Police warn of unscrupulous ‘employers’

By Staff Reporter

ZAMBIA Police have unearthed a scam where some criminals with forged documents purporting to be from Vice-President Inonge Wina are swindling unsuspected people by promising to get them jobs.

In a statement police spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo has warned that the criminals were also using a forged passport bearing particulars of the Vice-President to commit crimes.

She said that the criminals also had forged immigration documents purporting to be application forms and appointment letters.

“We wish to inform the public that there is a scam where criminals are using forged documents in the name of the Vice-President Inonge Wina to swindle unsuspecting members of the public through social media. One such document is a passport bearing her particulars,” she said.

She said the criminals had also provided a bank account in the name of Mwale Nonde in which money was going to be deposited by the would be victims.

“The fake appointment letter reads in part “your job processing is going on and we want to inform you that your name has been registered in the ICT unit, of the staff and employed, government organisation of Zambia Immigration worldwide,” she said.

Katongo has urged the public to be wary of such adverts and not fall prey to the criminals by avoiding paying attention to the adverts and avoiding sending money to the account provided.