In addressing reports on foreign nationals falling victims to business scams done by unscrupulous Indonesian companies and attempting to avoid the recurrence of such cases, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Nairobi hereby advises the following:
1. There have been reports of modus operandi in the form of bogus websites offering products from Indonesia.
2. The bogus companies usually offer to export products originating from Indonesia and ask for an advance payment or down-payment from prospective buyers. After receiving the transfer of money, the embezzlers will not deliver the order and subsequently cannot be contacted.
3. It is therefore important to first ensure that the companies are legitimate before remitting any payment.
4. It is advisable to consult with the related authorities or certified and professional overseas business consultation providers before placing on-line orders to avoid such a scam.
For detailed information, the Embassy can be contacted at:
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Menengai Road, Upper Hill
P.O. Box 48868
Telephone: +254-20-27114196/97 ext.104
Telephone: +254-20-27114196/97 ext.127