M-PESA agents swindled by ‘SAFARICOM IMPOSTERS’ in EmbuCounty News 08:51
Tuesday, January 16th, 2012 - The District Security Committee in Embu west has raised alarm over theft from local M-pesa outlets.
Acting DC, who is also the chairman of the committee, Daniel Obudo, said M-pesa agents in the area have lost thousands of shillings to fake engineers in the past few months.
The same conmen trick dealers into giving them particulars such as agents’ ID number and PIN among other details about their businesses in the pretext of a system upgrade who later transfer the money into their accounts and withdraw it from other outlets.
Two M-pesa agents at Kithimu collectively lost ksh.55,000 to the fraudsters last Friday. One outlet by the name Soul Mate and the other Siccinati lost ksh38, 000 and ksh17, 000 respectively.
Obudo said police have launched a manhunt for the culprits and urged M-pesa owners not to give out their details to strangers to safeguard their businesses.
The Kenyan DAILY POST