Saturday, September 26, 2020

BTC still waiting for mysterious World Cup tickets

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation is still struggling to recoup the P2 million that it lost to an internet scam in the purchase of FIFA World Cup tickets.

Detective Superintendent Chifana Toitoi of Serious Crimes Squad said they are still investigating the matter.

“We have not yet completed investigations as we are still waiting for a response from Interpol,” he said.

He said “as you might be aware investigations that involves other countries are complex therefore we can not rush them to give us the response”.

He said they have already completed some aspects of investigations that involved BTC employees.
Although he was reluctant to divulge their finding, he simply said “those found to have links to the scam might be charged”.

He further said once the Interpol responds the matter will be forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

BTC Marketing and Communications Manager, Anno Tshipa was not available for comment.
In an earlier interview Miss Tshipa had said they had wanted to use the World Cup tickets in their corporate promotions.

Some time last year The Telegraph investigations revealed that BTC unwittingly fell victim to a dummy company that which ran an internet scam purporting to sell World Cup tickets.
BTC paid out money to a company based in the Caribbean Islands, but, since transferring the funds through a local bank, the state owned telephone company has not received any tickets.

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