There is a con on the loose in Kiambu, and his main target is M-PESA shops. He went to an MPESA shop recently and presented a sh100 note, with the intention of buying credit worth sh20.
He then asked for a pen to write down something, and thereafter asked the female attendant to hand over all the cash in the till, which she did.
She only realized what she had done after he was long gone. When the shop owner reported the incident at Kiambu Police Station, he was informed that there were many other people who fell into the same trap.
via Grace (Kiambu Resident)
If anyone calls you, claiming to be an employee of Commercial Bank of Africa and tells you that they are recruiting for customer executives, and that you need to pay a refundable fee of 1000 shillings via M-PESA or any other means, do not bother!
Via James (Thika resident)
This happened to a driver with 2NK SACCO.as he was driving his matatu to nairobi he recieved a call instructing him to pick up some bananas that were beside the road near thika.
The caller said he was in nrb T-room waiting, sure enough the driver found the said bananas and he picked them up even before he arrived at nairobi, he was arrested for theft.
This is what happens:a mkora gets to know about some goods on the roadside and he telephones a driver along that route, the driver may pickup the goods unnoticed/undetected and deliver them to the con artist and get paid the transport fee but in the event that the driver is found picking the goods the mkora will disown him.
This trend is prevalent in the nrb-thika route.
Via Mike ( Matatu driver)
Warning to all parents of KCPE candidates 2019.
Avoid giving Birth certificate and parents ID details to any school or principal unless you want your child to join that school.Some schools now ilegally use that data and feed it in their NEMIS portal to get government funds.You will be surprised when you take your child in a school only to be told they are already registered in the “illegal”school you gave the details.The process of deregistering a learner from NEMIS is so complicated that many parents may not walk from one office to the other so ” tahadhari kabla ya hatari” Share in many groups as possible to save the parents from this mess of greedy schools.
There is a new number plate hijacking trend. Hijackers follow you to a parking lot, after you leave your vehicle, they remove your number plate and wait. When you come back and drive off, they follow you. They then overtake you, displaying your number plate out of their window as if if you just lost it and they want to give it back to you. When you stop to get your number plate back, guns come out and they take the car. Maybe even take you and your car. It’s a very well rehearsed and organised plan and everything happens very quickly. Other motorists may not be aware whats happening as you stopped the car yourself.
Their new trick now is to send you an email supposedly, to have been sent by your bank e-mail service informing you that you have been debited #2,000 as *subscription fee* for the bank’s monthly digest magazine and the charge will continue every month *(and indeed, any info that you did not request or even requested).
To unsubscribe and cancel that deduction monthly from your account, you should click here (a link is given there).
Once you click the link, it will open up a page where you will be asked to supply your bank details including ATM information.
That is now the information they need to enable them access and clear your account.