By: Justicia Shipena
Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has warned of a fraudulent job offering by unknown individuals impersonating NAC staff.
According to the airport company, they are cheating the public fraudulently by offering jobs online on a particular website or through telephone calls for ‘Night Cleaners Wanted’ at the Hosea Kutako International Airport.
NAC spokesperson Dan Kamati says to their knowledge, no person has been caught yet performing the activity.
He said the NAC came across this job offer via a social media post.
“Through a Facebook post, we got ahead of it and issued a statement on it,” he said.
He added that they are cautioning the public from partaking in the scam.
“This is a scam, of course, and what we do to engage the authorities is very clear,” he added.
Kamati emphasised that these jobs do not exist within the NAC nor its stakeholders.
“Our stakeholders at the airport or Namibia airports company we are not looking for any cleaners, night cleaners for that matter,” he told The Villager.
He added that when the NAC or its stakeholders put out vacancies, they do it via print media or websites.
“Normally, a landline number is given for employment verification, not cell phone numbers,” said Kamati.
Kamati further urged the public to refrain from contacting the cell phone being given to them.
“We noticed that it is not just one advert. They are probably multiple platforms online where people are trying to take advantage of desperate Namibians,” he stated.
He also said people should always verify with the relevant institution when it comes to situations like this.
Furthermore, he expressed that the NAC has no knowledge that anyone has fallen prey to the fraudulent job offering.
“No one has approached us yet in this regard, and we are hoping no one has fallen prey to it.”
NAC further cautions the public that NAC neither appoints nor authorises any person or agency to offer jobs to people online on such websites or to act on their behalf.
“Hereby advise individuals and other parties concerned not to fall prey to such fraudulent activities,” a statement by NAC released on Tuesday reads.
The public is advised not to be attracted or lured by any of these communications which solicit payment.
NAC concluded that public members should note that NAC will not be held responsible for any such consequences thereof.