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Prosecute 420 suspects in loan app fraud – Cyber Security Authority urged


The Cyber Security Authority has been encouraged by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications to bring legal action against the 420 suspects involved in the loan app scam.

The Chamber has requested that the suspects perform community service teaching ICT skills to people who are not ICT-inclined.


The Chamber said that handling the problem with kid-sized precautions would make things worse.

The adult population of the nation has been designated as one of the most susceptible groups that are often preyed upon by these online fraudsters, and it has been noted that there is a need to work and build on the cyber capability of the people in the country.

The Chamber lists additional major problems that are impeding the battle against cybercrime as the high percentage of illiteracy and a lack of IT expertise.

The chamber stated that the goal of the prosecution of the over 420 accused involved in loan fraud is to act as a deterrence to others.

Kenneth Ashigbey, the chief executive officer of the chamber, claims that the accused are eligible for community service projects in which they may help those who are not ICT-inclined become so.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber stated that the purpose of the training in an interview with JoyNews after teaching some junior high school pupils at Agona Swedru how to code.

The Institute for ICT Professionals, which collaborated with the Chamber to disseminate ICT knowledge, emphasized the significance of teaching junior high school students how to code and said that while ICT has both positive and negative aspects, it is important to focus on the positives.

Cynthia Morrison, the member of parliament for Agona West, and Onumah Coleman, the district chief executive, both in attendance, discussed the significance of the occasion and how it will assist the young people of Agona Swedru.

These school children shared the knowledge they have acquired after the exercise.





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