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24-year-old Ghanaian fraudster arrested in France for defrauding about £2 million off his victims in just 3 months

24-year-old Ghanaian fraudster named as Emanuel Poku has been arrested in France for scamming. Emanuel Poku was reportedly linked to over £2 million fraudulence money.

According to the London Police, he used proceeds of his fraudulence acts to tour around the world.

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Also, City of London Police, confirmed that Emanuel Poku had over 500,000 phone numbers and 35,000 bank card numbers, laptops and mobiles on him at the time of his arrest. He also had £12,000 cash on him.

Detective Sergeant Ben Hobbs said: “Emanuel Poku was committing fraud on an industrial scale, funding luxury holidays around the world by stealing money from unsuspecting victims. His devices had been used to send ‘smishing’ text messages to thousands of customers, trying to trick them into giving away their details before using Sim swaps to complete fraudulent transactions.”

The police department also estimated that over £5.8 million worth of fraud was disrupted or prevented as a result of its investigation.

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Detective Sergeant Ben Hobbs has advised people to be vigilant.

“Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected text message or email, as it could be a fraudster trying to harvest your personal and bank details.”

Emmanuel has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud, possession of an article used in fraud and possession of a false passport. He has been sentenced 2 years and nine months. He will also be deported after serving his sentence.

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