MTN Ghana have joined forces with the Ghana Police Service and e-Crime Bureau in a bid to tackle the threat of mobile money fraud in the country. According to telecompaper, the two organisations held a day’s workshop at the Police General Headquarters Conference Room in Accra last week for 40 police personnel of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in the southern sector on the threat of mobile money fraud.
Daily Guide Africa reported that there were some high profile attendees at the workshop which included COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, Director General, Research and Planning, ACP Maame Tiwaa Addo Dankwa, Deputy Director General CID. Also in attendance was MTN General Manager, Financial Services, Eli Hini who during his opening address highlighted the need for the collaboration.
“As it’s always the case, every good thing creates an opportunity for social deviants to take advantage and cheat unsuspecting persons, and it is for these unforeseen circumstances that MTN has embarked on a journey to ensure that its systems are robust enough to provide secured services,” said Hini.
The General Manager announced that MTN is looking to enhance their mobile money service to meet international standards through a certification from Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LROA).
Timely and relevant is how the Director General of CID, DCOP Bright Oduro described the stakeholder collaboration with MTN and e-Crime Bureau saying that it will help stop criminals from swindling unsuspecting victims.
With the Police being the first to receive complaints involving mobile money fraud, it is important that steps are take against crime that is becoming increasingly sophisticated, organized and networked, and that there is collaboration with all key stakeholders, DCOP Oduro said.