Popular kumawood actress Vivian Jill Lawrence has narrated how she and other kumawood stars like Maame Serwaa fell victims to a recent mobile money scams.
In an audio recording, she recounted her ordeals and how others got swindled.
She stated that, the fraudster, a male, contacted her for a contract to shoot an advert, and she agreed to meet the man to discuss and sign the terms of the contract in Kumasi.
The fraudster who was not in Kumasi decided to make the trip to Kumasi to meet the actress. According to Vivian Jill Lawrence, she received a call from the man saying he had encountered some problems with the police and had to ‘bribed’ them out.
The fraudster added that he had his chequebook with him but the police has refused a check. In effect, he asked Vivian Jill Lawrence to send him GHc 800 which she did. He later called and asked for GHc 1,000 but Vivian Jill became suspicious.
According to Vivian, the fraudster claimed to have gotten her number from Nana Ama McBrown, She later called a McBrown only to be told that she had been defrauded by the man.
She learnt from Dianah (One of Maame Serwaa’s relative and management member) that the same ’contract man’ had done same with Maame Serwaa and other actors and got them to send him huge sums of money.
Some of the actors including Salinko revealed that he was nearly scammed but sensed fraud, therefore, did not send the money to the person who was requesting for it.