Four fraudsters were on Wednesday arrested in Mombasa for conning a Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) lecturer Sh67,000.
The four were arrested in Mombasa by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives.
The four suspects had lied to the lecturer that they were in a position to help him export a car he wanted from abroad.
According to the DCI, one suspect pretended to be an agent of Beforward Car Importers based in Japan.
The suspect, who told the lecturer is called Martin, but his ID Card says he is called James Maina Muhindi, enticed the unsuspecting lecturer to deposit the said amount at NCBA bank.
Later on, the lecturer realized he had been conned when the four asked him to deposit another Sh 432,000 as duty fees.
“He reported the matter to detectives who commenced investigations, establishing that the first suspect had channelled the money to an account held by Motor City Ways in Mombasa, and was already calling the company faking erroneous transfer,” reads a statement from the DCI as quoted by Citizen Digital.
This comes at a time when the DCI has cautioned Kenyans against online transactions.
According to the DCI, Kenyans should only make online transaction with verified known companies.