New scam Alert: Government workers Must Stay Alert
In recent times, there has been a new scam alert aimed mostly at government and salaried workers paid through the Controller and Accountant Generals Department (CAGD).
The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) has released press statements on a regular basis informing the public about the activities of fraudsters attempting to imitate CAGD personnel. These con artists, on the other hand, are always developing new ideas and approaches.
In this article, we will shed light on the new formalities used by payroll and controller fraudsters to dupe salary workers, mainly individuals who work in the public sector.
According to EducandGhana.net’s investigations, a new method used by someone claiming to be a controller and accountant department officer wants to help you claim your arrears. The individual will specify your name, staff ID, registered number, and other relevant facts that qualify him or her to work in the aforementioned office or institution during the contact process.
The individual proceeds to ask you whether the government owes you arrears and if you are interested in taking that money and why you didn’t make a follow-up to claim the arrears.
In the process to explain to the fraudster why the arrears have not been paid, he or she promises to help you retrieve those monies.
Here are the Terms and Conditions Laid Down by the Fraudsters
The scammers plan to split the money in 40 to 60 percent increments. They receive 40% of the arrears, while the worker or victim receives 60%. They do, however, warn that what they’re doing is against the law. As a result, the funds cannot be transferred to your salary account because they would appear on your payslip. The rationale they give is that auditors will approach you during an audit because the money on your payslip does not correlate to your present status.
They then offer to you some of the financial institutions with which they work, which they think are trustworthy and can pay you the arrears, as a pledge to keep you safe from auditors. They will then refer you to a financial institution where you will fill out a loan application and obtain a loan for the exact amount that the government owes you in arrears.
After filling out the loan document, the scammers claim it will arrive at the controller, where it will be deleted from the system.
If those documents are completed and delivered to them, they will have taken out a loan for you while also sharing the same loan with you. The only way you’ll understand it’s a loan is when the lending business starts deducting from your paycheck the following month.
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New scam Alert: Government workers Must Alert