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New fraud scheme targeting teachers, KICD

KICD (Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development) exposes fraud scheme targeting teachers using t-shirts and badges.

On Saturday, January 7, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) issued a warning to teachers against a scam that is defrauding tutors around the country.

The organization said in a statement that conmen were spreading false information about an upcoming training that will be organized by KICD.

The swindlers, as a result, demanded a payment of Ksh1,000 from all tutors intending to attend the said training.

In exchange, the conmen promised to furnish the teachers with a T-shirt and badge which will allow them to access the training venue.

“The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) wishes to inform teachers and the general public that there is false information being peddled by conmen, deceiving unsuspecting people of training at the Institute on various dates, notably 6th January 2023.

“The unscrupulous persons are mostly targeting teachers and directing them to register with Ksh1,000 for the purchase of a T-shirt and a badge as they attend the training. The act constitutes fraud punishable by law,” read the statement in part.

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KICD cautioned teachers and the general public from falling for the conmen noting that it has not advertised any training that requires participants to pay a fee.

“KICD has not organised any such training of teachers, neither has it requested teachers to register with money for such an activity.

“The public is, therefore, requested to be extra vigilant and report such cases to the nearest police station,” added the statement

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