Home News Chance taker regrets messing with Dillish Mathews

Chance taker regrets messing with Dillish Mathews

Scammers are busy with local personalities but they are not giving them the satisfaction.

Identity theft is a type of fraud that involves using someone else’s identity to steal money or gain other benefits. This behavior has been widely noticed happening in Namibia where scammers use the names of local celebrities, entertainers and ordinary beings to ask for money from others. Dillish Mathews happened to be the latest victim whereby her name was used in an act of fraud.


According to Dillish Mathews, someone contacted her friend using her name to get N$30 000 from him. For confirmation purposes, Dillish Mathews’ friend called her to asked if she indeed asked for the money. The Back In July singer then shared conversation details of the scammer on her Instagram snaps. With the help of her followers, she found out that the number belonged to a married woman who lives in Windhoek. Dillish Mathews contacted the woman who was also using her image for WhatsApp and told her to apologize.

The Johnny hitmaker, TopCheri has also been targeted where two people used her name to ask money and through a post, she made on her Facebook she warned the general public of the scam. Robyn Nakaambo too was victimized and asked for money and nudes to regain her Instagram account that was hacked.

Here are a couple of steps to protect yourself from identity theft according to ScamWatch:

  • Do not open suspicious texts or emails – delete them.
  • Verify the identity of the contact by calling the relevant organization directly – find them through an independent source such as a phone book or online search. Do not use the contact details provided in the message sent to you.
  • Never send money or give credit card, online account details or copies of personal documents to anyone you don’t know or trust.
  • Be very careful about how much personal information you share on social network sites. Scammers can use your information and pictures to create a fake identity or to target you with a scam.
Rosalia Hipondokahttps://unwrap.online
Media Student Lifestyle and Entertainment Journo


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

King TeeDee to host 250km walk

Award-winning kwaito artist Martin Morocky, who recently rebranded from being known as The Dogg to King Tee Dee, will host KingTeeDee 250km walk...

FYM to bring laughter around Namibia

Free Your Mind Entertainment in partnership with the Sound Connects Fund presents “Sounds of...

Spectrum Awards to honour LGBTQI community creatives

…receives 420 nominees for 30 categories Namibia’s LGBTQI community will be celebrating the Spectrum...

Gazza sends Davido a condolence message

Namibian artist Gazza has taken to his socials to send love and light to Nigerian singer Davido following the loss of his...

Gospel Meets Jazz brings Suzy Eises, Loyiso Bala, Juanita du Plessis to Vegkop

Mark your calendars for Gospel Meets Jazz come December as Namibian and South African stars come together for a fun-filled day. Organised...