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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

9 Fraudulent Websites and Kenyan Internet Fraudsters You Didn't Know About



The internet fraud is on the rise and it's about time we call time on it. Many are struggling to bring the bacon home with legitimate means yet some have devised unscrupulous means of fleecing people of their hard earned money through fraudulent acts.

The employment situation is a disaster and many con artists are cashing in on the desperation of others to secure these jobs. Look out on the daily nation classifieds sections, online classifieds like the olx and junkmail; they are awash with the same old tricks in the scam books. The unfortunate victim is always that innocent kenyan unaware of the skeleton secrets behind all this. Most of the time, with the advent of technology, most fraudsters have appeared to be more smart in their fraudulent ways.

But I have an opinion that the concerned authorities have been sleeping on the job. This so called scammers use services like mobile money transfers and banks which in some way or another will ultimately reveal the names behind  such criminal activities...
Without delving much into such mumbo jumbos, the only role you and me can play is to expose these fraudsters.




This list of fraudulent websites and kenyan online fraudsters has taken me together with friends who in one way or another had lost significantly, decided to give any information to help create awareness about online fraud in Kenya. It has taken me days of toiling,  sleuthing the internet, making calls, sending emails or sms inorder to come up with credible information that any transaction or communication with the below websites must be forethought wisely.

Top Internet Fraudsters
  • Domnic Mutunde
  • Domnic Mutunde (0714202151) seems to be a pro in this job. His ads will always be on the Daily Nation classifieds section as "NGO requires form 4s. GOODPAY35K"  You will realize that on calling the number during the day,  it won't go through save for the sms. All calls at night will go through yet he won't pick up. He did a website back in June 2012 called Jobset Consultants(www.jobsetconsultants.com). To get a job, as a common trend in his websites, a minimum of ksh 850 is always required being sent to his number. The website has so far gone offline. Currently a new website www.reliefaids.org is up with the same demands and promises. Check the website layout and you will undoubtedly confirm that it has been done with the same cartel. I did similar search on the postal address(Box 4820-00100,Nairobi ) and surprisingly, ,though with a slight difference in the postal code, it seemed to have been coined from the the Visa Place Restaurant. Similar postal address had been used in the past in similar attempt of fraud by Groove Recruit.










  • Onyango (0705625702)








  • I couldn't confirm whether his real name is Onyango but what I can confirm to you is that he speaks in a Luo accent. He is one of the closest confidant to Domnic mutunde. His job is to assume a role of an inside -deal initiator. He will try to convince you to send him more money to guarantee a "job".










  • Joel Kirui (0728990366)








  • He is running a fraudulent dating website, www.mambomseto.com. As I visited this website it showed that it offers options for various dates like sugarmummy dating, interracial dating, sugar daddy etc. It doesn't leave any doubt whatsoever but on checking its credibility through scamadviser.com, there are warnings all users must heed to...Probably the ksh327 demanded for dating might be a hoax.


    FAKE WEBSITES
    1. www.reliefaids.org
    2. As I said above, this is clearly work of Domnic Mutunde and his group.  Lookout for the site layout, content and contacts. I was not able to confirm with Kenya Postal Corporation on who is the legal owner of Box 4820-00100, Nairobi is but since its abit similar to the Visaplace's one save the the area code. It id almost evident that it might have been slightly changed to hoodwink its prey; their website layout is similar!  If you could be having any information about VisaPlace Restaurant kindly bring this to their attention to this.
    The described location The Arcade Building, 2nd floor, Macmillan Drive, Gigiri is none existant. This points out clearly this is a fraud!










  • www.transhandlers.com








  • Actually I also came across that strange suspicious ad on daily nation classifieds section ;"NGO requires drivers,...." On sending an enquiry sms, I was directed to this website www.transhandlers.com. On reading through the website, I realized that some amount is required to be send to the same number 0716732680. I couldn't get to know the owner as my calls went unanswered. If you could have any information relating to the same, kindly forward to the mail address below.
    The postal address used for receiving written application which is, P.O Box 51335, Nairobi had been used before by a similar fake website www.driftcargo.kbo.co.ke(0725644814), actually belongs to. Haavy Agencies Ltd. I would appreciate any information you have about them.










  • www.denytecargohandlers.kbo.co.ke(0728924962)








  • A friend had received a text message on his phone from this number telling him of various job posts available. This link was appended for more details so he had asked me to help him check whether the opportunity was legitimate. So I did but one thing was already clear ; no legitimate company would use a free domain like kbo.co.ke so my suspicions were already confirmed.
    Actually the postal address, P.O 50229-00100, Nairobi  belongs to Mercy Munene . I am still not sure whether it's mercy behind this cartel but I believe that this people may use any postal address they can think of.


    I am still trying to find greater details to these facts, still looking at some of the information sent to me by friends like you.
    To come up with a more credible information I would greatly rely on your support. Any information you may have about these fraudulent websites and people mentioned above,  any transaction that you think was  fraudulent, kindly forward to FISeries18@gmail.com and I will check on it. It is my hope that by exposing any criminal activity, reporting them to the right authorities, ...will surely bring these acts to an end. My appreciation goes to those who supported this venture by sending in information tha has led to this piece. I will be working on this article,  updating any new findings so help me by surrendering any relevant information in kind.
    I hope it will go long in helping curb the vice which is on the rise. Let me know in the below comment box.
    NOTE: The information has been provided freely and willingly by those who have, for one time been victims. The names and the phone numbers are those purported to have received money in pretence or through any unscrupulous way.


    Update 29th July, 2014

    Website: usakenyacupid.com

    This is a fraudulent dating website with these details.

    Domain Age: 1 Years, 31 Days
    Website Speed: Average

    Owner: Joseck Mwangi
    Owner Address: 47964
    Owner City: Nairobi
    Owner Postcode: 00100
    Phone Number: 2540727107721
    Email:  joseckmwangi@gmail.com

    Owner Country : Kenya
    Website Location  : United State
    reasons for suspicions:-

    •  Risk level 84% according to ScamAdviser
    •  Registered contact email address is a free one
    •  Technical contact email address is a free one
    •  Administrative contact email address is a free one

    Free email addresses have been used in the setup of this website
    .This is not necesarily worrying, depending on the site. For online shops, this can be a sign that the site has some risk


    Website: www.m-kazi.com

    This is a fake website purporting to be offering jobs.
    Check these details

    Domain Age: 2 Years, 164 Days
    Website Speed: Slow
    Owner: nancy wang
    Owner Address: 2329 Quayside Court
    Owner City: Vancouver
    Owner Postcode: V5P4W2
    Phone Number: 6042660958
    Phone Type: geographic :Komtar TM (Telekom Malaysia) Bhd
    Email:  nancy.tingze@gmail.com
    Owner Country : Canada
    Website Location  : Kenya

    Reasons for suspicions

    • Risk level 81%
    • Registered contact email address is a free one
    • Technical contact email address is a free one
    • Administrative contact email address is a free one
    •  ** The website appears to be OFFLINE ** 
    • This website setup involves countries known to be high risk


    website: www.grandlodgeeastafrica.org
    Given the rising wave of free masonry in east Africa, this website purports to be offering free registration to new members of a cult.

    Title: District Grand Lodge of East Africa - Home
    Description: East Africa Free Masons, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania. Illuminati East Africa.

    Domain Age: 58 Days
    Website Speed: Average
    Owner: Robert Mosiarera
    Owner Address: mosiareragmail.com
    Owner City: nAIROBI
    Owner Postcode: 00100
    Phone Number: +254.723473314
    Phone Type: mobile: Safaricom Ltd
    Email:  mosiarera@gmail.com
    Owner Country : Kenya
    Website Location  : Germany

    Reasons for suspicion

    •  Risk level;61%
    •  Registered contact email address is a free one
    •  This website is 58 Days old
    •  The website expected life (365 days) is relatively short.
    •  The website appears to be less than six months old



    Website: eastafricagrandlodge.org

    Similar to the above
    Title: Welcome to the District Grand Lodge of East Africa (DGLEA)
    Description: freemason east africa
    Domain Age: 54 Days
    Website Speed: Average
    Owner: Robert Mosiarera
    Owner Address: mosiareragmail.com
    Owner City: nAIROBI
    Owner Postcode: 00100
    Phone Number: +254.723473314
    Phone Type: mobile: Safaricom Ltd
    Email:   mosiarera@gmail.com
    Owner Country : Kenya
    Website Location  : Germany

    Reasons for suspicion

    •  Risk level; 64%
    •  Registered contact email address is a free one
    •  This website is 54 Days old
    •  The website expected life (365 days) is relatively short.
    •  The website appears to be less than six months old
    •  Check how the city name has been written
    Keep me posted by your comments and should you have come across any website you might think is fraudulent, let me know in the below comment box and I will have a look at it


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