Steve VS Alias Major Benson
Nairobi  Kenya
Occurred: 2017-05-25; Posted: 2017-05-26

Fake Promise for Job Opportunity
Last night I received a text message and it seemed like the sender had mistakenly forwarded this information to my phone instead of their 'sister's' number. The message was informing the supposed sister that there are job replacements within the Kenya Defense Force and she needed to send details of her son, Ken and any other two young people who have attained a grade of D+ in their Secondary education studies. I called to inform 'Major Benson' that they had forwarded this to the wrong person and they were grateful but told me, I could get the posts if I had someone interested in becoming a KDF officer. However, in order to make it happen, I had to pay him Kes.100,000 in less than 3 days and send the details of my relative to them.
This seemed like a trick and I contacted by partner to inform him the 'luck' we had. One of my brother's in law desperately needs a job and this would be like hitting the jackpot if they had a 'Godfather' to help them directly secure the job.

To my surprise, my partner's colleague at work had received the same message earlier that day and it was proven to be a case of misrepresentation, spamming and attempted fraud.

Fraudulent Representation
Spam Messaging

RESPONSE FROM Alias Major Benson
The text message from Major Benson:-
Hi sis,we're doing KDF replacement plz send Ken details plus 2ppl with D+and & above Send (0788873840) Major Benson.


Many conmen and fraudsters are capitalizing on other peoples' misfortunes or desperation for jobs. First confirm the source of information and do not be quick to use corrupt means to get jobs or favors done for you. You will pay dearly for it.

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