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Police bring down Tigo call credit fraud ring

June 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

Tigo today announced the launch of a pioneering cross-border Mobile Money remittance service between Tanzania and Rwanda. (Image source: Google/graphic.com.gh)

Tigo staff caught dealing in fraud.

Four employees working for mobile operator Tigo and three resellers located in the cities of Touba, M’backe and Thiaroye have been arrested by Senegal’s national police force on fraud charges.

It is suspected that the employees set up a system, which allowed their accomplices to transfer credit to customers without registering the sale. According to the Senegal’s national police force, “The network has been in place for a long time and has defrauded hundreds of millions of CFA Francs (XOF) from Tigo.

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