Public warned of Mpesa/Eco-cash perpetrators

Police have appealed to the public to avoid being victims of perpetrators promising them jobs, in return stealing their money as they are requested to deposit to their Mpesa or Eco-Cash numbers.
This, the Deputy Public Relations Officer (DPRO) of the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) Superintendent (Supt.) Lerato Motseki revealed at a press briefing held at police headquarters on Monday.
Reading the police report, she noted that a 28-year-old Lesenyeho ‘Molaoa of Ha-Motloheloa Maseru, who currently resides at Mahobong Leribe, had appeared before Berea magistrate court on June 06 for contravening penal code of 2010 section 68:1.
According to the report, the suspect unlawfully obtained a sum of M3000 from five victims each, claiming that he would offer them job at the Ministry of Health.
Supt. Motseki delineated that the suspect was granted M700 bail which he failed to pay, therefore he awaits trial in police custody while he awaits to reappear before court on June 20.
On the other hand added to the report, LMPS warns the public of people claiming to assist people find rental houses, in return making them deposit a certain amount into their Mpesa and Eco-cash numbers.
Supt. Motseki delineated that the aforementioned means of transferring cash were introduced to diminish over crowding at the banks, adding that she hopes Vodacom and Econet companies work collaboratively with LMPS to put a gentle stop to this crime.
Supt. Motseki therefore warned the public that any company having vacancies advertises them, thereby urging the public to stop depositing money to perpetrators who promises them jobs.

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