“WILLIAM RUTO On March 27th, 2022. Offer a matching Grant/Youth Empowerment of KSH 30,000 to individual to support youth and all Citizens,” reads poorly written text on the page.
“The idea for the introduction of this Great Empowerment and offer is to make Our Country to become more self-reliant and economy buoyant in additions to what we have been doing. We promise to make our country better everyday. Get Your Own 30,000 By Filling The Form Below,” it adds.
Users are told to fill out a form to apply.
But is the youth empowerment grant legit? We checked.
Like many other scam sites we’ve checked before, as soon as we completed the “application” process we were told to click the “invite Friends/Group” button and “share this information with 15 friends or 5 groups on Whatsapp”.
This is an engagement bait scam, where people are asked to interact by liking, commenting or sharing. In such scams, the more people interact with a post, the greater its reach. There’s usually no reward for that.
It’s also likely to be an attempt to steal users’ valuable personal information.
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