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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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It’s Not Wrong For A Lady To Accept A Proposal From A Married Man : Counselor Lutterodt Claims

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Counselor George Lutterodt, the controversial Ghanaian pastor/relationship counselor never ceases to amaze his followers and listeners with some of his ridiculous teachings.

The latest from Counselor George Lutterodt is that it is never wrong to accept a proposal from a married man if you are a lady.

According to Counselor Lutterodt, ladies who are interested in married men have been kept in check and held back with the false threats that Karma will visit them. He stated emphatically that there is nothing like Karma when it comes to dating married men.

Instead, Counselor Lutterodt revealed that most married women have dated a married man before and they did not return the properties they got from the affair when they broke it off and finally married.

But, they will be making jabs and issuing threats to ladies not to date married men now that they themselves are married.

Counselor Lutterodt encouraged young ladies to go all out and date whoever they want even if the person is married and more especially if he is rich.

The controversial Ghanaian celebrity critic was speaking on TV Africa Morning Show on Thursday, 22nd August 2019 when he made the bold assertions.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Agrees New Long-Term Deal With Liverpool Until 2023

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed a new long-term contract until 2023 with European champions,  Liverpool.

The England winger, 26, who joined Liverpool from Arsenal for £35million in 2017 has scored five goals in 47 games for the club.

Chamberlain returned to first-team football at the end of last season after suffering a serious knee injury in April 2018.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain agrees new long-term deal with Liverpool until 2023

On inking the long-term deal, he told Liverpoolfc.com: ‘I’m really, really excited – it’s been in the pipeline for a little while, so it’s nice to finally get it done and just extend my time here, which I am really looking forward to.

‘I feel like I missed out on a year, which I obviously did, so it’s really exciting for me to be able to sign. It’s something that I feel is an opportunity to give that year back and make up for lost time – and hopefully put in some good performances to make amends for not being around last year.

‘You’ve got to count your blessings every time you get an opportunity like this, you don’t get the chance to play for Liverpool Football Club every day. I am really excited to be able to extend my time here.’

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain agrees new long-term deal with Liverpool until 2023

‘I can promise the supporters that I’ll give them absolutely everything moving forward,’ he added.

‘There might be times where I have bad games and good games and moments where it’s not so good, but I’ll always work through those moments and give my everything to correct them and keep pushing this team forward.

‘I hope that I can do some special things like I did before I got injured and, most of all, be a part of this group of players that go on to hopefully win more things.

‘I’m really excited to see what the future holds for us all and I look forward to seeing them every game moving forward.’

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain agrees new long-term deal with Liverpool until 2023

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Social Media Has Distracted And Corrupted This Generation : Archbishop Duncan Williams Reveals | WATCH

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Archbishop Duncan Williams

Founder and leader of the Action Chapel International Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams has made a very thought-provoking comment about this generation.

Duncan Williams said the way and manner this generation has allowed social media to penetrate every aspect of their lives, this generation is doomed.

According to the man of God, smartphones, as a matter of fact, social media has become part of the distractions of this generation.

He further explained that the distraction has become very serious that people carry their smartphones with them almost everywhere including the shower, washroom just to mention a few.

He added that the level of distraction is no joke, hence it is very important to take a second look at it.

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