How Security Conscious People Are Defrauded With Protocol Recruitments/Promotions/PIN Renewal

The truth is that many Security Conscious People Are easily Defrauded With Protocol Recruitments/Promotions/PIN Renewal scammers nearly every day in Ghana.

A true life event that is currently unfolding as narrated by a victim. As at the time of going to press, about 100 people were defrauded between two thousand Ghana cedis and three thousand Ghana cedis each (Ghc2,000-Ghc3,000.00). In total, between two hundred thousand Ghana cedis and three hundred thousand Ghana cedis within one month (Ghc200,000.00 – Ghc300,000.00).

Nurses and teachers are the most victims because of their obvious number. Other professions, including informal sector workers, are equally not left out of this protocol recruitment and promotion scam. Fraud and the number of fraudsters have reached a level never seen before. The more people get defrauded, the more they learn their lessons and guard against them. ‘Once beaten, twice shy’. Other people are very security conscious generally, especially when it concerns safely guarding their financial resources even when they have not been defrauded. Fraudsters are also aware of their terrain and so continue to develop new strategies or modify old methods to get the criminal task completed. The modus operandi of the fraudster is very elaborate.

First of all, an accomplice of the fraudster would join any social media group of any targeted professionals and forward their crafted message promising protocol recruitment, promotion and/or facilitation of any genuine process started by their victims, such as renewal of professional PINs. Sometimes, the accomplice would even send forward the same message to individuals behind the scenes.

The second phase of their operations is when the first victim approaches the fraudster for assistance. The fraudster at this stage tries their possible best to convince and build the highest level of trust possible between themselves and the first victim. The building of institution could involve providing a fake appointment letter that would be difficult to identify by anyone outside the supposed institution. It could also involve acceptance of part payment before work is done. It could also involve provision of a fake ID card that indicates the department the fraudster works for that puts him/her in the position to help or provide the service advertised.

After the first victim is captured by the fraudster, especially involving the provision of a fake appointment letter, the rest of the job is to use that first victim to bring on board new victims. And every new victim would be told limited vacancies are available and so they could not introduce new people. The intention at this time is to build trust and invite demand. The dates on appointment letters, especially, are placed a lot, a further date ahead so the first victim would not report to work with a fake appointment letter.

Inbedded in the scheme is a series of postponement of orientation, medical and other activities preceding the actual result. Postponement of protocol promotions, PIN renewals are all equal signals of fake protocol engagements. Also, the fraudsters find a way of taking extra money from their victims to clear the protocol path against their earlier promise that any other payment would be after the whole protocol is successful.

The final stage is when victims become tired of postponement and/or the elapse of resumption dates to finally set everyone’s mind that they have been defrauded.

Do your best to avoid being one of the Security Conscious People yet being Defrauded With Protocol Recruitments/Promotions/PIN Renewal.

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