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HOAX: This website impersonating Safaricom and offering cash giveaways via M-Pesa is a scam.

The website is not affiliated to the giant telecommunications company and asks users to share the information with others in order to claim their gifts.

Syndicated story by PesaCheck.

This website impersonating Safaricom and promising cash prizes through the telecom firm’s mobile money platform, M-Pesa, is a HOAX.

A message accompanying the link to the fake website purports to be a testimonial from a winner who has already received their gifts.

The message adds that individuals who have been Safaricom subscribers for at least two months are eligible for the giveaway worth Ksh 5,000.

This fact-checker clicked on the link to the website to ascertain the veracity of the claims. The link opens up a page with M-Pesa’s branding, and a message asking the user to participate in a promotion..

As part of the application process, the user is instructed to complete a survey containing four questions before they can receive the reward. The questionnaire asks for information on whether the user is a Safaricom subscriber and their opinion about the telecom company, how old the user is, and whether they would recommend the company to their friends.

Kamadi Amata
I am a digital content creator with niche in Health, politics, and Human Interest Features.

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