Guyanese fraud victims thought they sent money for Donald Trump

guyanaguardian-The US Federal Bureau of Investigations has confirmed that they are actively tracking down a major online fraud network that is targeting citizens from a number of countries, including Guyana.

The Feds are on the case because the Fraudsters are using the name of the US President to defraud their victims, among other things.

In Guyana’s case, more than two dozen people are believed to have handed over millions of dollars in local currency to the sophisticated fraud network, which targets its potential victims mostly via Facebook and by email.

The perpetrators are said to be operating between the United States and Nigeria, and is believed to involve somewhere between five to ten people with forged identification documents.

The criminal network operates by sending out emails or generic Facebook messages to their targets, which indicate that they are entitled to money which ranges from between US$100,000 to one million US dollars.

But while most persons would simply ignore or recognize the windfall messages as a scam, there are still a handful of people, who through desperation and ignorance, pursued the promised prize monies, only to end up losing corn and ox later.

Two Guyanese victims and one would-be victim who spoke to this publication had explained how they were fleeced of their savings, while expressing embarrassment at being identified.

In all instances, they relate that the crime started via a notification that they received from someone who told them that they had won various sums of monies through a US Government program, among other things.

A bogus digital certificate which listed the World Bank, Facebook, and the Federal Government as joint payees is usually included in the message.

To top it off, the certificates have the bogus signatures of US President Donald Trump and former President Barrack Obama (in other cases), insinuating that either of them had personally signed the document to hand over the money.

The bogus claim certificate with fraudulent signatures of President Trump and others. If you should receive any like this, please report it to the police immediately.



Mareeg senior news editor since 2001 and he can be reached at news@mareeg.com