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Police cautions public against rise in Online Fraud


Online shoppers have been urged to exercise due diligence to avoid falling prey to fraudulent social media sites.

Through Twitter, the police have raised an alarm o0n the rise on online fraud.

This was after an online user raised the alarm on the hacking of the Iko Kazi hashtag which aims to connect job seekers to employers.

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“Last week, a tweep informed us of fraudsters who have hijacked the #ikokaziKE hashtag. “Beware of such online fraudsters too.” police tweeted on Monday.

The police went on to rpovide various hotline numbers to report any incidences of online fraud.

“Report online fraudsters to the DCI Cybercrime Unit or National Computer Incidents Response Team Telephone hot-lines: +254-703-042700, +254-730-172700 and email,” the tweet read.

The incident comes just months after Kenyans raised the alarm on fraudsters involved in sim swap after stealing personal information from service providers.