NamPol warns public about accommodation scams

NamPol warns public about accommodation scams
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NAMPA

The Namibian Police Force warned the public, especially first-year university students who are looking for accommodation, to be vigilant about scams involving landlords advertising accommodation on various platforms, especially social media.
A media statement issued on Thursday by NamPol's Head of public relations, Deputy Commissioner, Kauna Shikwambi, said the scammers operate by circulating on social media pictures of alleged accommodation up for rent situated in luxurious suburbs, and in most case at a cheaper price to attract potential victims and request them to pay a deposit in advance in order to secure the said accommodation.
“Therefore, the Namibian Police Force is hereby alerting members of the public to be cautious, not to send money or pay for accommodation that they have not physically examined or met the potential landlord in person or pay registration fees to people other than at designated university cashiers at the respective campuses,” reads the statement.
She further warned the public to be wary of any other prevalent or new scams that may be happening at different towns, and that those caught or involved in such activities will face the full wrath of the law.
-NAMPA