Placement Body warns of Fraudster in Admission

Students who sat last year's Form Four examinations have been asked to look out for fraudsters out to con them using false university admissions. Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) Chief Executive Officer John Muraguri said his organisation is the only one mandated with student placement. "We warn them that our services are free and transparent and anybody asking for money is definitely not an employee of KUCCPS," he said in his office. Muraguri said a text message is in circulation saying the KUCCPS has officially launched a cellphone number  where all applicants can confirm their admission details. "This is fraud and we ask parents and students to be wary," said Muraguri.
The text reads: "To all legible applicants please feed your details as follows: Dial*140* the last digits of your index number not including your school code, then the cell phone number..."
The SMS says each text is charged Sh10