IN SHORT: This Facebook page promises instant loans to Kenyans on Facebook. But beware, it is an imposter and the loan offers are bogus.
The Facebook page TALA LOANS promises instant loans to Kenyans on Facebook.
The page, with 6,500 followers, claims that different kinds of loans are available, including for business and school fees.
The page uses the name and graphics of Tala, a digital credit provider operating in Kenya.
It gives a list of requirements, including that the applicant should not have existing mobile money loans, and says it does not charge a registration fee or conduct a credit check. It has also given out two phone numbers that it says are for its “agents”.
But is the page and the offers legit? We checked.
‘We don't have any other Facebook page’ says Tala
Tala’s official Facebook page is verified and has over 799,000 followers. It can be accessed from the company’s website www.tala.co. The cell phone number provided by the suspicious Facebook page is not listed on the website or the official Facebook page.
We reached out to the company and asked whether the suspicious page also belongs to them.
“Our official Tala Facebook page is Tala (https://www.facebook.com/talakenya). We don't have any other Facebook pages,” they told us.
The page TALA LOANS is fake and its loan offers are a scam and should be ignored.
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