Safaricom staff, student arrested over SIM fraud - 7 months ago, 21 July 06:13
Detectives have arrested two people, a Safaricom employee and a university student, in connection with SIM card fraud.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said in a tweet that among seized from the suspects on Friday were 2,160 unused Safaricom SIM cards and three M-Pesa Safaricom booklets.
The items recovered following the arrest are: “One Laptop make Apple, 2,160 unused Safaricom SIM cards, 44 used Safaricom SIM cards, 5 till agent numbers, 3 M-Pesa booklets, internet booster router, two mobile phones — a blackberry and Samsung J7.”
The suspects have been identified as Mr Maurice Musoti, who is said to be a Safaricom employee, and Mr Rian Abaga Nyagaka, a fourth year engineering student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
In the SIM card swap fraud, the fraudster usually makes a call pretending to be an employee of a mobile network operator.
When a mobile user picks the call, ...
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