Criminals infiltrating Africa’s booming mobile money industry

A new INTERPOL report has found the billion-dollar mobile money industry in Africa is being exploited by organised crime groups – a trend only set to increase as the service is rolled out across the continent.

The ‘Mobile money and organised crime in Africa’ report presents an overview of the criminal exploitation of mobile money services, including fraud, money laundering, extortion, human trafficking and people smuggling, the illegal wildlife trade and terrorism.

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