In its most recent post, the page announces a massive sale.
“BIG SALE! Don’t miss out on the ongoing offers on ALL our products,” it reads. “Buy directly from the factory to enjoy amazing prices and FREE Delivery Countrywide.”
Fake page, fake website
All the posts on the page are dated 28 January 2021, the day the page was created.
‘Put an end to this fraud’
On 2 February, Uganda Baati posted a screenshot of the latest message from the imposter page, stamped “FAKE” in red.
“FAKE PAGE ALERT!” the company warned. “We wish to alert our dear customers that there is a fake Facebook page using our brand name to sell our products and services without company authorization.
“The information shared by Uganda Baati LTD. under the username freedeliverycountrywide is false. Please report this page immediately and we put an end to this FRAUD!”
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