Tiktoker shows how Kenyans get duped with fake power banks full of sand
A Tiktoker has come out to warn Kenyans about counterfeit power banks that are being sold at a cheap price.
The Tiktoker, who goes by the name of Mwas, shared on his Tiktok page a video showing how fraudsters are duping members of the public into purchasing cheap power banks that are filled with sand.
In the video, the Tiktoker opened up some batteries in order to reveal their content, right after testing whether they had any power in them.
Check out the video below:
Counterfeit products pose a major challenge to manufacturers in Kenya with the loss estimated at between Sh 85 billion and Sh 100 billion annually, according to a report. This does not only reduce market potential but also casts doubts on the original merchandise.
As a way to curb the sale and purchase of counterfeits, the Tiktoker advised consumers to be keener about where they purchase their gadgets as many scammers are out to rip them off with cheap products. He advised that one should purchase such goods from recognized brands and retailers so as to get their money’s worth.
Mwas shares videos about tech on his Tiktok page and currently has 64.8K loyal followers.
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