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Police dismiss social media cash hoax


Police dismiss social media cash hoax

Source : The Herald 

Crime Reporter

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has dismissed as false, reports circulating on social media that it is an offence for any person to be found carrying more than $200. In a statement, police chief spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said some criminals were already taking advantage of this hoax doing rounds on WhatsApp platform. “The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to dispel a false WhatsApp message which is being peddled to the effect that no one is allowed to carry cash in excess of US$200.

 

“The Reserve bank of Zimbabwe has disassociated itself from this WhatsApp message, which has been sent by mischievous elements with criminal intent to cause confusion in the country. Criminals are already taking advantage of this hoax WhatsApp message,” she said.

 

Snr Asst Comm Charamba said no one was allowed to search any household or vehicle acting on the strength of this false WhatsApp message.

“No one is allowed to search any household or vehicle acting on the strength of this false WhatsApp message, which in part is related to a Statutory Instrument that was in force during the Zimbabwe dollar era. The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to warn perpetrators of falsehoods that the long arm of the law will catch up with them,” she said.

She said anyone who was subjected to this harassment should report to any nearest police station or the National Complaints Desk on (04) 703631.