A graphic in the post reads: “SEPECIAL OFFER 1Kg X20 Pcs – 1600/- 2KgX 10Pcs -1600/- 50Kg Bag – 4000/- FREE DELIVERY COUNTRYWIDE.”
The website – kabrassugarke.com – lists different packages of Kabras sugar for sale. Customers are told to pay into the Standard Chartered Bank account 0100430744200, supposedly registered under Kabras Sugar Ltd.
Alternatively, customers can pay via paybill number 329329 to the same account.
They are then told to send the transaction details to the sales team via the email address [email protected] or the Whatsapp number +254712610258.
But is the website and “sepecial offer” genuine? We checked.
‘Matter reported to relevant authorities’
On 21 March 2022 the company posted a screenshot of the offer, with the address of the bogus kabrassugarke.com website, on Facebook, stamped “FAKE”.
The post reads: “Alert!!! To all our esteemed stakeholders, we are aware of a promotional post doing rounds on social media disguised as being by Kabras. Please be advised the post is a scam and has no affiliations to Kabras Sugar (West Kenya Sugar Co. Ltd).”
It adds: “The matter has been reported to the relevant authorities. All information is shared through our official channels https://www.facebook.com/kabrassugar/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/kabras-sugar/.”
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