Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson kampamba Mulenga
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson kampamba Mulenga
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson kampamba Mulenga has severely warned what she termed as cyber criminals in Zambia.

In a statement made available to the media yesterday, Ms. Mulenga revealed that security officers are seriously following perpetrators of the vice and very soon the law will catch up with them because Government’s desire is to ensure that such criminals are caged to halt cyber-crime in the country.

The Information Minister observed with regret that the swindlers are now using her name and those of other Cabinet Ministers by posting fake details on Facebook and other social media platforms advertising opportunities such as scholarships and jobs to defraud innocent young people and some parents in Zambia.

She has since disclosed that victims are now claiming that they deposited some money in leaders’ bank accounts after being promised the same fake opportunities, affirming that some of them are even claiming refunds from Government leaders.

Ms. Mulenga was however hasty to explain that Government, through the Ministry of Higher Education is in charge of scholarships and not individual ministers and urged Zambians to be cautious by ensuring that they verify any information found on the internet because crime has now taken a new dimension and the internet is being used as a medium.

“This crime cannot go unpunished because Government realises the effort that people are putting in to earn a leaving. Depriving the little that people earn is not only criminal, it is evil”

“Let me also remind citizens that they should verify information they find on the internet because crime has now taken a new dimension and the internet is being used as a medium. Do not deposit your hard earned money unless you are really sure of the credibility of the receiver”

“Therefore, let me warn whoever is behind this crime that your days are numbered” Ms. Mulenga said

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20 COMMENTS

  1. There is little to no chance they will adhere to this washing I’m afraid.

    Come with terms of combating them than issuing worthless comments.

    Thanks

    BB2014,2016

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    • This is terrible, so PF ministers are so corrupt? How do parents get convinced. Lungu need to get to root cause of this.

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    • The Nigerian 419 Scams
      This breed of scams has been around for a very long time and is known as the advance fee fraud. It has various names such as the Nigerian 419, Nigerian money offer, the Spanish prisoner etc. Similar to the Spanish prisoner scam where the scamster promises to share his fortunes with the victim in exchange for money to bribe the prison guards, the Nigerian 419 has fully come into its own thanks to the availability of email. A scam victim will usually receive an email making an offer of a large sum of money. The subject lines often read something similar to “From the desk of Mr [name]” or even “Your assistance is solicited”. While the stories may vary slightly, the general plot then talks of a person (usually a corrupt government employee) who has come across a…

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    • Naimwe ba LT, fraudster is one word and you have it spelt wrongly altogether. Where are you rushing to? 🙁

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    • this is good news.someone is benefiting from the monies pf ministers are stealing from us poor Zambians.we were promised more money in our pockets…

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  2. There is truth to this, lungus GRZ is the most corrupt ever.
    They have finished all the Eurobonds and IMF money is taking long so any corruption will do….

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  3. Are you a Newscaster from ZNBC? You’re reading like it’s 7′ O’clock evening news. And why read word for word?

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  4. When fish rots, it starts from the head, the fraudsters are just emulating what the hierarchy is doing.

    These are the role models they do what they do.

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  5. This Ministry and that of religious affairs are just a drain on taxpayer’s money. Both should be done away with. Tell me how the nation would miss any functions of these two ministries?

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