An app called ‘Amazon Web Worker’ has disappeared from the Google Play Store. The app – which had been called out by many as a Ponzi scheme – offered Kenyans who signed up a way of making money quickly through referrals. It was akin to many other similar schemes that have deceived Kenyans over the past years.
It is not clear if Google has deleted the app, or if the app was intentionally removed by the developers. The latter could be the case since it is the way Ponzi schemes work. Once enough cash has been deposited, they make a disappearing act.
According to Kenyans.co.ke, people had deposited huge sums of money on the platform with others putting in as much as KES 300,000. Kenyans says many were lured with different investment options on the app offering returns of up to 38.5% for a deposit of seven days.
If you’re not familiar with how these scams work, here’s a quick explainer: You are promised high returns for doing something…