In modern governments all the above aspects are dealt with the Finance Department and its subordinate agencies. A few Google searches regarding the novelty company whose name was on the checks, the bank on which the checks were drawn and the 900 phone number (which was a temporary number registered to an entity in Newfoundland, Canada and which had already been canceled and the entity’s office closed after a month in operation) gave me further insight into how this operation worked.
Further, in the case I wrote about the checks were stolen from a small country bank in Missouri, the letter was mailed from somewhere in the U.S. but office address on the envelope was a P.. box on the island of Gibraltar in Europe, the telephone number I was instructed to call was in Nova Scotia (Canada) and I am sure that if I had followed through and wired them the money that they were asking for, that would have gone to an account in Eastern Europe.
I also asked to speak with a manager and they were not in and told me to call back tomorrow between 9 and 10. The Csr rep, Hung up on me twice when i asked if this was a scam or if i said i did not understand what she was saying to me. I called her back and she told me that she thought i hung up on her……. The # of the company Basic Finance is 306-351-0052.
You remain the best medium through which the Liberian people can get a clear understanding about this waste of government money and the abuse of the office of the Minister of Finance that should be very concerned about empowering us. For the sake of the Liberian people and the love for country, please do not hesitate to widely publish this information.
The fact that those in the Department of Finance knew that foreign private equity have a tax advantage that would benefit foreign private equity under these circumstances to the detriment of Canada’s tax base and Canadians’ public market investment makes it pretty clear that the Department of Finance knew beforehand the consequences and causes of their premeditated actions.