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The US is warning these 6 African countries to beware of cryptocurrency fraudsters

In a communiqué, the Head of the United States’ Cyber Crime Unit, John P. Hooks asked that the general public reports any suspicion of fraud to the appropriate security agencies if they are found in any of the 6 mentioned countries.

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The United States government has cautioned Ghana and five other African countries to be wary of two cryptocurrency fraudsters who are using investment mechanisms to defraud innocent people.

In a communiqué, the Head of the United States’ Cyber Crime Unit, John P. Hooks said: “I would like to inform the public, especially in the following African countries and their government: Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, DRC Congo that one Mr Junior Capputti and Mr Emerson Pires in the name of president and vice-president respectively, in one programme that they call a company that is known as Mining Capital Coin (MCC).”

“The above-mentioned names are con artists running a non-existence company to lure the public into investing their hard-earned money in the cryptocurrency market, which they promise unrealistic ROI and other benefits. Our intelligence has information that the named persons in question have been, for a long time, working alongside a fugitive known as Mr Danilo Santana, the owner of D9 clube one of the deadliest organised scam of all time,” he added.

He asked that they are reported to the appropriate security agencies if they are found in any of the 6 mentioned countries.

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“If you see them in your countries, report to your nearest police station or call our hotline Interpol number below. 33472447163.”

This warning is coming days after some Ghanaians have been scammed by a cryptocurrency investment syndicate, Global Coin Community Help (GCCH).

Ghana’s Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has questioned the two directors of GCCH for allegedly swindling the investors of GHS135 million.

The two Kwaku Damete Kumi and David Opatey were granted bail after the several hours of interrogation.

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