Safaricom to hide identity of Lipa na M-Pesa users

It’s about time! Great move by Safaricom

On Mon, 26 Jul 2021, 13:12 sky via KICTANet, <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
wrote:

>
> Right direction in enhancing privacy in an era where most transactions are
> via mobile devices.
>
>
> On Mon, 26 Jul 2021 at 07:05, Victor Kapiyo via KICTANet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Safaricom will introduce a feature blocking customer contact details
>> when making payments through Lipa na M-Pesa to curb personal information
>> being traded to advertisers or fraudsters.
>>
>> The telco will only display the first and last few digits of a phone
>> number, blocking the middle and effectively hiding the contact of the
>> customer.
>>
>>
>>
>> www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/economy/safaricom-hide-identity-of-lipa-na-m-pesa-users-3486200
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