Beware! HELB warns over fake email demanding Ksh 2,200 to activate dormant account

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 19 Jul, 2021 16:48 | < 1 min read
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A section of senators urge President Uhuru Kenyatta to write off Helb loans. PHOTO | FILE
A section of senators urge President Uhuru Kenyatta to write off Helb loans. PHOTO | FILE

The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has raised alarm over a new scam email doing rounds and has issued warnings to their customers.

The scam email is being circulated by fraudsters posing to be from HELB offices who are demanding Ksh 2,200 to activate 'dormant accounts' in an email that reads;

“Your HELB account is inactive. You have a pending disbursement that should be deposited to your student bank account in 72 hours time. Kindly activate your HELB account for us to be able to complete the payment. Activation levy Ksh 2200."

The financing state corporation has now shared its active and official contacts on social media pages.

"Our attention has been drawn to the below email whose content and address are fake. We wish to notify our esteemed customers that our official contact centre email address is [email protected]"