The Executive Director of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, has cautioned Ghanaians, particularly the business community, to be careful about a heave in sight force in online businesses.
According to her, online fraud has been on the enormous ascent and people would’ve to do a ton of historical verifications prior to wandering into businesses on the internet.
The former head of the CID unit of the Ghana Police Service has thusly launched a campaign to clampdown on such lowlifes and protect individual businesses.
EOCO is cautiously working with various security organizations, the Telcos and the Attorney General’s office to fish such characters out.
COP Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah recently offered the counsel in Kumasi as a feature of her regional tour to request support from other government offices to battle crime.
Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has also asked the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Afful Boakye Yiadom, and the Regional Head of the AG’s office, Mr Ernest Ayeh to assist with battling the new gigantic online crime on the increase.
She said the online tricksters change their usual methodology every now and then, which calls for vigilance.
Meanwhile, Maame Tiwaa has launched a cross country education program in schools and places of worship to do a mega campaign.
She further communicated that, the majority of these internet based businesses are not enlisted with the important bodies, including the Registrar’s Department.
Consequently, she is proposing that prior to engaging with such internet based merchants, a smidgen of historical verification ought to be done.
She went on by saying that, we would all need to prevent these things from happening, since, and if we don’t, particularly the people who are attracted with gigantic venture returns, will pivot to blame the government first and afterward mount pressure to get back their investments.
Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah additionally said,
“No information should be considered trivial because it is when we piece them together that we are able to arrive at a credible conclusion”.