Its most recent ad includes a link to a WordPress blog – ramtonskenya.com – that looks like an online shopping site. Users can sign in with their email address or contact the site with their name and email.
‘Facebook page impersonating us’
The official Ramtons Facebook page is MyRamtons. Africa Check inboxed the company to ask about the other page, its ads and the blog site.
“Ramtons Appliances Kenya has been impersonating us,” they told us. “We do not have any such sales happening at the moment. Our official page is MyRamtons.”
They added: “All our sales are normally advertised on our website and/or via our social media handles.” They provided links to the official Ramtons website and the company’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Ignore the imposter page and the blog it links to. They are not legit, and may have been set up by scammers trying to steal personal information such as people’s names and email addresses. – Grace Gichuhi
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