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DCI Reveals How Three Notorious Scammers Stole Sh941,000 From Bank Account Of A Rift Valley MP

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives are in hot pursuit of mastermind behind mobile money transfer fraud in Bomet and Narok counties.

In a statement, DCI said Hillary Langat Matindwet alias David Mutai is a dangerous criminal who has previously served time in prison and has several cases and warrants of arrests.

Mutai and his two accomplices identified as Justus Rono and Kevin Kiplagat are said to have to have siphoned Sh941,000 from a bank account belonging to an unnamed Member of Parliament who was out of the country on official duty.

The three scammers sweeps victims' bank accounts clean by hijacking a target’s mobile phone number and using it to gain access to confidential personal data and bank accounts through the mobile banking apps.

According to the DCI, the trio collude with rogue employees of various banks to access details of accounts of targeted individuals. They then they call them (victims) pretending to be customer care agents, and request for PIN numbers and their last transactions.

They then use the details to duplicate the target individuals' account and after a successful SIM swap, they sweep the accounts in a matter of seconds.

Detectives further disclosed that the scammers have registered multiple SIM cards using other people’s details. They deposit the siphoned money to different M-Pesa accounts, in a bid to make it difficult for detectives to track them down.

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