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Fraud Alert: “Nacada is not hiring,” DCI warns on FAKE news circulating on social media

Breaking News: DCI Kenya warns Kenyans against fake news, making circles on social media

The DCI Serious Crimes Unit (SCU) is currently investigating a series of fraud cases where fake job advertisements are being circulated through various social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook.

The NACADA news purports that the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) is hiring personnel for various vacant positions.

From the statement shared by the Director of Criminal Investigations, Kenyans have been victims of being dubbed to submit applications.

"In the elaborate hoax, unsuspecting job seekers are being duped to forward their applications to an illegitimate email account by a set deadline. Once their personal details are obtained, a well-organized ring of fraudsters purporting to be NACADA Human Resource personnel engage individual applicants, guiding them through a process of making payments of not less than Sh 1, 350 before blocking further communication." Reads DCI statement. 

To break this and similar criminal syndicates, the DCI special unit has made several arrests as they report that numerous complaints have been flowing in over the same.

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The DCI has, however, appealed to anyone who might have fallen victim of this confidence trick to report to DCI Headquarters Serious Crimes Unit at Block B room no. 55, for statement recording and further police assistance.

Tambua Africa Reporter

Blogger and news writer at Tambua Africa News.

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