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The Sossi Simbaz outwit Internet fraudsters

Sossi sponsors a cycling team in Kenya known as the Sossi Simbaz Cycling team, ( with David Kinjah as its manager.  David has captained the Kenyan national cycling team at the Olympics and Commonwealth games. Recently David tried sourcing bicycle parts on the Internet. After much correspondence, David still wasn’t 100% sure of their authenticity. Fortunately he decided to visit the supplier in Indonesia himself to check their authenticity and establish a relationship before paying over any money.  As it turned out he travelled 24 hours in a bus into the Indonesian countryside only to arrive in a tiny farming village, the address the correspondent had given him in an email, to find that there was no bicycle shop.

The lesson from this story is that buying anything cheap over the Internet is a hazardous affair. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

David travelled 24 hours back to the airport from the village and flew to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.  There he found the most reputable cycling shop, established a relationship and purchased all the parts he needed at competitive prices.  David is now back in Nairobi with the parts and bikes assembled. So all’s well that ends well.

David has since reported the matter to Google who are taking the appropriate action.

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