personalities and of their offices and provide telephone numbers, which they use to make direct contact with innocent persons, promising them “goodies” such as recruitment into the public services, auction sale of state vehicles among others.
It adds that the fraudsters do these to lure innocent persons to part away with money and valuables, believing that they are dealing with persons with influence.
The statement also indicates that the Police are investigating a number of such case reported to them, including a complaint lodged by the Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Mr. Eugene Arhin who has been impersonated with the imposter assuring his victims of several rewards such as securing positions in the government for them, once they part with varied sums of money.