A suspected female mobile money fraudster, Kate Boateng has been reportedly been arrested at Dabaa in the Ashanti Region.
Kate Boateng allegedly defrauded a mobile money vendor to the tune of GHC5,400.
The suspect was nearly lynched by an angry crowd but she was saved by the Member of Parliament for the Nhyiaeso Constituency, Stephen Amoah.
She is currently in police custody assisting in investigations.
Mobile Money fraud has become the new form of fraud in town with many unsuspecting Ghanaians becoming victims.
Mobile Money Scam in Ghana
Statistics from the cybercrime unit of the Ghana Police Service show that a number of such cases are recorded on daily basis.
Ghana’s leading telco, MTN, indicates that it receives about 365 complaints of fraud from subscribers in the country daily.