Representatives of Uganda’s comms regulator flew 2,300 miles just to ‘benchmark’ the performance of Ghana’s national RA system.
The gang had already stolen GHC200,000 (USD27,000) before they were caught using mobile apps to make three more bank withdrawals.
Tricky fraudsters deliberately misspell their messages in the hope of evading automated filters.
Albert Kan-Dapaah, Ghana’s Minister for National Security, wants “enhanced cooperation” between state security and tax collectors.
It looked like the ruling NPP tried to break procedure to enact a new tax but some say it was a misunderstanding about using the toilet.
Ghana’s government imposed a surprise new tax, gave a tax cut, and seemingly found tax leaks within the space of just 3 weeks.
MTN Ghana CEO Selorm Adadevoh says financial cybercrime is a national security threat but not all agree with his anti-fraud policies.
Data supposedly gathered to track the spread of COVID-19 included each customer’s mobile money transactions and bank details.
The cash held by mobile money agents makes them a target for criminals. Telcos should work with insurers to create policies that will help agents to manage the risk.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia said the current GHC0.19 per minute rate is a ‘nuisance tax’ that causes simbox fraud.