Nineteen Nigerians were arrested in an early Saturday swoop targeting electronic fraudsters who prey on Kenyans.
They were apprehended in Umoja, Kasarani and Roysambu estates when they lived.
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Via Facebook, the DCI said the criminals begin by befriending their targets on Facebook. They then start chats in which they promise the people goodies that they claim are sent through DHL and are collected at airports.
The following day, a call is made by someone who pretends to be an attendant at the DHL office. [The person] tells the victim to pay clearance fees for the parcel [purpotedly sent].”
After the victim sends money through M-Pesa, another call is made for more money to be given for documentation and taxes. The DCI said
After paying the dues demanded, your calls [to demand] your parcel will not be picked. That’s [when] you realise you have been conned.
He asked the public to be cautious.