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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Bishop Samuel Kleda warns against crooks who use his name to make money

Cin | The Archbishop of Douala denounces people who call ministers and business leaders to carry out collections on his behalf.

When scammers use the name of a Catholic Church official to extract money. The victim of this misadventure is the Archbishop of Douala, Bishop Samuel Kleda. People of bad character have tried to get money from people in the Republic saying that he was the one who committed them to this task. False, retorts the man of God.

In a "message of denial" dated September 13, 2018 the Archbishop of Douala wrote: "I, the undersigned Archbishop Samuel Kleda of Douala, have just made the unfortunate statement that, for some time now, a group of people, issuing phone calls to ministers and business leaders, claiming to act on my behalf, to collect money. I come, so to speak, to denounce these acts of fraud, which are only part of the scam. I therefore invite all those who received these phone calls to protect themselves against such scammers, who have not received any power of attorney from me. "

Scam attempts of this kind are common in Cameroon. For example, three years ago, a fake governor of the Littoral region was caught. He had the bad habit of calling on the phone and introducing himself as Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboua. The merchant, 43 years old at the time, had managed to take 50 million CFA Francs to his victims.