Very bad: If somebody calls from US or Europe, they are being reconnected via this fake sim-boxes, resulting in low voice quality, some -times an MTN message, that there is "no credit", but the foreign caller is paying the full bill of the fake connection. The foreign phone companies pay... as usual, to this gangsters, as they believe, to deal with Ghana Phone companies...
Source: atinkaonline.com - The Communication Task Force, a subsidiary of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has arrested three men who allegedly defrauded the state of $ 196, 992. 00, through SIM box fraud.
The suspects, Selasi Dorfenyo,24 , Nicholas Ntsu,16, and Eric Akpanya, 30 were arrested on 6, July at their hideout at Tema ,Community 12, where they were busily scratching top up cards and loading unto SIM cards boxes which were operational at the time of their arrest.
The investigators are yet to close in on one Lebanese believed to be the employer of the suspects and one MTN retailer who is also an accomplice.
The taskforce comprises of personnel from the National Communication Authority, Telecommunication Service Providers and Subah Info Solutions limited.
Since 2011, 20 SIM box fraud cases, involving 24 persons, have been recorded.