Mutangana would soon after receive a phone call from someone, who identified himself as Eric Tuyisenge.
The caller told Mutangana that he had accidentally sent Rwf34, 000 to her phone and requested her to wire at least Rwf30, 000 to a phone account he gave her.
Mutangana was quick to go to the Mobile Money agent identified as Julienne Musabyimana, without verifying the message she had received, and told the agent to wire Rwf30, 000 to the phone account she had been given.
On checking, she noticed that it was just an SMS. The scammer had succeeded using Mutangana to defraud Musabyimana.
“People should beware that fraudsters employ different tricks to achieve their criminal purpose, and be extra vigilant. Always verify messages and phone calls you receive,” Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdun Twizeyimana said.