Home affairs ministry warns public against passport message

05 October 2021 | Ministries

NAMPA



WINDHOEK

Home affairs ministry executive director Ettienne Maritz has warned members of the public not to respond to an SMS message telling people to collect their passport.

In a media statement he issued on Saturday, Maritz said the massage, sent from the number 44433, advising members of the public to collect their passports at the ministry’s offices is fake, adding that people should not respond to it as it may be intended for scam activities.

He said even though the ministry is in the process of introducing a SMS notification system that will be utilised by the public, it has not yet been implemented.

“Currently, the ministry is at the final stage to come up with the SMS notification for passport services. Once finalised, the ministry will inform the public about the passport notification number. The public is therefore advised to be vigilant and report fake notifications to the ministry,” Maritz said.

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