Unemployment poses one of the biggest challenges for many youths in the country. Consequently, this has led to many unsuspecting Kenyans falling victim to cons.
A Twitter user, identified as Keraiko Tobacco, shared on Monday, January 23, how he fell victim to a Ponzi scheme and lost Ksh25,000.
The user detailed how he ended up counting losses after attending a certain training seminar in Meru County.
The suspects who used enticing language, according to the user, sold designer plan accounts at Ksh39,000.
Kenyan currency notes.
“I managed to pull Ksh25,000 and they were to top up the remaining Ksh14,000 After paying, the guy has not been picking up my calls or replying to my texts. I just need help getting my money back. I will appreciate any leads,” the user stated.
The user urged the detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate the scheme and apprehend the culprits.
The online post elicited debate among Kenyans as the majority shared their experiences at the hands of fraudsters masquerading as businessmen.
Some Kenyans advised the user to take caution as the suspects end up reporting the case to the police for defamation charges.
Other users recounted how they fell victim to fake job vacancies online.
“So there was this company sometime last year, might be they have rebranded. The company was posting fake job vacancies online then when you apply, immediately you are asked to attend an interview along Kimathi street…