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Caution: Why You Should Confirm With Safaricom If Your ID Has Been Registered With Different Number

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You may need to contact Safaricom LTD to know how many sim cards are registered with your Identification Card after a new fraudulence trend that could land you in Prison has emerged.

In a post by one Wahome Thuku on facebook he explains how a close friend of his has been arrested by the DCI and charged with fraud. Numbers registered using his name and ID numbers have been used on multiple occasions to defraud people over a million Kenyan shillings in the period of one year.

In a well orchestrated plan. The set up includes witnesses who stand under oath and claim they know you personally and have sent you money hanging you to dry.

Just recently Lorna Gikabu,  a Safaricom subscriber discovered that her Identification card (ID) had been used to register 13 simcards, the lines were registered without her knowledge and consent, and most of them in use to persons unknown to her, most of which had borrowed on mobi loans like branch and Pezesha and got her adversely listed on CRB.

How users information that is supposed to be confidential and safe in the hands of the telco get to be in the hands of the fraud perpetrators is a question that is still un aswered. Safaricom users should make an effort to inquire about the sim cards registered with their Identification details before they find themselves entangled in cases of fraud.


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