The Ghana Police Service has cautioned the public to beware of fake duplicated social media accounts of high profile personalities, including public officials and politicians.
According to the police, some unscrupulous individuals are hiding behind such fake social media accounts to dupe the unsuspecting public.
That, he said, the criminals engaged in such acts “to lure innocent persons to part away with money and valuables, believing that they are dealing with persons with influence”.
He said the police is currently investigating a number of such reports, including a complaint lodged by the Director of Communications at the Office of the President; Mr. Eugene Arhin who has been impersonated with the imposter assuring his victims of several rewards such as securing positions in government for them, once they part with varied sums of money.
“Police wants the public to take precautionary measures such as verifying websites, social media accounts, telephone numbers and the persons behind them before parting with money, valuable information and property”, ACP Eklu cautioned the public.
He, however, entreated the public to promptly report to the nearest police station any fraudulent actions related to social media or otherwise for investigation.