Ghana: Customs Warn Public Against Online Auctions

The Principal Revenue Officer in Charge of Customs Auctions, Mr. Prince Akwaboah has hinted that the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority is considering online means of auctioning general goods and vehicles in order to broaden its reach.

The head of auctions of Customs revealed that, the procurement plans are advanced to select the technology partner for that service.

Mr. Akwaboah, however warned that until a formal announcement is issued by the Ghana Revenue Authority, the Authority does not conduct online auctions and the public should treat any current advertisement of that nature in the name of the GRA as fraudulent.

“I would like to caution the public that we have not started online auctions yet,” he stressed.

Speaking on Eye on Port, the Principal Revenue Officer in Charge of Customs Auctions disclosed that reports coming to the attention of the Division is that some unknown individuals or syndicates

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Honda launches comprehensive online car buying platform: 6-step process explained



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Honda Cars India has finally introduced its comprehensive online car buying platform. “Honda from Home” has expanded to allow customers to buy a new Honda car from their own home. While dealerships will continue to operate, Honda from Home now allows customers a contact-free experience along with added convenience. Initially, Honda had introduced the platform to simply book a new Honda model only. Recently Honda introduced its virtual showroom. Now, Honda from Home has expanded to a one-stop solution for a car purchase. Honda claims that it takes 6 steps from making a choice to buying the vehicle.

The Honda from Home solution is designed to provide a comprehensive retail experience. The process involves the customer to pick a car of their choice first. Following which, all the offers available for their vehicle of choice at the time will be provided. Once they are

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Christie’s online watch auction to sell timepieces with links to Middle East

Christie’s Important Watches auctions have been replaced with digital events in New York, Geneva and now Dubai. Watches Online: The Dubai Edit will offer virtual viewings and online bidding opportunities between October 15 and 29. For those who prefer to see the timepieces in person, appointment-only slots are available to book until Wednesday, October 14, at Christie’s Dubai’s offices in Dubai International Financial Centre. Viewings will take place between 10am and 8pm.

With 161 lots on offer, and a combined estimate of $5 million, the sale is billed by Christie’s as “the most valuable online watch sale ever”, which is probably an accurate statement, given the enduring strength of the horology market in the GCC.

Lot 155. A steel Submariner Milsub Rolex, c. 1977, made for the British Royal Navy. Courtesy Christies.
Lot 155: A steel Submariner Milsub Rolex, circa 1977, made for the British Royal Navy. Courtesy Christie’s

The watches will appeal to the first-time bidder as well as the dedicated auction-goer. For the serious collector,

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Top Mistakes That Should Be Avoided When Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online – Press Release

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 11, 2020 / Compare-autoinsurance.org (https://compare-autoinsurance.org) is a top auto insurance brokerage website, providing car insurance quotes online from trustworthy agencies all over the United States. This website offers car insurance info about different coverage types, available discounts, and money-saving tips.

Getting online quotes is the smart thing to do when trying to save car insurance money. It may look a fairly easy process, with just a few steps to follow. However, there is sufficient room for critical mistakes. Find out more and get free car insurance quotes from https://compare-autoinsurance.org.

  • Not paying attention or skipping valuable discounts. Each online questionnaire usually has a page dedicated for discounts. Or the page is embedded within another page. Some questionnaires may ask directly if the user wants to review the available discounts. No matter where the discount page is placed and how it is
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Online car seller gives an inside look at the pandemic’s most popular path to going public

Shift Technologies Inc. Chief Executive George Arison didn’t even know what a SPAC was until last year. Now, his San Francisco-based online marketplace for used cars is hopping aboard the blank-check train on its way to becoming public. 

Special-purpose acquisition companies, also known as SPACs or blank-check companies, have been around for decades, but have made a big comeback this year amid the pandemic, thanks to low interest rates and stock-market volatility. Sports-betting operator DraftKings Inc.
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 electric-vehicle maker Nikola Corp.
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electric-truck powertrain maker Hyliion Holdings Corp.
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and space-flight company Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc.
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are among the companies that have gone public via the SPAC route. 

SPACs raise money in an initial public offering, then look to buy businesses, usually within a couple of years. When a SPAC finds a business and successfully negotiates the transaction, the two merge and the acquired business becomes publicly

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GTA 5 Online update ahead of Grand Theft Auto Heists reveal | Gaming | Entertainment

Rockstar Games has promised a big Grand Theft Auto expansion before the year’s end and fans are hoping for an announcement soon. So far, all we know is that the famous studio is going to expand GTA 5 Online in a big way before the end of 2020. This includes launching a new GTA Online in a yet to be revealed location. The big thing about this is that it could be mean a large map change, or something bigger.

There’s a chance that Rockstar are preparing to release a GTA 5 Heist on a special map, making for a huge change.

Nothing like this has ever been done in GTA Online and the closest we’ve gotten to something like this is the opening of the casino.

But with the arrival of next-gen consoles and Rockstar’s plans to release Grand Theft Auto 5 on the Xbox Series X and PS5,

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Coast buyer loses $6.5k after online car scam

A Sunshine Coast car buyer has lost $6500 after paying money to a fake account without seeing the vehicle first.

Sunshine Coast Criminal Investigation Branch officer-in-charge Daren Edwards said police were receiving complaints where victims were buying cars without seeing them first.

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Detective Senior Sergeant Edwards said buyers were going by online advertisements, interacting with a purported seller and paying money to the sellers’ accounts.

They are then realising, after the so-called seller stops all communication, they have been sicked into a scam.

Det Sen-Sgt Edwards said there had been two victims on the Sunshine Coast from car fraud.

He said in one case a Sunshine Coast buyer tried a car at auction through Auto Trader for $6500.

The victim had contacted the purported owner of the car online, only to be directed

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Customs warn public against online auctions

Thu, 1 Oct 2020
Source: Eye on Port

The Principal Revenue Officer in Charge of Customs Auctions, Mr. Prince Akwaboah has hinted that the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority is considering online means of auctioning general goods and vehicles in order to broaden its reach.

The head of auctions of Customs revealed that, the procurement plans are advanced to select the technology partner for that service.

Mr. Akwaboah, however warned that until a formal announcement is issued by the Ghana Revenue Authority, the Authority does not conduct online auctions and the public should treat any current advertisement of that nature in the name of the GRA as fraudulent.

“I would like to caution the public that we have not started online auctions yet,” he stressed.

Speaking on Eye on Port, the Principal Revenue Officer in Charge of Customs Auctions disclosed that reports coming to the attention of the

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Nonprofit SOF Support presents online auction to benefit warriors and families of Special Operations Forces

SOF Support, the nonprofit foundation that offers support to the Special Operations Forces of the U.S. military, will mark the 19th anniversary of the beginning of military operations in Afghanistan when it launches an exclusive online auction Wednesday, Oct. 7, featuring one-of-a-kind travel, memorabilia and experiential opportunities.

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The SOF Support auction will begin at 7 a.m. (eastern time) on Wednesday, Oct. 7 and will close at 11 p.m. (eastern time) on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The complete list of available auction items is available by visiting https://sofsupport.org/shop/.

SOF Support’s largest event and biggest fundraiser, the annual Del Mar Country Club Golf Tournament and Dinner-Gala, was canceled this year due to the coronavirus, and the auction will provide a meaningful and fun way to connect virtually with the foundation’s most ardent supporters, a news release stated.

“It’s almost unfathomable to think that our Special Operations Forces have been laying their lives on

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