On 6 August 2022, the Facebook account “HM Sabina Wanjiru Chegge” posted an offer.
It reads: “HELLO MY FELLOW KENYANS GET YOUR LOAN NOW WITH NO DELAYS: *WHATSAPP MY OFFICE AGENT 0750313173* OR INBOX FOR YOU TO GET; BUSINESS LOANS SCHOOL FEES LOANS EMERGENCY LOANS PERSONAL LOANS AND OTHERS ARE AVAILABLE HERE *WHATSAPP MY OFFICE AGENT 0750313173* OR INBOX ME HERE FOR YOU TO GET EASY.”
But are these offers legit?
The first account misspells Chege’s name as “Chegge”, a sign that all is not as it seems.
Chege’s verified Facebook page makes no mention of loans. It only features her official and political engagements as a leader with a high national profile.
Read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them.
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