Safaricom employee, two others arrested over SIM swap fraud
Police also say that they are making inroads into the sim swap fraud since it was brought to light. “Detectives are closing in on leads that may lead to the arrest two more suspects one of them an employee with a local bank where the complainant had banked his money.” They are however appealing to Kenyans to refrain from sharing personal information with unknown individuals or responding to strange calls or messages. On Friday last week, detectives arrested two people in connection to fraud cases involving SIM cards. The suspects, Safaricom employee Maurice Musoti and a Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) engineering student, Rian Obaga Nyagaka were found to be in possession of 2,160 unused Safaricom SIM cards, 44 used cards, five till agent numbers, three MPESA Safaricom booklets and an internet booster router. A laptop, two mobile phones; a blackberry and Samsung J7 were also netted in the swop.
...suspects one of them an employee with a local bank where the complainant had banked his money. We appeal to members of the public to refrain from giving personal data to unknown individuals or responding to strange calls or messages asking for the same. 3/3— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) July 24, 2018