We are currently living in a man eat man society, Despite the harsh economic time, some people are working around the clock to rob other Kenyans their hard earned cash. There is a new trick which some fraudsters have developed to trap desperate Kenyans to send them cash.
If you have come across some posters in town reading, WE RECOVER STOLLEN MOBILE PHONES. CALL 0718 90* ***
These adverts are mainly in the CBD and other towns in the CBD environs. Many innocent Kenyans have fallen into the trap of these conmen as many of them wish to recover their stolen phones in order not to lose the information they had. This is how the conmen are praying their trick
upon calling their number tell you to send them you phones IMEI number then MPesa them money so as to activate Safaricom’s tracking technician who will trace your lost phone. Moments later, after you’ve wired them the money, they call you back, inform you that your phone has been tracked (they mention an area far away from where you live).
After breaking the good news to you, they then tell you that they are on their way to the location where the phone is. A few hours later, they make another call informing you that they are within the location where the phone was traced, then request you to send them money to fuel and pay policemen to accompany them so as to apprehend the suspect.
This, they do assuring you that all the money you send them will be repaid by the culprit once they make an arrest. The convincing and smooth-talking cons have already made way with lots of cash from gullible Kenyans so far.