YouTube Video Advertises Illegal Simbox Profits

Previously I have argued that the best way to learn about simbox fraud is reading the advice given by the firms who sell simboxes. Now I learn that the suppliers have gone one step further, producing a pretty slick promotional video that explains how to conduct simbox fraud in Ghana. Their YouTube video says

Ghana is a perfect place for making money


Simbox termination… will bring you a lot of money


Per month, your income will be about $27000

but they warn that

Cheap equipment will bring you to jail


Cheap Chinese gateways… do not have special features like SIM migration and human behavior simulation, which are strongly necessary for safe termination in Ghana

Watch the video below and you will not only learn how to commit simbox fraud in Ghana, but also which EU business provides both the GSM gateway and practical advice on how to avoid law enforcement!

Hat tip to Jan Vervloet of LATRO Services for telling Commsrisk about this video.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.

6 Comments on "YouTube Video Advertises Illegal Simbox Profits"

  1. Avatar Daniel Flöckinger | 15 Mar 2016 at 5:04 pm |

    I havent laughed to hard before.
    This video is hillarious, made by clueless people who are trying to sell equipment which is no better than the chinese crap they are talking about.

  2. Joseph Nderitu joseph_nderitu | 17 Mar 2016 at 3:02 pm |

    I was not sure whether to laugh or cry. We are living in interesting times in deed!

  3. Avatar Nixon Wampamba | 18 Mar 2016 at 11:31 am |

    Eric, now you see the pressure and stress I have to deal with on a daily basis. Even the fraudsters are advertising our country Ghana as the place to come to commit crime. The fight is on.

    • Nixon, if I had to choose one person to fight this battle, I’d pick you.

      • Joseph Nderitu joseph_nderitu | 22 Mar 2016 at 3:22 pm |

        I think Nixon should also make a video that shows what happens to the crooks who come to Ghana, hoping to strike gold but make the mistake of crossing his Mr Wampamba’s path :)

  4. Last year when i talked to them using their contact chat program, it was quite funny to ask if they can help availing pre-provisioned SIMs too? ;-) Well, the representative did not have any answer and asked me to check with his product manager and they shall get in touch with me on skype. The product price is negotiable providing you give them the traffic you want to generate and how many channels one would like to use. Another good question they asked is if am i working as a firm or an individual !!! Now that states quite a good things about Telco Industry ! :)

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