22.12.2008 Technology

Youth urged to avoid cyber fraud

22.12.2008 LISTEN

The youth, have been tasked to work

hard to achieve academic excellence or in their chosen professions

rather than engaging in cyber fraud.
The Reverend Enoch Osafo, Pastor in charge of the

Taifa Central branch of the Christ Apostolic Church International,

expressed his regret over the misuse of the internet by the youth.

He said instead of using the internet to access information and

acquire knowledge; they rather use it to engage in fraudulent deals.

Rev. Osafo, who was preaching on Sunday to round off

the church's Mission's Week, said the use of spiritual powers in

cyber fraud, now known as “Issakawa”, by the youth, was

gradually becoming a social vice.
He said the youth, after defrauding innocent people through the

internet, use the proceeds to acquire flashy cars and deal in drugs.

However, after enjoying the proceeds of their activities, they

ended up “going mad and dying prematurely”.
The Minister therefore charged parents to question their

wards, who are not in gainful employment over how they acquired

their wealth.
“Monitor and pray for your children to save them from

destruction. If your child who is under 18 purchases a VW Golf car

ask him how he came by that. Don't get excited over wealth they

did not toil for.”
Rev. Osafo further entreated members of the church to

go all out to preach the gospel to the youth in order to save them

from robbery, drug abuse, prostitution and other social vices.

“If you preach to them and they repent from their sins,

the nation would be spared the high rate of robbery, drug peddling

and prostitution,” he told the congregation.

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