BPS: Fake ‘Home Affairs’ Message Circulating

March 27, 2019 | 4 Comments

Following a viral message circulating that alleges a group is “going to homes and pretending to be officials from home affairs,” the police have advised that it is not “relevant for Bermuda” and asked people to “please think before you post.”

A police spokesperson said, “Please be advised the below alert is not relevant for Bermuda and took place in another jurisdiction. We are asking people to please think before you post.

“Security Alert: Be warned, there is a group going to homes and pretending to be officials from home affairs. They have documents with the letterhead Department of Home Affairs and claim to be confirming that everyone has a valid ID for the upcoming elections.

They are robbing homes. Take note there is no initiative like that from the government. Send this on your neighborhood group chat. They are everywhere and they look presentable.”

According to the Star news, “A viral message warning Malaysians of robbers dressed as officials from the ‘Department of Home Affairs’ actually turns out to be an alert issued to South Africans.

“A very similarly worded statement was published by the Republic of South African Department of Home Affairs on its website in October, 2017.”

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  1. Brad & Chad says:

    PLP proppaganda

  2. JohnBoy says:

    Check your sources people!

  3. Wicket Keeper says:

    Oh I assumed that the people sending yhe message were just confused and had mistaken these people as theives when they were really just politicians.

  4. Joe Bloggs says:

    Fake news!

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