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Kenyans – ignore Facebook account ‘Motorbike On Loan’ offering motorbikes on credit

IN SHORT: More and more fake Facebook accounts and pages are claiming to offer motorbikes on credit. This account is one of them and its offers should be ignored.

The Facebook account Motorbike On Loan is offering secondhand motorbikes on credit.

The account asks interested Kenyans to pay a deposit of KSh5,700 (about US$42) and take possession of any motorbike they want. They are then advised to pay the balance in manageable daily, weekly or monthly instalments.

It requires users to send their original identity cards, Kenya Revenue Authority details, the names of two guarantors and the location to which they want the bike delivered.

The account even claims to offer free nationwide delivery. 

Each of its posts has been republished dozens of times on Facebook groups with thousands of members. They appear here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

But is the account and its offers legit? We checked.

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Suspicious identity

Africa Check noted that the account has a mixed and suspicious identity. Its profile picture features the logo of Absa Bank Kenya a bank operating in Kenya and the logo of the bank’s mobile loan product Timiza

This is a big red flag, as a reputable company wouldn’t sloppily merge logos for its main page. We also checked the bank’s official Facebook page and found no adverts for motorbikes on credit.

The Facebook account in question does not link to the Absa website or app where customers can get more information. The contact number listed by the suspicious page “0789640517” does not appear anywhere in the bank’s contact list. This is unusual for an account that claims to represent a legitimate business.

All signs point to fake offers from a fake Facebook account that should be avoided.

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