Police Warn Of Deceptive Social Media Accounts

January 28, 2018 | 1 Comment

The police have warned of “deceptive social media accounts using the names of real Government officials,” saying that these “fake social media profiles are being used to contact members of the public and make demands of money for alleged Government initiatives and proposals.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of deceptive social media accounts using the names of real Government officials.

“It appears that individuals on social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram, are ‘cloning’ the social media [Facebook and Instagram] accounts of Bermuda public officials – namely the Premier and Government Ministers.

Screenshot of the fake Minister Lovitta Foggo Instagram account:

Fake social media accounts Bermuda Nov 2017

“These fake social media profiles are being used to contact members of the public and make demands of money for alleged Government initiatives and proposals,” the police said.

“Members of the public should be aware that this is a scam and are advised to verify the claim by calling the Government of Bermuda on 295-5151.

“Ask to speak with a Department of Communications representative regarding the supposed online proposal or initiative before divulging any personal information.

Screenshot of the fake Premier David Burt Instagram account:

Premier-Burt-Instagram-account-Bermuda-Nov-2017 2

“Anyone with any information regarding the individual[s] creating or using these fraudulent social media accounts is asked to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.”

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  1. Fet Off says:

    The losers will stop at nothing! Damn shame!!

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