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Tackling covid scams in Kenya

Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford
2020-11-13

Never letting a good crisis go to waste, scammers are exploiting Covid-19 all over the planet, and nowhere is safe. Fortunately, journalists have risen to the occasion, with great work like Sophie Hill’s My Little Crony piecing together links between politicians and PPE suppliers in the UK and the ever alert Scorpio keeping an eye on SA. In Kenya, Africa Uncensored has been focussing on grass-roots scammery and the proliferation of WhatsApp attacks on individuals trying to apply for Covid relief. It’s put together an explainer video showing who is behind a recent set of bogus messaging and how victims are fooled.

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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