Scam Alert Two Ghanaians arrested for allegedly hacking bank accounts

According to the police, the syndicate transferred money from its coffers to the personal accounts of some other customers. Afterwards, they connived with the customers to withdraw the money.

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Dickson the third suspect is said to be on the run. Source (Daily Graphic) play

Dickson the third suspect is said to be on the run. Source (Daily Graphic)

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The police in Accra have arrested two Ghanaian hackers who are alleged to have been behind a number of cases in which bank accounts have been compromised.

The pair have been named as George Asante, 37, and Millicent Brown, 32, while a third suspect, Dickson, is said to be on the run. According to the district police commander of Adabraka, Kwesi Ofori, the police had been trailing the suspects for the past two months after one of the banks in the country reported some suspicious activity.

According to the police, the syndicate transferred money from its coffers to the personal accounts of some other customers. Afterwards, they connived with the customers to withdraw the money.

The Daily Graphic reports that on October 5, an amount of 500,000 cedis was transferred to an account from the bank’s coffers. It then alerted all branches to be vigilant of the development. On that same day, Asante is said to have sent a cheque of 450,000 cedis to the Ring Road Central branch of the bank to withdraw the cash leading to his arrest.

He later mentioned Brown and Dickson as accomplices. The pair have been charged with two counts of conspiracy to steal. The name of the bank has not been disclosed by the police.

This is not the first time Ghanaian savers have had to worry about the safety of their saving. In June, two Bulgarians were arrested for allegedly cloning ATM cards to withdraw money. There are concerns that security agencies are catching up fast enough with computer crime.

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