The Ghana Police Service has urged the general public to be wary of charlatanic advertisements in both mainstream and new media platforms.
This notice is a result of a recent increasing number of advertisements to lure individuals, especially the youth into dubious activities that claim to make them rich overnight.
In a statement signed by Chief Superintendent Grace Ansah-Akrofi, these charlatanic activities are posing serious implications for society and the nation as a whole.
According to the Police, recent investigations indicate that the increase in some activities such as defrauding, kidnapping and even murder are as a result of such advertisements.
The police further added that charlatanic advertisements are not just unethical but also a criminal offense and punishable under the laws of Ghana.
“We, therefore, urge operators of electronic communication networks, providers of electronic communication and broadcasting services to rise to their responsibilities and not allow their platforms to be used in the promotion or advertising of such activities”, the statement added.
Below is the full statement