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Easy Copia credit for motorbikes in Kenya? No, Facebook account ‘Sharon Jeps’ is a scam

IN SHORT: One Facebook account is using the logo of Copia, an online shopping platform, to offer easy credit for motorbikes. But the account is not affiliated with the company in any way and could be trying to scam Kenyans.

The Facebook account Sharon Jeps offers different brands of motorbikes to Kenyans on credit.

The account uses the logo of Copia, an online shopping platform operating in Kenya, as its profile and cover photos.

To get the motorbikes, the account asks users to pay a deposit and pay off the rest in instalments. It advertises both petrol and electric bikes. 

The account’s posts appear on Facebook here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. They have also been republished dozens of times. 

But are these offers legit? We checked.


‘We only have one official page’

It is suspicious that the account uses Copia’s logo, but does not link to the company’s website

The account listed its workplace as “Copia maisha rahisi online marketing” and has asked users to contact the number “0736560052” to place their orders.

Africa Check contacted Copia on Facebook and asked if it offered motorbikes on credit and if it had any connection with the account in question.

“No [we don’t offer motorbikes on credit] ... We only have one official page which is Copia Kenya and it is verified. Our official number is 0709339000. Kindly stay vigilant to avoid getting scammed,” the company told us.

Copia advised its customers to visit its official website or download the app to view and select the items they would like to order. 

The Facebook account in question is fake and its offers are a scam.

Read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them here.

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