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Idiotic Conmen

Some conmen are a disgrace to the profession.last week i met a friend who was dying with laughter because she had just received a text message for sending her money via Mpesa by mistake"funnier" is that when someone from 'safaricom' called it was obvious that he called from"safaricom." Speaking in broken English from a noisy street, he sounded very unlike the suare customer service people employed by the company who speak seductively from air-conditioned offices.IT theft is white-collar crime,crook-get an office. To make the matter worse she informed him to come to "Eupen@" petrol station a truly he then saw how humble the woman was and thought that he will be even more broker than he was.In fifteen minutes he arrived and i pretended to be foreign to the incident.So i called my passing friend Omondi together with his four friends to help me carry sacs of maize.So we stood there and asked the man "conman" that if he was the one claimming for the money and he accepted.He then was asked to display the number he used on the sireen and he would be given but surprisingly he was unable.Without wasting time the men that accompanied Omondi quickly got glass botles and struck the man with them causing bleading.He was later found with three fake ATM VISA CARDS.He nearly got burnt into a tyre when she showed mercy.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Buruburu, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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