Police Issue Warning Over Fake Deputy Inspector General
The National Police Services (NPS) has issued out a notice to Kenyans over fraudsters pretending to be senior ranking officers, as high as the rank of the Deputy Inspector of Police.
One of the Facebook accounts the fraudsters have been using, under the username Edward Mbugua, was listed as a fake.
Mbugua has been moving around with the self-imposed title of Deputy Inspector General at the NPS.
"Beware of these individuals who are impersonating the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and former Kenya Police College(KPC)- Kiganjo," the NPS official Facebook page read.
His Facebook profile displays that he is a Deputy Inspector General of Police. The impersonator has been regularly posting photos of police events and giving reports of cases he has been allegedly tracking.
The police also warned Kenyans of fake recruitment dates being circulated by cons running a dummy Kenya Police College Facebook page.
The fake KPC account handlers posted a message, on Sunday evening, calling for recruits to be ready for updates on the police hiring process.
"2019 Coming Soon - 2019 Kenya Police Recruitment 2019 Recruitment Dates and Centres - Check Daily for Updates! Follow the news via radio stations, television and will also share the same information on our website and social media for Police Recruitment Dates and Centres!" the post read.
National Police Service went on to discredit the email shared by the fraudsters, email@example.com, which they stated was not the official email to be used by hopeful recruits to make their inquiries.
The police have confirmed that the DCI was already working on tracking down the unlawful law-maintenance officers. Kenyans have been urged to report the crooks to Facebook for violation of community standards.
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