Fraud alert: DCI launches manhunt against fake job advertisers

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 17 Jul, 2023 19:55 | < 1 min read
DCI Headquarters
DCI Headquarters. PHOTO/Courtesy]

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Serious Crimes Unit have announced they are after people posting fake job advertisements.

Some of the ads, circulated through various social media platforms, purport that the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) is hiring.

In a statement on Monday, July 17, 2023, the DCI warned the public against falling for such traps.

According to the DCI, job seekers were duped to forward their applications to an illegitimate email account by a set deadline.

The fraud is run by a well-organized ring of fraudsters purporting to be NACADA Human Resource personnel who have so far obtained the personal details of the applicants, pretending to guide them through the application process. m

The agency also made it known that some of the applicants dupped were made to make payments of not less than Ksh1,350 before getting blocked by the fraudsters.

However several arrests have been made even as the DCI continue receiving numerous complaints.

To break this and similar criminal syndicates, the agency has appealed to anyone who might have fallen victim to report to DCI Headquarters Serious Crimes Unit for statement recording and further police assistance.

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