Namibia has a growing communications network with reliable Internet and data services. Reports of cyberscams and cybersecurity issues are rare. Most of the cyberscams are via SMS, due to the large percentage of Namibians who own cellular phones. Most of these scams involve phishing messages purporting to be from a bank or other reputable organization. The SMS asks the user to click on a link or send personal information. Make a habit of regularly checking bank statements and online banking transaction history to identify any irregularities.
Major credit cards are widely accepted at most businesses, and reports of credit card skimming and cloning do occur. ATMs are prevalent, and reports of ATM card cloning also occur. Report any theft/loss to your financial institution immediately. Use ATMs that are in public areas, are well-illuminated, and have a uniformed security guard presence.