Fraudsters storm Lira town

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LIRA, Uganda


North Kyoga Region Police spokesperson ASP Ongom David Mudong, is concerned that there are complains coming up from the members of the public within Lira Town of ATM, Mobile Money and counterfeit currencies related fraudsters that have victimised softly targeted persons.

ASP Mudong cautioned the public to be vigilant especially when they go about their transactions using the ATM cards and Mobile Money businesses because fraudsters often masquerade around the bank premises and Mobile Money points within the town in the name of assisting victims to operate the ATM and at the end access their PIN numbers and withdraw money from other ATM access points within town.

 “Fraud is a crime.” He warned

Security guards at Housing Finance Bank incepted three people claiming to be S.4 students from Bright light College along Juba Road with 6300 fake USD worth 29 million Ush.

The suspects Ongel Ambros 19 from Alebtong District, Ochero Peter, 18 Otuke District and Abwon Morris 18, Oyam District were later handed over to the Police.

The Police are yet to verify from the schools administration whether the suspects are or (were) students of their school.

ASP Mudong cautioned Parents or guardians to be aware that Students are reporting back to school, hence theft becoming a hot cake for criminals.

“People therefore should be very vigilant and report such persons to any relevant authorities for intervention and on the same note do warn whoever shall be caught offside the law in regard such crimes shall be prosecuted within the provisions of the law.” He warned