How to protect yourself from identity theft in Kenya

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Advice from an Advocate :

Dear All,

I Wanted to highlight a very important aspect. In ordinary course we keep issuing and submitting our PIN Certificate (proofs such as Passport copy , Driving License, LICENCE etc.) to various people.

For housing or car or other loans, bank accounts,or even for buying new sim card we submit these documents.

At almost all these places they ask for self certification on these documents. We immediately sign those documents and hand over.

Just imagine your self certified copies are freely available in the hands of such persons & those documents can be used by him for EVERYTHING!

For eg: Your Driving Licence, passport gets into the hands of a Terrorist, he can misuse it to buy a SIM in your name AND YOU MIGHT BE ARRESTED for having Terror links

Its really serious and its been seen that in most of the terrorist activities, such documents are sourced from the SIM card sellers.

Hence, please inculcate a ‘HABIT’ of writing the date and purpose for which you are submitting the self certified Documents so that those documents cannot be used again.

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Please share this as much as possible Forwarded as I felt

Necessary to everyone.

it’s very important to write the date and purpose, which we never do while submitting our documents.

*Here after sign as

1……….signature

2……….Date

3………Purpose

  1. and not to be used for other purpose.*

Plz dont ignore and pass this msg to as many people u can..

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