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The Rise Of Mobile Money Fraud In Ghana, Be Cautious Of These Fraudulent Schemes

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Mobile Money fraud started at the same time telecommunication companies struck gold with their new money portability service.

However, as customers are becoming increasingly aware of the possibility of mobile money fraud, the fraudsters are also adapting and quickly changing their cunning and fraudulent schemes.

However, as customers are becoming increasingly aware of the possibility of mobile money fraud, the fraudsters are also adapting and quickly changing their cunning and fraudulent schemes.

You never know when you will be a victim.

Below are some cunning schemes fraudsters use to defraud innocent Ghanaians.

1. I have mistakenly sent money to your wallet, please send it back to me.

Usually, fraudsters send text messages to prior to this claim just so it will look genuine. Whenever you receive such a message and a call follows claiming money has been sent to you, maintain a positive composure, check your wallet to see if the said amount of money was sent to your wallet. If there has not been any money reflection, then its obvious no money was sent so you will need to ignore the person, if he insists contact your service provider. Do not initiate any transaction you do not understand.

2. Be mindful of monies that come to your wallet from unknown people.

In some circumstances, a fraudster will truly send you money and call stating they mistakenly sent you money and so you need to send it back to them. If it happens that you receive money from an unknown person, upon confirmation, if you want to send the money to the person, you need to use the only legitimate and approved process provided by your service provider to send the money back to the person, Do not listen to the person’s procedure for he or she is not your service provider. You might end up sending your own money in addition to his or hers.

3. Beware of callers who claim they work with your service provider’s company.

Anytime you receive a call and the caller claims he or she is calling from your service provider’s company and initiating any monetary conversation, you need to be extra careful because it might be a fraudster trying to play a mind game on you. You will need to ignore and contact your service provider yourself.

4. Do not get carried away by winning promotions you never took part in.

Fraudsters have really used this scheme to dupe people a lot. They will call you and claim you have won a said promotion and so you need to send an amount of money to redeem your prize. If this happens, ask yourself if you have taken part in any promotion? Ask yourself who redeems a prize with money? these are very important questions you can use to neutralize the scheme.

5. As a customer of a particular network, any call or text you receive which has to do with money or your mobile money account, please contact your service provider yourself to clear all reasonable doubts.
It is ideal to speak to your service provider if you are not too sure about the information given to you over the phone.

This is a menace in Ghana that has caused a lot of people pain and anguish. Some notable persons in society have also fallen prey. These persons include Vivian Jill Lawrence, Don Little among others.

Remember your mobile money account is meant to be kept as discrete as any bank account will be kept hence do not relay any information about it to any person regardless, except in special cases which will be upon your own request.

Mobile money service came into existence to make Ghanaian lives easier when it comes to sending and receiving money, do not make the usage of this amazing service frustrating for yourself by making it prone to fraudsters.

If unfortunately, you have been a victim of mobile money fraud, do not keep the experience to yourself, share with family and friends for them to know what exactly is going on so they can also learn to be on guard.

Learn to probe into things that are free and looks or sounds too good to be true, for it is said that “there is no free lunch”. Let us all be cautious.

Stay safe, and in the words of MTN Ghana, “Don’t be a MUGU.”

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Don’t Date A Guy Whose Mattress Is On The Floor, They’re Not Ready For Marriage : Lady Advises

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Social media has made it easy for anyone to voice his or her grievances as well as candid opinions with just a click comparably to the olden days.

These days, anyone with 5 megabytes of data can hide behind any cracked screen of Infinix phone to say anything and go scot-free: the case of a lady with username @its_blis on Twitter.

In her Tweet, she cautioned ladies not to date a guy who has his mattress laid on the floor. O her best knowledge, such guys have no plans or whatsoever about marriage.

That’s to mean dating them would mean wasting one’s precious time and energy.“Ladies pls don’t date guy which mattress is on the floor… Scrutiny says they are not ready for marriage”, the tweet reads.

The Tweet has sparked controversy. Below is what some Twitter users have to say.

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Shocking: Entire Family Of Five, All Die On The First Night After Moving Into Their Own House | PHOTOS

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A family of five, including the father, mother, three children and a family friend have reportedly died in a mysterious circumstance at Aiyepe Road, in Sagamu Area of Ogun State.

The incident occurred late Wednesday night. The family had just moved from into the property belonging to them and were said to have died the very first night inside the house.

A family friend who spent the night with them also lost his life. Meanwhile, it was gathered, on Thursday, that there was a possibility that the house might have been fumigated with a lethal chemical.

One of the sympathisers, simply identified as Tony who took the corpses to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, said the owner of the house was a borehole driller.

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He explained that neighbours perceived a foul odour coming from the building, on Thursday morning, which attracted them to the house. He said they (neighbours) raised the alarm over the development which attracted the attention of the police.

Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, vowing that the Police would get to the root of the matter.

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Carlo Ancelotti Sacked By Napoli

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Ex-Everton boss Moyes could return to Goodison Park in the interim role; Arsenal also interested, say Sky in Italy.

Everton will begin contract talks with Carlo Ancelotti, after he was sacked as Napoli manager on Tuesday evening.

Former Everton boss David Moyes could still return to Goodison Park in an interim role, while a new permanent manager is put in place, Sky Sports News understands.

Arsenal are also considering Ancelotti, who managed Napoli for 19 months, to become their next manager, according to Sky in Italy.

Napoli announced the decision to dismiss Ancelotti hours after he led the club to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 4-0 home win against Genk, ending a nine-match run in all competitions without victory.

A Napoli club statement read: “SSC Napoli has decided to revoke the role of first-team coach from Mr Carlo Ancelotti.

“The rapport of friendship, admiration and reciprocal respect between the club, its president (Aurelio De Laurentiis) and Carlo Ancelotti remain intact.”

Vitor Pereira, who was viewed as the leading candidate at Everton, pulled out of the process to become the successor to Marco Silva earlier on Tuesday.

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