Wednesday, September 14, 2011

U.S. Warns On 419 Scam

The United States Embassy in Windhoek has warned Namibians against the many forms of fraud schemes disguised as correspondence from the US government. The US Embassy requests members of the public to get in touch with the embassy in Windhoek for advice when they receive such correspondence. This follows an incident in which at least two local journalists fell victim to 419 - the infamous Nigerian advance fee fraud syndicate after they were lured to each pay an amount of N$2 600 for non-existent international workshops in Washington, USA and in Rome in Italy.