Mpesa is the main mobile money transfer service in Kenya.It was first launched by Safaricom in 2007.It has alot of subscribers nationwide.It is seen as a quick and safe money transfer system.
However, fraudsters have invented new ways to steal money from your Mpesa.Let us explore this three common ways;
Sending you a text message or calling you.fraudsters will call or send you a text message claiming to be Safaricom operators.They will ask for your ID number.After this,they will register a new sim card using your ID number.They then proceed to take a loan from mobile money lenders using the simcard.Since the simcard was registered using your ID number,loan repayment falls on you.
A fraudster approaching you.He will proceed to ask you to send him money via Mpesa in exchange for cash.As you are sending,he will secretly try to see your PIN number as you type.After knowing your PIN number,he will proceed to withdraw money from your Mpesa account behind your back.
Online buying of goods.These fraudsters pretend to sell you some commodities online.They ask you to send money for the goods to be delivered later.After sending,they will block your number and you will not hear from them again.They won't deliver anything to you.
Beware of the above common methods.Incase of a fraud,immediately report the matter to your mobile network provider and then to the police.
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