Kenyan authorities have issued a warning about a new scam in which con artists offer cheap tokens to Facebook users in Kenya.
As reported by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company in Nairobi, scammers are targeting clients by giving them cheap tokens.
On Friday, the electricity provider released a statement saying that token purchases made via mobile phones are a target for fraudsters.
Scammers, it said, send texts purporting to be from the company offering cheap tokens or make phone calls threatening to cut off service for nonpayment.
For instance, "they send you text messages offering #TokensMwitu or make telephone calls demanding to disconnect your supply for non-payment, then they ask the victims to send them money through a private mobile money number." a statement released by KPLC.
Kenya Power has encouraged customers to prevent scams by requesting that they only use the Mpesa Paybill numbers 888880 and 888888 for prepaid and postpaid services, respectively, to purchase tokens and pay their power bills.
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