C/R: MTN MoMo Agent Busted for Aiding Fraud

A mobile money vendor name withheld at Kasoa in the Central region of Ghana have been invited by the Gomoa Dominase Police unit to assist in an ongoing investigation about a fraudulent activity which occurred at his vendor point.

Information reaching Kantanka.net disclose that on 04/11/2019 a customer named Frank logged a complaint at the Gomoa Dominase police station where he identified that an Agent of MTN momo name STEPNAT MICRO BUSINESS GOMOA DOMINASE has fraudulently lured him to send an amount valued Ghc4,100 into his account.

Police then invited Mr Stephen Ewusi of Gomoa Dominase who is the bearer of the said business name to assist in the investigation. After series of investigation, it was identified that the said momo sim is unknown to Mr Stephen Ewusi but believed to be one among the sims he has registered but have not yet received.

This made Gomoa Dominase police to further their investigation by directing both parties to visit the nearest MTN office for further assistance.

Stephen and Frank then visited the MTN office Winneba branch where they met and explained their challenge to the representatives.

According to the MTN Officer, the momo sim was duly registered with the details and business name of Mr Stephen Ewusi but operated by an unknown agent. He further suspended the sim for further development.

Same day, the unknown agent visited other MTN offices to reconnect his sim but was redirected to the MTN office Winneba Branch to aid in investigations.

On 08/11/2019 all parties involved met at the said MTN office for necessary action including a police officer from Gomoa Dominase police station.

Investigation disclosed that the fraudsters visited the agent point at Kasoa to perform such transactions after they have lured and shown interest in the purchasing of a Kia truck being sold by the victim Frank. According to Frank the fraudsters instructed him to send such amount to their local agent for it documentation before they come to purchase.

Meanwhile MTN and police have intensified their investigation into the matter to help find the culprits and minimize the issue of fraudulent activities within various communities.


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