“My world became dark” – Ghanaian businessman narrates how he almost lost $200,000 to internet fraudsters [Video]

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A Ghanaian businessman who is into the imports of consumer goods has narrated how he nearly lost $200,000 to internet fraudsters.

According to him, the fraudsters got hold of the email of his supplier and used that to send him unsolicited messages aimed at getting him to send them money for a purchase. The fraudsters ensured that they created an email that looked like that of his supplier and edited every original email sent to him.

He added that he was not smart enough to notice the dissimilarities in the email addresses. Unknown to him, he was communicating with fraudsters who were eager and every ready to dupe him of his hard-earned money.

Speaking to OB on Asempa FM, the businessman said he had to take up to the eleventh hour after he had sent the money to the fraudsters and reached out to this supplier via phone for him to realize that he had sent his $200,00 to the wrong person. It had to take the swift intervention of his bank to recall the transaction and stop the money from getting to the fraudsters.

He added that the internet fraudsters have succeeded on many occasions at duping importers of their hard-earned money. According to him, many who have been duped of huge amounts have either taken their lives or seen their businesses draw to an abrupt halt.

Watch Him Speak In The Video Below:

 

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