MSYNS warns youth against latest scams

The Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service (MSYNS) has warned members of the public to be cautious of scammers who under false pretence are calling for online applications for a youth development grant covering 2024/2025. The ministry's Chief Public Relations Officer Aina Shikesho in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday, explained that the scammers are enticing particularly young people to click on a link containing an image of Minister Agnes Tjongarero, regarding an online application for a Youth Development Grant 2024/2025. 'This scam does not come from our ministry and the public is hereby cautioned to refrain from clicking on the link,' she said. Shikesho further warned young people about another scam which involves scammers who are informing young people that they have been accepted at the ministry's Frans Dimbare Youth Skills Training Centre in Divundu, Kavango East Region, and should provide their banking details. 'The ministry has not announced nor released the names of the successful applica nts, at its Frans Dimbare Youth Skills Training Centre,' the PRO said. Additionally, she indicated that employees at Frans Dimbare Youth Skills Training Centre will not request young people to provide their banking details, as it is not part of the requirements. Thus they are cautioned to refrain from providing their personal banking details. Source: The Namibia Press Agency