A Ghanaian businessman who deals in consumer goods imports has told how he almost lost $200,000 to internet scammers.
The fraudsters, he claims, obtained his supplier’s email address and used it to send him unsolicited messages attempting to persuade him to send money for a purchase.
The scammers made certain that they created an email that looked like it came from his supplier and that they edited every original email sent to him to make it appear like it came from him.
He went on to say that he was too stupid to notice the differences in the email addresses.
While he was unaware, he was in contact with fraudsters who were eager and ready to defraud him of his hard-earned money.
The businessman told OB on Asempa FM that it took until 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 the money to the wrong person.
It took his bank’s quick intervention to cancel the transaction and prevent the money from reaching the conmen.
He went on to say that internet con artists have duped importers out of their hard-earned cash on numerous occasions.
Many people who have been defrauded of large sums of money, he claims, have committed suicide or seen their businesses come to a halt.
watch his video below;