Online payment company AstroPay has been stealing money from Kenyans in the most brazen way.
Kenyans that have found the payment option recommended on sites such as Paripesa Betting site and other complained that the withdrawal process for the FinTech firm is too long and most often ends up locking the accounts forever.
“It appears to be a scheme between gaming site Paripesa and AstroPay to con Kenyans off their monies. Both companies don’t have a working customer care,” a punter explained.
According to UK scammer tracking website, ScamWatcher, Astropay dot com is listed as a scamming site.
Complaints posted online shows the same.
“Deposit hazina masharti lakini withdrawals masharti kama yote ( it is easy to deposit, but withdrawals has so many requirement)”, a punter stated online
However, the allure of the company officials having verified LinkedIn accounts and the company’s Twitter account having a verified badge for a notable company, excessive marketing and ‘reccomended tag’, as payment option for some sites, have made it make easy prey of people intending to use their services.
One Kenyan users lost Sh7,000.
wakora.. 7 k ilizama uko
— Tash (@julius_tash) January 27, 2023
Apart from permanently locking accounts with money, some users have reported that AstroPay withdraws money from their wallets without their consent. They then blame hacking but never refund the money.
“Many Kenyans complaining of their money being withdrawn from wallet and when you complain you get blocked by astropay. Am very much saddened,I lost my money. somebody hacked my wallet and generated a card and when I complained I was blocked”, Scamwatcher reports
Kenyans must be wary of AstroPay; delete your accounts or start a class action suit against the firm.
AstroPay joins the list of online companies that scams Africans of their monies.
PayPal’s notoriety has been discussed much. However, PayPal doesn’t lock accounts as much as AstroPay does.
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