Originally posted on 2011-05-28T12:59:00Z at http://theonlinekenyan.com/2011/05/mpesa-con-men-the-fake-mpesa-sms.html
|Mpesa Conmen - Fraudulent SMS|
M-PESA BK12LY038 confirmed you have received Ksh2,350 from PETER SANG 254703275802 on 28/5/11 at 03:22 PM Sender M-PESA
Just Be Alert:
- Read the whole post on Techweez: Beware this con-game with M-pesa
- Make sure any MPESA transaction is from MPESA- believe me in the hit of the moment you may not notice this, and whats more there might be a heart rending story to accompany it.
- Safaricom will never ask you to key in a number in order to reroute messages or MPESA transaction, unless of course you call the customer care number yourself and such information is given to you.
- Also be ware of people who send you some apparently confidential messages and then call you saying they’d sent it to the wrong number and then plead with you to delete it, then start calling to ‘reward you’ for cooperating with them . Many times the messages are about financial or import transactions. I know someone in the office once received such a message. This is a fraud