Tourists warned of fake online tour agents out to con them

Tourists watching the wildebeest migration at the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Ministry of Wildlife and Tourism is investigating reports of online con artists posing as tour agents and defrauding tourists. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • They lure foreigners who make advance payments before they are abandoned in Kenya once they arrive.
  • The imposters are not registered by the Registrar of Companies.
  • They use fake online campaigns, complete with sweet reviews and budget tourism packages.

The Ministry of Wildlife and Tourism is investigating reports of online con artists posing as tour agents and defrauding tourists.

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