Gullible Kenyans Lose Millions In Latest “Order Grabbing” Scam E-ken.
They say risk taking is a characteristic of top achievers but this has never been practical when it comes to losing money.This follows after millions of Kenyans are this week struggling to come to terms with the painful loss of their hard-earned cash after they fell victims to a well cordinated scheme (E-ken).
This happens to be one of the latest money racket stream introduced late last year, where young and gullible graduates desperate to make a quick money were lured to invest into a fake “Order Grabbing” website known as “E-KEN” that purported to use machine learning and effortlessly make them money by just the click of a button.
The requirements for joining were simple, one needed to have a Mpesa registered line and a starting deposit.All they had to do make deposits starting from Sh500 and then earn commissions from matching orders.
They were promised returns of up to a 3-fold profit within 10 days up to 2 weeks.
The tasks you do in these order grabbing sites is actually very simple.
You pay some certain fee to be activated then you start earning by clicking the button written “order grabbing” and when you click that button it generates you money.E-Ken Review:Making Money Online.
On E-KEN, partcipants would be asked to rate items in the online shopping mall by ‘clicking’ on the item as a positive rating.They did online selling of virtual items which made the deal too good is to be true.
They would be rewarded for their efforts, based on the number of clicks and the money they invested.
The more money they invested, the more opportunities they had to click items.
So, of course, after getting some early small payouts from the app, people gleefully invested more… and more.
Some deposited up to the tune of 150,000 to Sh300,000.
For the 4 months it was active, the popular platform that operated under a similar format to “Amazon Web Worker Scam” enjoyed highly positive reviews by githeri media.It became a ‘kuomoka’ zone for many , and through the referral program many were registered in a brotherly care ‘tuomoke pamoja.’
This included full-fledged coverage by esteemed stations like KTN News which highlighted many of their conference meetings in Nairobi.
The company would even hold parties for its members and gifted cars to their top recruiters.
It has now been discovered that the vehicles handed out were actually hired from local dealerships.
For the time they were up, deposits and withdrawals were always seamless but on Tuesday, March, 22, 2022, the website, without any prior notice, went offline.One would try to open the app and it wouldn’t open but show error till now.
Shockwaves rang across more than 30 WhatsApp groups full of “investors” that were working with E-ken. Accessing the account since then has become a story for another season.
Roughly researchers more than 6,000 victims were caught in the dragnet.
This, from our view, should have been one the first red flags as there are no positive reviews on the internet about the page.
Just like in the case of “Amazon Web Worker” scheme, it has since been established that “E-KEN” is not in any way affiliated with International retailer Amazon.
Victims who shared their data on the “E-KEN” platform have been advised to inform their bank, change passwords for online accounts including M-PESA or report the matter to the police anti-fraud unit.
Safaricom is reportedly following up on M-PESA till numbers that could have been taken from the firm then edited and used by crooks to lure clients to the platform.
But all in all, scammers won’t stop.These same scheme likely to again to come up with a recovery strategy that will make people believe they will rocker what they lost by investing more. However, in the end they will lose more.
Especially with tech getting better, they’ll keep finding new ways of running their schemes.
The sad thing is people don’t learn.
Whenever there’s a quick way to riches, people throw caution to the wind and end up losing their hard-earned money to smart criminals.