Orange Cameroon recently informed that a fake Facebook page has been created bearing the name of its mobile money service: Orange Money.
"Dear customers, don't get scammed! We do not have a dedicated Orange Money page on Facebook. All our accounts on social networks are certified," Orange Cameroon wrote on its Facebook wall.
The scammer behind the fake Facebook page is running campaigns promising users money, cell phones, cars, and laptops. According to the page, what users need to do to be selected is to comment and share the posts on the page in at least ten (10) groups.
Next, they send you a message privately. This is where the scammers trap their victims. The scammer asks the users who have complied with their instructions to provide personal information that they will use to illegally access the users' accounts. This is known as "phishing," a technique widely used on the Internet that involves obtaining personal information to commit a scam.
Orange Cameroon, therefore, invites the public to beware and not to give in to the "tricks" of malicious people. "In case of doubt, contact us on our official pages, via 950 or the application My Orange," the operator advises.