Georgetown, Guyana – (July 21, 2017) The Office of the First Lady of Guyana is calling on citizens not to be duped by persons purporting to be running a scholarship fund in the name of the First Lady. The person(s) responsible for this fraudulent activity has/have been defrauding citizens in Bartica and other hinterland communities.
Reports have been received indicating that residents have been approached via phone calls and text messages from telephone number 592 642 2236 with requests for payment in return for the opportunity to gain scholarships.
The Office of the First Lady would like to inform that no such scholarship fund exists and that no one should hand over any money to anyone in the name of that office. Residents are also strongly encouraged to report these incidents to the nearest police station so that the perpetrator(s) can be brought to justice.
The Guyana Police Force is investigating the matter.