Kenyan Bulletin has received this complaint which also serves as a warning to a possible larger target that these notorious apple products scammers might prey on.
“Hello, I want to expose these people on Instagram known as techworld.ke purporting to be genuine apple dealers but in the real sense, they are thieves they just stole 8k from a friend of mine promising that they will deliver an iPhone by morning of which after paying they blocked him.”
Here is the Mpesa confirmation that the amount was paid but no iPhone was delivered.
Wherever there are a lot of people on a social media platform, you find scammers trying to convince people they can make a lot of money overnight. Instagram is no exception.
One of the most recent versions of an Instagram money scam is offering Instagram users quick money by investing a very small sum. The promise is there’s a hack in some system, like Western Union, that scammers can use to triple or quadruple the sum. Once you send the scammers your hard-earned cash, you’ll never see it again.
Other Instagram money scams include investing in events or products that don’t exist–like the case above–, or even taking on work for a fictitious company or individual but having to pay fees to participate.
At best, Instagram ad scams include low-quality products advertised with misleading photos. At worse, the scams draw in people to send payments but don’t send any product in return.
Kenya bulletin says The bottom line to avoid these scams is to follow the golden rule. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Never send your hard-earned money to any of these scammers.