Oshana police urges vigilance over scammers

OSHAKATI: As people rush to stores to buy their children’s back-to-school supplies, the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in Oshana Region has advised the public to be on the lookout for scammers.

Oshana NamPol’s Community Affairs Officer, Inspector Thomas Aiyambo, stated that parents and guardians have to be cautious against being duped into believing that the are people selling less expensive school uniforms behind shopping centres.

According to Aiyambo, this comes after they received several reports of scamming activities occuring in areas such as Ongwediva and Ondangwa.

‘If parents are not vigilant, they could be easily tricked by some scammers who are returning to their old ways,’ he said.

He added that scammers come in different forms, such as requesting for translation, giving directions, taking parcels to an unknown persons who does not speak the local language.

‘We also have those people telling people that they are selling cheaper goods behind shops then they rob our people,’ he said.

He added th
at the scammers are also back with their old trick of telling people that they are selling cheaper fish and tripe (matangara).

Source: The Namibia Press Agency