MODVA warns against scammers

WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Defence and Veterans affairs (MODVA) has cautioned war veterans about a fraudulent scheme involving individuals presenting themselves as ministry officials, specifically targeting veterans of the National Liberation struggle for their banking details.

The ministry said in a press statement issued on Monday that the scammers are claiming to pay out pending individual veteran projects. The ministry’s Head of Public Relations, Petrus Shalumbu, has since urged veterans to not provide their personal banking details or information to anybody making such claims.

All information required by the ministry should be only submitted strictly at the MODVA’s 14 regional offices countrywide,’ he said.

Furthermore, MODVA urged that veterans of the national liberation struggle to report any individual pretending to be an official from MODVA requesting their private banking details to their nearest police station.

‘MODVA reminds veterans of the national liberation struggle that as of now payouts of
projects for veterans of the liberation struggle will continue with the same prices as communicated to the veterans at the beginning of the cash payment program,’ Shalumbu said.
Source: The Namibia Press Agency