MTN COMMITS TO DEAL WITH MOBILE MONEY FRAUD
Published: 27 May 2017
Last Updated: 27 May 2017
27 May 2017
The commercial manager for MTN-Northern Business District, Mr Peter Bimpeh has pledged the company's unwavering commitment to fighting mobile money theft and fraud.
According to him, the company was currently exploring all avenues to train both its staff and agents across the country to ensure they become aware of the ploys and tricks being employed by fraudsters in the market space.
Speaking at a stakeholder’s forum which had been organized by MTN in collaboration with E-Crime Bureau and the Ghana Police Service at the Ashanti Regional Police headquarters, Mr Bimpeh reiterated the resolve of the MTN to fight off cyber-crime, mobile money fraud and cable thefts.
According to him, there had been an increase in the number of fraud related cases on the mobile money service, adding the company now records 43 cases per month this year as compared to the 28 cases it recorded per month last year.
Mr Albert Bosiako, E-Crime Bureau Officer mentioned the urgency for the mobile companies to fight off mobile money fraud and related issues.
According to him, the service had become part of life of citizens since it provided traders and customers the ease of carrying cash on them to everywhere they wanted to transact business.
This, he said puts a burden on both telecom companies and the security agencies to ensure they fight the growing fraud associated with mobile money.
He charged the Police to upgrade their knowledge on cyber-crime and fraud including mobile money thefts so as to be ahead of fraudsters all the time.
On his part, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah noted with pain the loss of money due to mobile money fraudsters on two occasions.
He, therefore, stressed the need for the Police and security people as well as the general public to be made aware of the tricks these mobile money fraudsters employ in milking their culprits.
DCOP Yeboah commended MTN for leading the fight against cyber-crime and mobile money theft and fraud.
He, however, charged them to work to ensure all their agents and vendors become abreast with the strategies and tricks these mobile money fraudsters employ.
Story by Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi