Finally, After Kenyan Bulletin exposing the MPesa con, the police have acted and the Culprit Evans Elon Wesonga (0722869865) who illegally withdrew my 60,000/- Mpesa has been arrested at his home in Mumias was arrested.
MPesa Con Exposed
On 14th March this year, Safaricom PLC was once again been left in a catch twenty-two situation after a customer accidentally sent Ksh60,000 to a wrong number. Mistakes happen and before you start wondering how that happened despite the Telco giant having a double verification prompt, this is what transpired.
“I erroneously sent 60,000 to Mr. Erick Elon Wasonga of 0722869865, he withdrew the cash and has since put of his phone. Below are documents including OB number to prove that I have done all its required from my end. I have reported to the police”
Here is the transaction message “OCF4RPOTT0 Confirmed. Ksh60,000.00 sent to Erick Wesonga 0722869865 on 15/3/20 at 12:41 AM. New M-PESA balance is KshXX,XXX.10. Transaction cost, Ksh105.00. To reverse, forward this message to 456.”
The complainant, Collins Oneko, called Safaricom PLC for immediate reversal. The delay to pick the call and what was reported as over fatigued call center employees at the Telco call centers also costs customers when such mistakes happen.
“Dear Customer, reversal request for OCF4RPOTT0 has failed because the money has been used by the recipient. Thank you,” Safaricom replied to Collins.
The Culprit Arrested.
He’s assisting the police with investigations right now. Just because of 60k, Kenyan Bulletin has been informed by sources close to the case that Eric Wasonga had abandoned his job at Mint Club Mombasa and moved out of his house relocating to shags.
Kenyan On Facebook Had this to say about the day time heist and what others termed as the best way a blessing can/could find them.
Collins Olemo This is very painful and utter primitive behavior by Elon Wasonga!He can run but he cannot hide forever! His arrest is definitely imminent!
Husein Esmailji Just want a clarification. Some are saying it’s a crime etc. How is it a crime when the guy hasnt conned you or asked for the money. He received it erroneously by the sender. For him it came as a blessing. I know it all comes down to Moral Ethics that he should return back the money but from his point he hasn’t done any crime. I don’t think he can be penalised for this. I could always say I thought a good samaritan decided to help me and so I withdrew the money and used it.
Benson Onyando Confirm the recipient b4 you send
Joseph Wambua Report to DCI and let them do their work. Social media can help you unless you only seek publicity. Otherwise pole.
Mike Okwogo This issue is an offense which has put people in jail lately. The guy should just return the money and live in peace. Stories like he was paid back the debt will not cut. The criminal justice system will exterminate him and yet he’s not the type of thief we want behind bars.