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Detectives Arrest 3 Over Fake Fish Business In Nairobi

One of the suspects in the fake fish business (COURTESY)

Sleuths from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Sunday evening arrested three people said to indulge in fake fish supplements business around Roysambu, Nairobi area.

Apparently, the trio is operating under a gang with pseudo identities including names and phone numbers where they lure victims and once the payments are made they shut down their phones and do not leave any traceable physical address.

They have been identified as  Isaac Njoroge, Dennis Mugambi Kamwara and Brenda Watetu Kamau going by the pseudo names Ziporah Kariuki, Hamisi, Jonah and Stephen Maina.

“Following increased reports of fraudulence involving a Fake fish supplements business where unsuspecting victims are lured into the venture, three suspects were today arrested by DCI Lang’ata Detectives within Roysambu in Kasarani sub-county of Nairobi County,” read the Tweet.

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The DCI further indicated, “The trio-who are among a wider syndicate and whose operations are conducted under pseudo names using different phone numbers – shuts further connection after receiving money from their victims, leaving them stranded with no traceable physical address.”

/COURTESY

In a detailed tweet about two months ago, the DCI warned netizens against the surge of criminals who were taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to scam people.

In a series of tweets, the DCI noted that there is a new crop of fraudsters selling non-existent products by circulating phishing emails.

Currently, the fraudsters have invented new techniques where they use Paybill numbers and bank accounts to scam Kenyans online.

They provide a Paybill number or bank account to win a customer’s trust and shut down after receiving payments.

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Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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