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The humanitarian agency has disowned the claim.
This Facebook post advertising a World Vision Foundation promotion in Kenya is a HOAX.
The post shares a screenshot of a purported M-PESA text message claiming that the author had received KSh26,000 from the foundation.
As such, the author encourages social media users to participate in the alleged promotion by sending the word “business” to a provided WhatsApp number.
But is the post authentic?
This is a red flag because the transactions were made by different users on different days, and therefore, they should each have a unique confirmation code.
Moreover, the listed telephone number is different from 0711 086000, which is on the World Vision Kenya Facebook page.
A Truecaller search for the telephone number on the post we are debunking indicated that it belongs to a user named Bs. A similar search for the contact provided on World Vision’s Facebook page confirmed that the number belonged to the humanitarian agency.
PesaCheck contacted World Vision Kenya on X and established that the promotion is not authentic.
“Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It’s important to clarify that this is not genuine. We don’t conduct such promotions, and we strongly caution everyone against falling for this scam,” World Vision said.