The Police in Bweyogerere have arrested a notorious mobile money fraudster identified as Kamya David Tony alias Masavu Senior,a proprietor of former MASAVU Football Club Entebbe.
The suspect operates all over Kampala Metropolitan area along Entebbe Road, Wakiso, Kira, Nansana and other areas and has a flat at Garuga, Stella Najjanankumbi, kitubulu and Namusera.
According to a statement from police, Kamya swaps phones and steals agent lines with floats and withdraws it.
The suspect reportedly goes to a mobile shop, pretends to be sending money but he gives a wrong or none existing number. So the agent phone will not send money. It will instead show a message that” this number can not receive money”.
At this time he tells a mobile money agent to continue trying as he masters his/her pin code and later tells the agent that he needs to go to the vehicle and pick another number.
When he goes to the car, he picks a phone out of the car exactly of similar make like that of an agent where he is transacting from, comes with another fake number and tells the agent to try that one. Again it brings a default message.
At this point he tells the agent to give him a phone and he dials it himself, he swaps with the similar phone he is holding and he disappears.
“He was arrested in Bweyogerere after doing the same fraud and upon searching his brand new car, 51 phones some of which he had swapped from else where and lines were recovered” Police says.