Police arrests men who used fake bank alerts to pay sex workers
Four men who specialised in using fake bank alerts to pay for goods and also for the services of commercial sex workers have been paraded at the Police High Command.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, during press briefing warned members of the public against false bank alerts being generated and forwarded to defraud victims of their money.
According to him, the four-man gang specialised in generating and sending of fake and false bank alerts to unsuspecting members of the public.
He said the syndicate before the arrest was using such fake alerts to pay for goods and services including payment for services of commercial sex workers
The FPRO, however, appealed to the members of the public to be careful of people coming to their business outfits to buy goods and wanting to do online payments
The leader of the syndicate, who spoke with newsmen about the activities of his group before the arrest, confirmed that such alerts normally lasted for about few minutes before they would disappear.