So, Facebook is still going through its weird soap opera episodes and as they do, it seems like Kenyans are in for a big ride of their own. Remember when we were still comparing M-PESA to Facebook’s crypto project, Libra? Well, forget that for a second and start focusing on this; there’s already someone out there selling the idea of investing in Libra and its subsidiary wallet Calibra for overnight returns.
It is amazing how Kenyans are always quick to get their hands on as much dime as possible and in the shadiest ways possible. But before we judge let’s present the necessary evidence to the court. Well, thanks to Twitter, we did discover an account trying to get this idea to the public.
Welcome to CALIBRA KENYA. Invest Kshs 20,000-Kshs 950,000 and earn 50% every month for 6 months.
Visit: https://t.co/1NaMNHTv38#MIGUNAMIGUNA #KenyansTAKEOVER #MUNLIV #PastorWison #GalaxyNote10
— Sir John | Libra Cryptocurrency Association Kenya. (@SirJohnLibra) October 19, 2019
So, we tried going through their very simple yet suspiciously shady website presenting pretty much the same thing. All you’ve got to do is send them money, get a “digital contract” (which you should never ever fall for) with them and wait for 50% returns every month. Curious about this, we made some calls to get a word form the horse’s mouth.
Calling themselves Calibra Kenya (which should already set you off), they identified as a “company that deals in digital assets”. This was enough to make us hang up the call but we wanted a bit more so we asked why they would promise returns considering Libra hasn’t launched yet.
“Well, you won’t first start to invest in the unit as we are waiting for its launch in January,” was the response beginning in a whole lot of stammering. Firstly, no one even knows when Facebook is planning to launch the digital currency. No one is even sure whether it will ever launch.
It’s Already A Scam Smelt From A Far In The Name Of Libra
Secondly, why call name yourself as “Calibra Kenya” when the linked currency isn’t here yet? We continued by asking them whether they deal with any other digital currencies. This, the person on the other end responded by saying that they did invest in currencies like Bitcoin but have refrained from it.
Now, if I started naming the number of scams that have happened all in the name of bitcoin, we’ll probably never finish this article. The point is, this is just but one of the many “investment calls” that have been set up and are about to be.
The website itself looks to be set up by a person who’s about to leave any second. Plus, If you have seen such ads, please be careful. All it is are overnight riches wrapped in a bunch of sweet words that will leave you with nothing. Get your facts right first!