Beware of fraudulent ‘BitCash Currency Exchange’ – BoG warns

Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison,

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has warned the public against a money doubling scheme which operates under the name “BitCash Currency Exchange” and claims to have approval from the central bank.

By this notice, the BoG said it wishes to inform the general public that it has not licensed such an entity or any other cryptocurrency exchange platform.

“This fraudulent scheme does not reward investors as promised. Unsuspecting recipients of such messages who click on the hyperlink or forward such messages compromise the safety of their funds, their WhatsApp accounts and other social media profiles, as well as those of friends and family on their contact list.

“The general public is advised as follows: i. Delete such messages upon receipt and desist from forwarding them to others. ii. Remove any member(s) on social media platforms from whom such messages are received as their accounts may have been compromised.
iii. Verify with Bank of Ghana or other relevant authorities, the licensing status of persons or entities, prior to depositing funds with them or
patronising their services. iv. Place deposits only with institutions licensed by the Bank of Ghana, in order that they may be accorded the necessary protection under the applicable banking laws.

“v. Review and familiarise themselves with Bank of Ghana’s notice on ‘Money Doubling’ and ‘Card Loading systems’ titled NOTICE NO.
BG/GOV/SEC/2020/12 which can be found on the Bank’s website.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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