Safaricom employee, JKUAT student arrested over sim card fraud

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A Safaricom employee and a university student were on Friday arrested in connection with sim card fraud.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations announced the arrests that saw them recover 2,160 unused Safaricom Cards, one lap top, three Mpesa booklets, 44 used Safaricom Sim Cards and 5 till agent numbers.

Other items recovered were two mobile phones and an internet booster router.

“Mr. Maurice Musoti an employee of #safaricom & Rian Obaga Nyagaka, a fourth year student at #JKUAT studying BSc.Electronic Engineering were arrested yesterday in connection with the #simcard Fraud,” tweeted the DCI.

Their arrest comes two days after the Communication Authority of Kenya warned mobile phone users against disclosing sensitive personal identification information (PIN) to third parties, amid widespread reports of SIM card swap fraud.