Scams pop out everywhere

Several scams have surfaced in Namibia within less than two months worrying the The Bank of Namibia (BON) which have issues several warnings since the beginning of January to sensitise the public to the unprecedented proliferation of scams especially via email and mobile.

Bogus emails or SMS messages, claiming to be from a reputable source, all target unsuspecting recipients to reveal either their personal information, or their banking details, have mushroomed over the holiday period and into the new year. One of several scams that have emerged is the “FIFA World Cup 2014 online lottery scam. The Bank of Namibia issued a warning to the public against complying with the various scams unless they want to be duped out of their hard earned money.