Mildred of Buyer Beware is helping conmen whom she knows exploit group members who trust her.
On Friday (a week ago) at around 10.00 a.m. Mildred posted some household items that a friend of hers is disposing, because he’s leaving for United States (USA)for studies.
There was a contact 0723288517 that was to be called if you wanted any of the items. Of which I did call and talked to one Peter Ondiek Ayang.
We agreed on price and due to the trust is had for Mildred, I sent him the money for microwave, home theatre and water dispenser, total amounting to Kshs. 31k. I’m sure I’m not the only person who paid for the items.
After payment I called Mildred who indeed said she knows the guy I shouldn’t worry. She requested me to forward her the mpesa messages of which I did.
She then told me to go and view the items of which the guy said it won’t be possible because he’s out doing deliveries. I reported this to Mildred and she said it’s okay.
I was to add TV which I don’t know what happened to because I didn’t send him the money.
I asked him if I can send 10k as deposit, he agreed but something kept changing my mind. I lied to him that I’ve reached my limit of the day and we agreed I send him the money the following day in the morning.
He was to deliver my items at 11 a.m.
At night I called to confirm if he’ll come and he said yes but after doing a dog’s delivery at Ongata Rongai.
The following day, he sent me a WhatsApp message that at 7a.m. that he’s on his way to Rongai then he’ll head my way afterwards and that I shouldn’t forget to send him the deposit for the TV.
He called but I don’t pick. At around 10.36 a.m. I called him back; he assured me that he’s done with Rongai’s delivery and that he’ll be at South B by 11 or 11.30.
After I hanged up, he immediately sent me a message on WhatsApp that I send him the money for the TV. I told him since he’ll be here, at my place in a few minutes I’ll transfer everything when he comes.
At 11 he didn’t show up, 11.30 he’s no where to be seen. At 12 p.m I decided to call him and to my shock this guy was mteja (his number wasn’t going through).
I immediately called Mildred and she’s like ‘let me call a friend and get back’; of which she didn’t.
I called her but she kept hanging up on me.
The next thing I’m slapped with a text from her asking me whether I went to view the items. She then tells me that she’s driving heading to Eldoret and that we talk when she gets there.
Funnily, she’s online and that’s when it hits me I’ve been dupped. I went to check on the post and shock on me the post read Malaysia.
I called to tell her but she hanges up. I text her on Whatsapp and she sends me a screenshot that I didn’t understand and tells me it’s seems her account was hacked.
‘Her account was hacked yet she’s online’, I wondered
She told me to go report, I ask her where to report; kilimani or industrial area police station?, since I’m a residence of South B.
She told me, Kilimani . Why Kilimani?, I wondered.
I didn’t bother going cause everything that happened and how Mildred was handling paralysed me.
So I told her to alert people that yesterday’s post was a scam.
She stupidly told me that she can’t because her phone is being traced.
Oh I forgot to mention, when it hit me the day before that I had been conned, I went to Facebook to search the guys name I didn’t find anything, I then searched the guy’s contact, and it was there on Kilimani mum’s and dad’s page.
On 30th of April they were selling the same items, later on a lady commented that this people are cons.
I reached out to the lady and she was like the same guy had conned her friend some cash with the same post, and that when she saw the post on buyer beware she was surprised how Mildred was convinced.
As I’m typing this both Mildred and Peter have blocked me. Sending you screen shots
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