Bank Windhoek warns clients not to fall victim to scams

07 Apr 2015 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 07 APR (NAMPA) – Bank Windhoek clients have been warned to ignore text messages notifying them that they have won money through competition draws.
“These are fraudulent scams that are aimed at defrauding you of your money. If you receive an SMS informing you that you have won a competition, but have never entered such a competition, then you know it is a scam,” the Head of Bank Windhoek’s forensics department, Johnny Trute said in a media statement issued on Monday.
He then advised Bank Windhoek clients to ignore such communication.
The text message in circulation informs the client that they have won a certain amount in a promotional draw and that the client should reply to the message.
Upon responding, the client is contacted by the fraudster to pay a transfer charge fee of N.dollars 3 500 or more before the prize money can be released.
“Unfortunately, some members of the public still fall victim to these kinds of scams. Bank Windhoek therefore advises clients to always remain cautious as fraudsters are continuously developing new techniques to rob unsuspecting clients of their hard earned money,” said Trute.