The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD), has warned of “third parties” perpetuating fraud in its name.
The Department said it had received complaints from government workers to this effect.
“It is illegal and a breach of the Data Protection Act for any Third Party to send unsolicited text messages of any kind to employees on Government payroll urging them to apply for loans or access facilities and services,” the department warned in a statement.
The CAGD also stated that it was “not responsible for these messages”.
It said these messages mostly came from Micro Finance institutions and urged them to “desist from such acts or face legal action in addition to being blacklisted from engaging in any transactions with the CAGD.”
Workers are expected to report such messages to the department to for investigations, the statement added.
“All employees on government payroll are hereby notified to report the receipt of any unsolicited messages in the name of CAGD to the department for investigations to ensure appropriate sanctions and possible prosecution of the culprits.”
By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citnewsroom.com/Ghana