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Safaricom and DCI partner to avert online fraud

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has committed to avert online fraud, and hence partnered with mobile provider Safaricom.

This was said today by the Director of Criminal Investigations Mr Mohamed Amin, when he received a team of Safaricom top managers that had visited the DCI headquarters.

In a meeting with the delegation led by Mr James Kiama, who is the head Route to Customer Safaricom PLC, the DCI chief assured of the Directorate’s commitment to working closely with the mobile service provider, especially in investigating fraud cases committed through its mobile phone network, with the sole intention to avert online fraud.

Mr Amin acknowledged that techno-savvy criminals had taken advantage of the rapid advances in technology to further their activities, which necessitated a change of strategy between the mobile communication service provider and security agencies.

This is one of the strategies adopted to strengthening loose ends on information sharing platforms – including social media – in order to create awareness and educate the public on crimes committed through mobile phone networks and how to detect and avert online fraud.

In this regard, Safaricom supported the Directorate in printing its 7th edition of the quarterly DCI magazine, that was received at DCI headquarters yesterday afternoon. The publication, which is offered free of charge, is printed courtesy of esteemed stakeholders and partners who also include KCB, Equity Bank, DTB Bank among others.

Also present during the meeting was the DCI Deputy Director Mr Ireri Kamwende and the Director Liaison & Comms Mr Tony Munga among others.

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