So last week, Kenya's biggest telecommunication company, Safaricom, closed down Public Likes Paybill number after a high number of the Public Likes users complained that they were not able to withdraw the money in their Public Likes accounts to Mpesa. Safaricom smelt the rat and made the move. Public Likes is an online based pyramid scheme that targets to rip off money from gullible and tech-savvy Kenyans. A Public Likes user would on a typical day click on company ads on the platform and earn Ksh. 10 from each of the ad. When Public Likes started, they were asking their users to upgrade at Ksh. 4500 per year. However, over time, they have brought down the upgrading period to one month and as such when they s...

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