The Accra Regional Police Command is warning the public to be wary of social media inducements under the pretext of recruiting people into the Ghana Police Service.
According to the Police Command, these persons are defrauding unsuspecting victims in the name of the Public Affairs Unit of the Police Command via social media.
“Reports received indicate that these criminals impersonate the Head of Public Affairs, DSP Effia Tenge, mostly on Facebook, and inveigle gullible contacts into transferring monies into their mobile money accounts. Other victims have also reported fraudulent vehicle auction transactions. ”
But in a press release signed by the Chief Inspector of the Public Affairs Unit, Bright Kwabena Danso, he said the Public Affairs Unit of the Accra Police Command is not responsible for recruitment.
“The Accra Regional Police Command wishes to bring to the notice of the public that some unscrupulous persons are using the name of its Public Affairs Unit to defraud unsuspecting victims, under the pretext of recruiting them into the Ghana Police Service. The command, therefore, warns the public to be wary of all social media inducements in the name of its Public Affairs since the Unit is not responsible for recruiting people into the service.”
The statement also noted that all reports of these fraudulent activities have been transferred to the Cybercrime Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department for further investigation.
“All such reports have since been forwarded to the Cybercrime Unit of the National CID for investigation and further arrest of culprits. In the same vein, all those who have fallen victim to this sham should kindly report to the Cybercrime Unit of the National CID for investigations.”
“By this statement, anyone who engages any individual or organization to facilitate recruitment opportunities into the Ghana Police Service does so at his or her own risk,” the statement added