Gono imposters dupe people money

Source: Gono imposters dupe people money – NewsDay Zimbabwe

BY RICHARD MUPONDE

UNSUSPECTING people have reportedly been duped an undisclosed amount of money by imposters who are reportedly abusing the name of former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, Gideon Gono asking for financial assistance.

Gono confirmed the scam and said a number of people have been swindled after they released huge sums of money into a fraudulent account in South Africa from which he disassociated himself and his family.

“It has come to my sad attention and family that they are impersonating me and going around asking high-profile and rich individuals, suspected to be my friends, to ‘assist’ me with money deposited into a South African account,” Gono said.

“Unfortunately, a few people, some of whom I have never met and do not even know, have been duped into releasing huge sums of money, only to find out soon after that the voice on the other line was fake.”

He denied that he had begged for money from friends and associates and urged people to report the imposters to the police.

“Please report any such approaches to the nearest police station to ensure that the culprits are apprehended swiftly,” Gono said.

He said a South African number, +27 718 396 569, was used by these imposters to dupe people. Gono said a photoshopped picture of him, taken 10 years ago, was being used on the number’s WhatsApp profile picture.

The local number currently being used was +263 788 669 246, with “one funny photoshopped profile picture of our chicken business premises”.

“The local guy impersonated my first born son, Passion Peter. This ‘governor’ ended all his conversations invoking both the word and name of God, to disguise his real evil standing in society,” Gono said.

The former RBZ governor said he has reported the matter to Borrowdale Police Station, and the matter was now being investigated by the CID under ZRP Docket Ref 4597277.

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    Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 10 months ago

    Comrade Doctor Gideon ‘Trillion’ Gono PhD (Univ of Zimbabwe) was the man at the helm of ZW Reserve Bank who gave us the 100 trillion dollar bank note as well as the 1 cent bank note. He also gave us 79 sextillion per cent inflation by November 2008 when the ZW dollar died and became worth NOTHING comrades.
    Because he is a ZANUPF stalwart and minder of the Mugabe family money he is today a very rich man in US dollars of course. Why would he be foolish & have his own money in RTGS ?

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    Ndebele 10 months ago

    Anything to do with Gono will involve some smoke and mirrors and money! Look at all the $100 Trillion notes that he pulled out of a Zanu hat!! This is Black Magic at its best – so there will always be lots of Gono Wannabees! We have two really flash Gono Wannabees in the Zanu camp stealing the peoples’ money and even those people in the diaspora in particular as there is Real Money out there. Wannabees Mthuli and Mangudya are doing a great job for Top Bee ED and Queen Bee Tagwireyi – they are financial reform imposters. Wannabees Mthuli and Mangudya are going crazy with their Herald Propaganda and call on Eddie Cross from time to time – and the Global Deed to steal the Title as well. Top Bee and Queen Bee need more and more US dollars to put in Dubai with their gold bars.