Safaricom Takes 13 Former Dealers to Court Over Ksh 100 Million Fraud
Safaricom is reported by Business Daily to have taken 13 former dealers to court over fraud. The dealers are reported to have presented forged bank slips and bankers cheques as proof of payment for requisitioned products. With no proper verifications, Safaricom is reported have released goods to the dealers.
Most of the former dealers are reported have made counter claims against Safaricom arguing that it was upon Safaricom to verify all payments before releasing goods. All Safaricom dealers are provided with unique login details for the dealer portal. The dealers would then be required to pay for products ordered through a Barclays Bank Account, present the pay-slips, cash or bank cheques and get authorisations for collecting good processed through the dealers portal.
Some of the dealers accused fraud by Safaricom are Alfa Gates Communications, Cimu Mobitel, Gaturi Mobile Experts, Inter Middle, Kaso Communications, Olkitira Enterprise, Plust International, Pioneer Enterprises, Silver and Gold Investment, Taqwa Communications, Well Communications, Amal Communications and Angel Beauty Spot Limited.
The telecoms solutions provider claims that on diverse dates between October 2010 and May last year, the 13 dealers presented deposit slips to Safaricom employees that were believed to have been issued by the bank only to find out later that they were fraudulent.